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My wife took these pictures today.  Not sure if there is a message that I am supposed to get 🙄

The first bench is the one from my Dad.  The second is the one I bought from Maine.  The third I bought from someone in Wyoming.  The last watch bench came from Dallas.  The other bench is just a converted office desk.

The last picture captures a portion of the room.

This was not staged...and I am a little embarrassed about how it looks.  That's me and Cromwell.

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Now that is what I like to see a lovely mess. Providing you know where every thing is. My work bench was always in a mess, my master would always tell me to clean it. When I had my own workshop it always looked as if a bomb had hit it. Funny really as I like to keep my home very tidy I do not like things out of place. 

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The lathe on the first bench is newly acquired: Paulson.  Normally a lathe is not stationed there.  The lathe on the third bench is my wonderful Levin 😍, where I try my best to be a real watchmaker.  The lathe on the fourth bench is for sharpening only.  The fourth bench is used for clock repair and sharpening. It has a Barkus polishing wheel on it.  That lathe came from my Dad.  The lathe on the office desk is another Levin.  I have too many lathes...there are two more in the closet along with another Levin headstock.

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I'm rather jealous actually.  I have one small bench.  Clock or watch, they all get fixed there.  But I will be bringing in a table soon, and that shall be for my lathe and other "dirty" tools.  I am probably not as messy, but that could only be a result of having less space.  I cannot however claim to be more organized, because the systematic organization I have developed seems to only make sense to myself, whereas others will see it and remark that "there seems to have been a struggle..."  🤷‍♂️

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13 hours ago, LittleWatchShop said:

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Thanks for the above picture, I just sent it to Mrs W and sais "see ...see... mine isn't so bad after all!" Don't expect it will stop her telling me off, but at least she doesn't think I'm the only one now.

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3 hours ago, HectorLooi said:

Hmmm.... I only see your watch repair stuff. Where are the rest of your electronics, 3D printing and other toys?

In my office. I will post a picture

4 hours ago, HectorLooi said:

Hmmm.... I only see your watch repair stuff. Where are the rest of your electronics, 3D printing and other toys?

image.thumb.png.cd38741a4d2a63f8709de4e41fc90516.pngMy hot-air workstation and desoldering station got moved to the garage...lol orphan children!

10 hours ago, KarlvonKoln said:

because the systematic organization I have developed seems to only make sense to myself

When I first came back to watchmaking with only my Dad's bench, it was hard to wrap my head around how he had his bench organized.  I wanted to leave it that way, but eventually I had to make some modifications--moving tools around from drawer to drawer and moving a few things out of the bench.

BTW...I HAVE ANOTHER WATCHBENCH IN THE GARAGE!!!  I am restoring it.  But once restored, I have no place for it.

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