Look at it. No, avert your eyes because that is what I have had to do for the last few months as I make my way through the car-hole after a hard days work. My workbench, silently judging me, encumbered with all manner of remnants from projects old and recent. Paints, paint brushes, lubricants, sandpaper, tools that have homes and stuff that I don’t know where to put. There are 11 different types of tape in that picture. I will list them for you:

  • Teflon tape
  • Double sided foam tape
  • Gorilla tape (and its glue counterpart)
  • Clear packaging tape
  • Hockey tape
  • Black electricians tape
  • Green electricians tape
  • Masking tape
  • Rubber waterproofing tape (why yes I own a Wrangler why do you ask?)
  • Canopy tape
  • Drywall tape

My tape problem is bigger than I thought.

“You should clean your workbench while you’re on holiday. It’ll feel good” She said. And She was right. My workbench is functional again. All the tools and lubricants and paints and tapes either got put in their home, found a new home or were tossed (I never toss fasteners...they go in my assorted fastener drawer which ALWAYS has the right sized screw or nut/bolt that I’m looking for for random jobs)



Ta-Da. No more guilt. Well, except for the 15 other projects for the Datsun and around the house.

Cleaning the Workbench also gave me the chance to remember and appreciate the vintage Snap-On tool chest I was gifted many years ago. Can anyone tell me how old it might be?


Oh and now that the front is closed, I remembered I had a very cool Weiand sticker on it.


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