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Old 08-11-2010, 10:17 PM
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Entropy and me

Well, I have to clean up the shop! The second law of thermodynamics states that systems will naturally tend to increase in entropy, and that certainly applied to my garage/shop after my recent cage-building adventure. And my wife had the gall to suggest that she be able to park her car in the garage! Can you believe it?

You can decrease entropy by adding energy to the system, so I tested this theory tonight by organizing my mess of DOM cut-offs, project car parts, and improvised tools that were taking over the garage. I really needed to better use my storage space under my welding table, and I had a lot of DOM mis-bends from the previous cage. So, a little quality time with the tubing notcher and the welder resulted in DOM shelf-dividers. Guaranteed to protect the contents in case of roll-over or head on collision.

Here is the result empty, and then in its natural state; stuffed to the gills with car parts, DOM cut-offs, and tools. Order is restored in the universe!





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Old 08-12-2010, 05:07 AM
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No you didn`t really do much !! like most of us i would bet you just moved things from Point A to Point B waiting till they need to be moved to Point C

Because something important fell and bounced into the new point B and to get it out you need to move all the goodies.

This has happened to me several times.

as for the wife i would say if she needs a place for her car give her the phone number of The local lumber people and point to the tools needed for her to build her garage
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:11 PM
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my wife had the gall to suggest that she be able to park her car in the garage! Can you believe it?
My wife suggested the same thing, so I told her that was fine with me as long as I could weld in her kitchen and bend tube in the living room. Needless to say, her car still parks in the driveway!
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:45 AM
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That was part of the deal when we moved to our new place. I was temporarily giving up a very nice shop (until we can build another one), but my wife is parking outdoors.

We are planning to build a new shop next summer!
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:16 AM
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My wife is a actually a pretty good sport. She just wants to park her car indoors during the winter snow season, which runs from Thanksgiving to tax day here in upstate NY. I made a base for my Pro Tools 105 bender which bolts to the garage floor with 4 drop-in anchors. When I need to bend tube in the winter, I bolt the bender in the middle of the garage, make the bends, and just make sure to unbolt the bender by the evening to get the cars in. Either that, or I sleep in the garage, too
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:59 PM
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It might very well be safer to sleep in the garage and cheaper in the end
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