Jim Coke

Signs /Pictures in your shop

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Greetings All .

       I’m sure that we all have a few cool pictures or signs in our shops. Some of my best. 

 

    Forge on and make beautiful things 

Jim

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Good ones. My shop is far from setup as I'd like but here are a few that have hung out a few years.

 I will say the hourly rates are on the light side. :rolleyes: should be doubled.  image.jpg.0510f12760729cbc54523333dc3ade66.jpg

 

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Its not a sign but a poster wifey gave to me when I was between jobs. Its been hanging on the walk in door to my garage/shop since 1998. Still looking for that job :-)

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I'm working on finding that job. I can stare out a window by only moments at a time between working. And I prefer beer.... 

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They forgot to put the TITLE of that job - it's CEO.

Another qualification that's missing is "Ability to run company into the ground after negotiating golden parachute severance package."

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Opening Times

Open weekdays when I get round to it,

possibly about 9 or 10,

 may be earlier, sometimes later, or not at all.

 

I close about 5 or 6 or when the fancy takes me

Sometimes earlier and sometimes later

 

When I’m not here I’m somewhere else,

but when I am here

I’d sometime rather not be

 

Recently I’ve been here a lot of the time,

except when I’m somewhere else,

but I should be here then too!

 

YOU COULD CHECK FIRST BY MOBILE PHONE IF I HAD ONE WITH ME

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Caution: Everything in this shop is either heavy, hot, sharp, or grumpy!

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A reminder chalked on the bosh of my forge:

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Looked all over my little corner of the world..... and I don't have any signs.  I thought I'd have one or two, but the only thing that qualifies is my little sticker I made.  It's card stock stamped with the shop name, and I have three of them glued to various things around the shop.

I really need to get some cool signage up!

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My wife gave me this for the shop.  It’s a good rule for hot metal handling.

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I wouldn't be allowed in my own shop if I had that one hanging up. :P

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Deb's version would go like this. Go to the shop STUPID!

Frosty The Lucky.

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Well Lou, your wife either just restricted you from using the shop (just joking :D I couldn't resist) or she thinks highly of you!

And I don't have any signs in my shop, but I saw one in a rental store one time I thought was funny - "When I die, I'd like to go peacefully in my sleep just like my Grampa did.
Not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car."

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He could bounce back and forth between the house and the shop!

I used to have a poster of a black and white armour but the wind destroyed it. Now the only sign I have is a tin Bender "A sober robot can't do his job, he relies on your beer!  Work while Bent."

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most of this stuff is printed out and hung on the sheet metal walls with magnets, along with an ever changing collection of printouts of things I am making or aspire to make, or  am inspired to try to make. 18_guerin.thumb.jpg.55c4a678f1fd109a650bf2c9ef5980cb.jpg

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2 hours ago, JHCC said:

And yet, you allow me in....

Your humility is only outpaced by your ability to feign humility!

Anyone who can maintain a grasp on an ancient language long after their study of it has their wits about them.  My Attic Greek faded...

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16 minutes ago, Lou L said:

My Attic Greek faded...

My Pontic is in the Attic.

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Been meaning to make a sign that says

carpe frigus finem 

(Sieze the cold end) 

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Another favorite on the wall behind my blower. Note the fine brass handle.. A wonderful birthday gift from Black Frog.

Jim

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I'm up in Rochester NY area for Thanksgiving weekend with my loves family. Not much play time. But Elizabeths father took me to check out a local metal artists place and this was on the wall of his shop. 

I like it. 

Also got some cool ideas from what he had hanging around. Unfortunately he was busy and I didn't get to talk with him other than an introduction. 

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59 minutes ago, Daswulf said:

... check out a local metal artists place...

Ha!  What a small world.  Gail and Mike, John's family, are good friends and live right across the way.  Don't get to see them much anymore, but they're good people.

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Awesome Vaughn. Wish I'd have had more chance to talk with him but it didn't happen. (This trip). 

Anyone on the way back to PA on the way?. I do have a full small car and infant to get home but might be able to stop by. 

Oh do I miss my forge. Been 4 days now.

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