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Hey all. I'm new here. A few months ago my dad passed away and left me his shop. It was a mess, no trash or junk, just a whole bunch of tools in a whole bunch of boxes. Anyhow, I've spent the better part of 2 weeks trying to get his things organized and get the shop organized. He had put up a bunch of peg board, but he used finish nails, which wouldn't hold. He put his clamps on one of the peg boards, and came out the next day and found his clamps on the floor and the peg board bent over under the weight. So, he gave up and never went back into his shop. He spent a huge amount of money on tools, many of the things I've found, I've found 2 or 3 of.
I'm a contractor. I began my career as a house framer building custom homes in a suburb south of Denver. I eventually began building spec homes as a sub-contractor, and moved into doing custom remodel framing in the Denver area. I moved to Kansas City in 2004 and started contracting. I since moved back to Denver, then 2 weeks ago, I came back to Kansas City again.
I'm going to set up his shop as a cabinet shop, and I'm going to do some mill work for my own jobs.
I have an ominous amount of organization and storage and bench building ahead, but I've given myself a timeline of 4 weeks, 2 weeks left. I'm through with the hard part, now it's time to begin putting tools together and building benches.
There's more, but this is getting too long, so I'll save it for another day. I'm looking forward to hearing from you, and hopefully you'll have some great advice for a new shop owner.
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-11-2013, 09:46 PM
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Welcome. I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing of your progress in your shop. Organization is my downfall. Lol. But I love seeing how others succeed with it. It gives me hope for myself.
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I'm really sorry to hear about your Dad,,,welcome to the forum look forward to seeing your future post
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Welcome to wood talk. Sorry to hear about your pops.

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Ditto

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post #7 of 13 Old 01-12-2013, 07:26 AM
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Welcome to the site. Can't wait to see your progress.

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Welcome! There is a lot of good info and helpful people here so don't be bashful asking questions.
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Welcome to the forum.

Sad to hear of the passing of a parent, but good to hear someone is inheriting the tools and will use them rather than sell at a fraction of the value.

My wife mentioned that after her father passed in the late 60's he had many tools. The mother did not appreciate the value and sold them at garage sale prices.

We could start a thread on what happens to our tools when we pass or cannot use them anymore.

I know how much I have spent on accumulating my tools. I have no children so one day I will be facing a difficult decision.

We love to see pictures. Do not be shy as showing us your progress. We also love build threads.
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Thanks for the welcomes all. I'll be posting pics as soon as I figure out how that's done.
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post #11 of 13 Old 01-12-2013, 11:49 PM
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Next to send there is a '+' or 'advanced' button. If u use that there will be more choices such as upload picture.

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post #12 of 13 Old 01-12-2013, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Paine
Welcome to the forum.

Sad to hear of the passing of a parent, but good to hear someone is inheriting the tools and will use them rather than sell at a fraction of the value.

My wife mentioned that after her father passed in the late 60's he had many tools. The mother did not appreciate the value and sold them at garage sale prices.

We could start a thread on what happens to our tools when we pass or cannot use them anymore.

I know how much I have spent on accumulating my tools. I have no children so one day I will be facing a difficult decision.

We love to see pictures. Do not be shy as showing us your progress. We also love build threads.
When my dad was killed ins truck accident my mum gave all his stuff away. They were divorced and I was 13. All I managed to smuggle was a pin push and side cutters. She would not let me keep anything.
When you have to part with your tools I hope u find someone worthy of them.
I'making sure my kids have options on everything.

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post #13 of 13 Old 01-13-2013, 12:00 AM
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Welcome to the forum!
You are not alone in the tool situation, Had some of the same concerns when my Father in law passed recently. He was like another parent and really good friend.
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