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Offline LooseSox

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Why do the small jobs take the longest to get done?
« on: April 02, 2018, 10:50 PM »
Always the way isn't it? You have a small project in mind that would be lucky to take an hour to complete and it keeps getting put off in lieu of other projects or jobs!

I've had a stash of makpac systainers for nearly 18 months and had intended to make some inserts for the spare ones to house my sanding and grinding discs. Even though I'd drive myself batty every time I needed a certain grit disc amd spend ages looking for  it I still managed to find something else to do. Well yesterday I said no more, locked myself away for an hour and did just that. Now all my 150mm discs, 125mm discs and 1/4 sheets, and 125mm grinding wheels are all in their own box. I've even managed to organise my discs in ascending grits. Now I just need to find all my other grinding wheels, I know I have a lot more, just can't seem to find them yet :/

So yeah, nothing overly exciting and probably one of the most boring jobs I've done lately but will no doubt serve to improve productivity going forwards.

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Offline Rob-GB

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Re: Why do the small jobs take the longest to get done?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 12:56 PM »
It's usually these little jobs that get put off most that make life much easier, gluttons for punishment aren't we?
Hope you find the missing grinding wheels....look in your plumbing kit that's where mine usually hide.
Rob.
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Offline Upscale

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Re: Why do the small jobs take the longest to get done?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 09:07 PM »
Always the way isn't it? You have a small project in mind that would be lucky to take an hour to complete and it keeps getting put off in lieu of other projects or jobs!

Well, if you're like me, you're big on planning, but not so great in execution. I've got a good dozen of projects that I want to do and have actually planned them out, but just take a long, long time to actually get around to doing them. [crying]

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Why do the small jobs take the longest to get done?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 11:32 PM »
I like that you made the dividers adjustable.

Seth

Offline tomp

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Re: Why do the small jobs take the longest to get done?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 12:20 AM »
Very nice. I've had sandpaper storage on my "To Do" list for a while. Probably longer than storage for my router bits and accessories, but I finally took time to make something for underneath my router table. Now trying to come up with a logical way to organize the router bits.

Offline LooseSox

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Re: Why do the small jobs take the longest to get done?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 04:45 PM »
A router bit storage solution is next on my list. Probably should have been first as a few of my bits are now just loose in a small box!