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Author Topic: Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Who Has The Neatest Sign Shop Of Them ALL?
Dave Draper
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We haven't seen a good thread in recent times of the Letterville sign shops. I thought this would be a fun time to show off your crib.

Post pics below and see where this goes! [Smile]

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Dave great idea, except I would have to clean up the shop before taking photos. Maybe that should be my New Years Resolution.

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Neat Sign Shop?
That is an oxymoron to me!
My office ain't so bad. Just dusty.
But the garage is a disaster and I have a meet in a few weeks.
Since the 20-year-old moved back home, I have to red up his crap for 2 hours each time before I can paint. The floor is his toolbox!
There are 2 defunct Fords taking up both bays.
Never fear, I am gonna turn into a white tornado and clean like crazy.
Then, I might take pictures!
Love- JILL [Wink]

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Neat AND clean????
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Ya gotta be kidding!

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Dave Draper
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Who said anything about clean? Neat doesn't mean tidy...or does it? [Smile]

C'mon everyone, post a pic of your .... er...dump! [Smile]

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Not gonna do it Dave.
We had hopelessly outgrown our workspace before we ever moved in, and it has only gotten worse the last 5 years. Neat isn't even on the radar screen. Now if you had said "share ONE place in your shop that is neat and organized" I might have been able to find a few square inches.

Get back to me around March or April when our NEW shop will be ready. Still mighty compact, but we're planning it for efficiency and building each workspace for specific tasks. Maybe then I'll be ready to play.

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Dave,

Right now the place looks like a tornado hit it after all the refitting and being slowed down with injuries the past few months, so no pics.

If you mean neat as in "neato keen place to work" I can't gripe too much.
I wish I had more room, too, but mountain views, quiet location and neighborly atmosphere make it a great place to be.
Especially the friendly waves and horn tooting as folks drive by. The best days are spent in the summer working out in the driveway, getting the fresh air and having folks drop by who I haven't seen in a while. Much better than my annual habit of hibernating in the shop all winter. (I think I was a bear in a past life [Big Grin] )

Rapid

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Ray Rheaume
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North Haverhill, NH 03774
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Neat?? That lets me out.

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Kalispell,Mt
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Aahhhhh .... thanks for posting this Dave.
Let's me know that I'm not in the minority on the neat shop thing. Mine is laffable, but cryable when trying to get anything done.

Dave got me a shed for Christmas. Perhaps not such a romantic gift, but he certainly scored points! [Smile] I wouldn't think of clicking a pic of my shop before filling my shed first.

My vote on the best shops I've actually visited would be Rick Sacks! I would model mine after his. Ones I've seen from pictures would be Nancy and Noella's in Cornwall, unbelievably spacious and organized, without missing any beats on the cool factor. Gary Anderson's ... very warm, inviting, and just basically neat, and then I just loved what I've seen of Donna's setup.

Kissy and Dan, now they are an inspiration too.

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I'm not scared to show some pics. I love to look at others shops. My shop is an old mill house that I moved to my property and turned it into my cozy studio. I am a neat freak when it comes to my shop. A few things have changed since the last time I posted pics of my shop. Some will remember it looked like more like a traditional sign, wood shop last time. I have added a paint booth and the old shop dog Lucky is gone. Man he has been gone for a while and writing the last sentence put a lump in the old throat. I guess I have been so busy that it kind of never sunk in until I thought of the old pic of the shop with him on the floor. Man I miss that stupid dog more than I thought.

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Ryan, that's the spirit. Nice cozy cubby. And tidy! [Smile]

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I thought at first you ment "Neat" as in "Cool" shops. Here is a pic of my shop before I had to close it.

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It is an old Firehouse that was built back in the 1800's

Kinda "Neat"....

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Troy,
I can't believe it! There's Don Hulsey's car in front of your shop and my old mini van parked by the building on the right. That was a great meet. [Smile]

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I love looking at pics of other peoples workspaces.
We are renovating a house/shop right now, and I'll post pics in a couple of months when we move in. I can't wait to have extra room!

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I've linked to these same few whenever this sort of topic comes up... so most of you've seen them, but you said "neat", so my neat-freak shop pics seem to be appropriate again.

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Here's one showing 3 phases of the front door... the total chaos the day after I moved in (with tarp over window... then when my loft (& first floor ceiling) was still 12 feet short of permitting air-conditioning...
...then after the remodel pic, my current view looking out from my desk pictured in my other pics.
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Here's an old pic of our showroom & demo area.
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More photos can be seen here - Shop Photos
Warning, the photos are large and it might take a few minutes to load.

Havin' fun,

Checkers

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The shops pictured above seem a little TOO neat to me. Isn't any real work being done???

Here's a pic of our shop yesterday... Notice there's tools on the workbench, cause they are being used ! [Smile]

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here ya go (I hope)
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[ December 29, 2003, 05:56 PM: Message edited by: Kathy Joiner ]

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River Road Graphics
41628 River Road
Ponchatoula, La.70454

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Here is my shop:

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and the rest of the photos are at:

http://mysite.verizon.net/res1e6xo/mysignshop

Click on the Thumbnails to enlarge pictures

Enjoy

[ December 29, 2003, 07:39 PM: Message edited by: Dave Draper ]

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I'm just a part time airhead ... shop uro paint ... shop waterbase

[ December 29, 2003, 07:59 PM: Message edited by: Ed Ryall ]

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i certainly don't have the neatest shop...hey it's a shop [Razz]
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Not much but here ya go! Jackson Signs at it's finest.

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Mike Duncan asked me to post these of his shop.


Mike Duncan's shop:
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