The Three Amigos... Sage, Dixie & Wingnut!!!

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  1. Coastal Redneck

    Coastal Redneck Well-Known Member

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    Job is going well, I learned how to knock out the starter/generators on these golf carts, swapping worn brushes & wiring for nice new gear... not rocket science, but it took a little while to get the knack, LOL. Big boss stopped by the shop and liked what he saw, #2 boss liked it too, we're gonna make a good shop team when everything gets dialed in the way we want it. In the meantime it's steady full-time work, Monday thru Friday with full gubmint benefits, so I'm on it. I must admit I'm ready for a cold beer & a hot shower, it's a dirty & greasy job at times but at least it's honest dirt & grease, LOL. :confused:

    Hey, got a question for y'all, anybody here ever organize a fairly large shop set up for multiple machines and equipment? I'm gonna reorganize this monumental clusterf#% in due time, but it's a real mess right now, just about the worst I've ever seen... I'm still hurling trash and clearing the dust of centuries from the shelves, I've yet to start classifying & reorganizing parts, many of which are in bags or boxes so filthy that one can't even see the parts or read the numbers, 10-4? It's a mess, believe me, but all the new guys (myself included) wanna make it better, since a clean shop is a more efficient and productive shop. :cautious:

    My first resolution is simple: keep the John Deere parts in one section, Toro parts in another, E-Z-GO parts in a third, generic parts in a fourth, etc. Once that's done, I can try to organize each section better so folks will actually be able to recognize and find the parts they need. It's a big job though, I'm talking about a $h!tload of parts, LOL. I was downright lucky today to find a buried box of brush kits for the carts, 17 kits in all which will certainly help get some of the down carts running. But if anyone has ideas on organizing many, many parts for a dozen different machines and pieces of equipment, I'm all ears... o_O

    THE EASIEST WAY WOULD BE TO SIMPLY NUKE THE MAINTENANCE SHED, THEN START OVER AGAIN, LOL... :eek:

    CHEERS, YOUSE KNUCKLEHAIDS!!! :red70:
     
  2. Adam-NLV

    Adam-NLV Well-Known Member

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    Here's how i organized all my diff parts, that were in storage; i got these steel shelves from Home Depot. I waited till they went on sale and got three of these shelving units. In these pics to the right of my Rebel you can see em'. There's only 2 shelves shown bit i've since added a third shelf. They great for organizing and you can set the distance between shelves and you can stack them to a certain extent. I could use two more.:D


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  3. scooter

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    Just as important as the physical storage (shelving etc) is being able to track what you have in inventory. I use the empty boxes that hold the reams of paper stored by the copier at work for my smaller parts. I number them and stack them on the shelves. On a spreadsheet I keep track of each part by part number, and description, along with quantity, the price paid, the project/bike it is planned for and the box it is in. Without the spreadsheet I have no idea what I have or where the part is. I also cut the boxes down in height depending on what is inside so that I can pack them on the shelves efficiently.
    Note: I’ve been acquiring parts for years to support my plan to retire and restore all the different bikes I’ve acquired over the years. Don’t know if I’ll get to them all but I’m going to have fun trying.

    It will take some effort to log your inventory into a spreadsheet/ database but if the shop keeps inventory well worth the effort. If you don’t and just order parts based on the needed repair that’s a different matter.
     
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  4. Coastal Redneck

    Coastal Redneck Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate the tips, and we're gonna make a big push to clean up the shop and get stuff organized... I've made a dent, but this shop has been neglected for YEARS, so making it right won't happen overnight, LOL. Meh, it's a gubmint job, so I'll probably RETIRE from the reorganization effort, 10-4? At least a dumpster's worth of trash has been cleared from the shelves and work benches, and it's starting to LOOK like a shop, but we have a ways to go, and there are some nasty drums and whatnot out back that would violate all EPA and OSHA rules & regs... but we're gonna clear all that cr@p outta there, and good riddance. Place is spider heaven too, and they grow 'em BIG here in Arizona. I'm not squeamish about insects, but today I saw the LARGEST FREAKIN' BLACK WIDOW I've ever seen in my life, thought it was a tarantula in the dim light under a cart seat in the other shed, but sure enough, it was a widow... thing was the size of a Greyhound Bus, LOL. :eek:
     
  5. Coastal Redneck

    Coastal Redneck Well-Known Member

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    Man, am I ever looking forward to this holiday weekend... a paid holiday too, haven't seen one of those in ages, LOL. We're getting things done with the reorganization, while new parts and stuff are coming in to make life easier, but it's still a daunting task... I'm just taking one day at a time. Today wasn't too bad, I worked on carts and helped with a John Deere mower which needed some repairs... it's actually a FrankenMower put together with parts from three separate mowers, thing looks like it has been around since dinosaurs roamed the earth. :cautious:

    I'm headin' back to the ol' hacienda to kick my boots off and enjoy a nice cold beer... have to take another shower too, it was that kinda day at ye olde maintenance shed. But there are positives about the job, sometimes barn kitty & I have the place all to ourselves for long stretches of time, tomorrow will be an easy day because there'll be no inmate crews to help with the mowing, just the regular crew doing their usual thing, so I'll have the shop to myself for much of the day. Heller scenery outside, country tunes playin' in the background... meh, life could be worse. :rolleyes:

    Check out these pics of the sky the other day, we had a weird "sunset rainbow" with the usual rainbow colors blended into the trippy sky:

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    That's what I like about Arizona, the sky is always a trip when clouds move through the area... :whistle:

    Here are a couple cat pics for OLD CT:

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    I'm off for that cold beer... CHEERS!!! :red70:
     
  6. Adam-NLV

    Adam-NLV Well-Known Member

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    You Can't complain about a paid Holiday weekend, but I can , cause i ain't gettin paid... :D I do have the grill on the ready and a whole chicken to cook...check out; i never knew Leo was into golf!:cool:

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    This Holiday, remember the Veterans and the ones that didn't make it home,
    RIP Uncle Lewis Ibarra age 19, USMC Korea.
     
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  7. Coastal Redneck

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    Dog belongs on the course, LOL... I know about the unpaid holidays, had enough of 'em in the past. Just taking it easy today, enjoying the time off (which is more important to me than the money, believe me). I'm a veteran too, so I guess I've earned it... USA INF all the way!!! :whistle:
     

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