What Your Workshop Says About You

Wednesday, 06 September
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The workshop is more than just a craftsman’s favorite place. It’s a reflection of their personality and character. The equipment, design, location, and setup of your workshop can reveal a lot about who you are and how you think. Don’t worry, this is the closest thing to a horoscope you’ll ever read! Let’s take a look at what your workshop might say about you.

It’s equipped with the most advanced tools.

If your workshop is outfitted with the latest and greatest equipment, you’re innovative and forward-thinking. You’re always on the lookout for the next best thing. You still take advantage of tried-and-true tools, but you want to stay ahead of the trends. After all, you never know when that one tool can take your work to the next level. You’re not afraid of higher price tags, although you put in the time and due diligence to get the most out of your advanced tools.

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Your tools are displayed like art.

When people walk into your workshop, they feel like they’re stepping into an art gallery. Every piece of equipment is pristinely clean, carefully organized, and prominently displayed. You’ve even assembled the perfect toolbox! You might not have the most expensive tools on the market, but you’re damn proud of the tools you do have. They never let you down, and you give them the respect and care they deserve. Every tool that enters your shop has a story to tell which is why you struggle to get rid of older tools even when they’re completely dysfunctional.

Your workshop is full of classic tools.

Your workshop might look like a time capsule to some people, but you take pride in the equipment you have. You have a knack for getting the most out of any tool no matter the age or condition. The fancy bells and whistles don’t do a lot for you. You’re traditional. You believe that you shouldn’t fix what ain’t broke. And, if it is broken, you take the time to breathe new life back into it. In your book, there’s no problem a little elbow grease and sweat can’t solve.

The place is completely spotless.

You’d need a magnifying glass to find dirt, dust, or debris in your workshop (Even then, you’d be hard-pressed to find any). You bring that high attention to detail to everything you do in life. There’s no detail you consider irrelevant. You’re a perfectionist when it comes to your work which you always feel could be better. You don’t know how to leave a project unfinished so you always get the job done in time.

It was built by hand.

Every square inch of your workshop was brainstormed, designed, and built by you. The space is a perpetual work in progress because you’re always looking for ways to improve it. You’re an expert when it comes to DIY hacks for the ultimate workshop, and you’re not afraid to let people know. If you want something done right (which is always), you want to do it yourself. You bring a level of ingenuity and inventiveness to every project with a knack for coming up with ideas nobody would have thought of.

The workshop is cluttered.

If the workshop is a mirror of the mind, your brain is overflowing with ideas. The clutter isn’t a result of laziness; it’s an integral part of your workflow. There’s a method to the madness. You’re a creative individual, an out-of-the-box thinker, and a consistent rule-breaker. You prefer to learn through experience and experimentation rather than following clear-cut rules. Sure, people might be a little hesitant to step foot in your workspace, but that’s okay! It’s your space anyway.

Spending a little too much time in your workshop? Eager to get more work on the job site? You’re in the right place! The expert staffing team at Madden Craftsmen can help you find the right gig based on your goals, experience, and skills. We specialize in pairing eager job seekers with leading industrial companies across the country. Check out our job search to see the most immediate job openings in your area.

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