Inside the shop

Took a couple of hours the other day to straighten up the place. It seemed like there was an inch of metal dust on everything. But a little sweeping and de-cluttering and just like that I had a clean place to work. The two benches (first photo) are used for a variety of design and fabrication. They are separated by my grandfather's old tool chest. A real heirloom to me. Plus, in this area the light is good, so I develop ideas in my sketchbook and listen to music here. I love all kinds of cool metal parts and pieces. So, I have to be a bit organized. I use a bunch of old coffee cans (second photo) to hold everything from washers to bolts to metal stuff I can't identify. Makes it fun to paw through to find just the right piece.