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Offline Mario Turcot

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Show your board
« on: November 13, 2019, 01:07 PM »
For those that use a board to list their projects. White board, green board, cork board, magnetic board. What do you use?
Mario

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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 12:16 PM »
I use the Note Everything app on my Android phone.

You can have multiple notes running of many types. I use a recurring checklist for many of my notes or project material lists. As I acquire the piece parts or materials I need I can check them off. You can add photos, audio, screenshots from your phone, all sorts of lists and notes can be created.

And you can share those notes with others via email, SMS, FB, and others. You can set reminders by date/time. Unfortunately you can't do location-based reminders. This would give you an alert say when you are within x number of miles of your favorite lumberyard, or local Festool dealer. Now that could be handy, or troublesome depending on how you look at it. :-)

I found it tough to drag a whiteboard around with me. :-)

« Last Edit: November 14, 2019, 12:21 PM by Bob D. »
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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 01:30 PM »
Keeping a list of to-do projects in the shop...that's depressing, Mario. :P

I try not to remind myself of how many projects I want to do, but have yet to find time for the planning, let alone for stock prep.

I do have a folder on my laptop that contains project ideas.... [big grin]
« Last Edit: November 15, 2019, 01:08 PM by ChuckM »

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2019, 04:53 PM »
I know, I know  [wink]

I want a board to reminds me my priorities with shop projects. I have so many like that miter gauge extension, a table for the drill press, a tray holder for the drill press etc..

We are in the depression season after all no?   [tongue]
Mario

Offline Cheese

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2019, 05:51 PM »
I use a magnetic chalkboard that I custom made for the side of the fridge to track groceries and other items from Menards, Home Depot, Woodcraft, Target et al.

Offline JD2720

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2019, 06:44 PM »
I have cabinets in my shop office. The panels in the doors of the cabinets are magnetic white dry erase board.

Offline guitarchitect

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2019, 08:59 AM »
I use the Evernote app on my android phone. one "note" per project and you can clip things off the web (ideas/inspriations for projects), put in material/todo lists, etc. It all goes in a "notebook" for the workshop. I have a similar one for the house. There's also a kind of master list for each notebook where i can jot down ideas/projects before making a full blown note... and basic lists for groceries, chores, errands, etc

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2019, 11:03 AM »
I had so many I gave up keeping track.

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2019, 01:46 PM »
I had so many I gave up keeping track.

I'm in the same boat, that's why I asked  [embarassed]

About 25 shop project and 8 for the house alone.
Mario

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2019, 02:00 PM »
Sounds like you need to contract out some of your work...(but you still won't catch up since lists have their own lives [tongue] [tongue] [tongue]). [big grin]
« Last Edit: November 15, 2019, 02:23 PM by ChuckM »

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2019, 02:34 PM »
@Mario Turcot



I got tired of trying to keep stuff in my head or looking for the notepad I wrote dimensions down on. I put this up after taking a Festool training class where Greg Paolini used one. It's been a huge help for me. I only use it for the current project I'm working on. I like checking stuff off as I go.
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2019, 05:33 PM »
Another option might be to use Outlook to put your projects on a calendar. Give them start dates and guesstimates as to finish or must complete by dates. If you want to budget time to multiple projects in a day enter them as recurring meetings. You could make them every day, every other day, whatever and put in as many hours as you want. Lots of flexibility with MS-Office.

There are also loads of free apps from Google for project management.
https://sites.google.com/site/scriptsexamples/home/announcements/project-management-add-ons
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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2019, 05:35 PM »
Thank you all for your suggestions.

@Bob D.  You know what, you gave me a great idea. I have an IMac in the shop to operate the CNC. All I need is to find a good app to take notes :D
Mario

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2019, 09:24 PM »
Apple has a good Note program already on you IMAC called Notes :>D

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2019, 09:40 PM »
Apple has a good Note program already on you IMAC called Notes :>D

Yes, but I like something more fancy  [wink]

I found Dashboard Widget, a Todo list app free :)
Mario

Offline derekcohen

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2019, 08:24 PM »
I installed a new door to the workshop a weekend or so ago. The old door had a solid face, and I used this to hold a pin board. The new door has a glass panel for extra light ... much needed ..



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The blind is fitted between two panes of glass, where it does not collect any dust.

The pin board is now attached at the lower end - this is the only available surface ...



My current project ...



Regards from Perth

Derek

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2019, 12:22 AM »
Thank you Derek, that kind of board was one of my first option. I never thought of using the door to hold it.  [thumbs up]
Mario

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2019, 04:48 AM »
"this is the only available surface"

Derek, I see some wall cabinet doors in the upper left corner of your photo that look inviting.

Maybe a corkboard on one and a white board on the other.

My shop door is metal clad so I use it as a place to stick things too, but I also
have a whiteboard and cork board nearby next to the fastener cabinet.
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Online Steptoe

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Re: Show your board
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2019, 06:45 AM »
If you have a google account, you can use 'google keep', its great for maintaining a notes system. Has tick box, you can add URL's, pictures

https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/24/keep-notes-web-latest-get-material-design-refresh/