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Offline O.B.Jack

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Re: Your "workbench"
« Reply #96 on: May 03, 2010, 10:17:09 PM »
Welcome to Trackside reg2putt, always nice to have some new faces here.
Now that you have broken the ice if you have any pics that have been lurking as well, and that show us what you are up to , we would love to see them.
I really should try your point about a small table, because far as workbenches go, I need a wee bit more than a table, usually by the time I finish anything I have a whole room or two to clean up.  P[:

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Re: Your "workbench"
« Reply #95 on: May 02, 2010, 06:38:10 PM »
 >:(  The best workbench alternative I ever found is now in use in my modeling room in New Hampshire.

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This workbench (actually a craftsman version of a drafting table) is the best alternative for limited space modeling.  I'm set up in the spare bedroom (12X14) which includes an 8-foot by 30" office desk (actually a hollow-core door on filing cabinets) and another 8-foot by 30-inch N scale layout on top of a chest-of-drawers.  I have made some modifications to the table by adding a sheet-metal surface topped with a sheet of glass. This allows me to use magnets (see metal lip). I have found many uses for both the circular and the rectangular magnets http://www.scale-modelers-handbook.com/magnetic-hands.html.  I have found it much more convenient to have a small workbench I clean off often than a large one with more flat space.

This is my first post at tracksiide modeler, but I have been lurking for a month or so. If you get a chance, stop by my website www.scale-modelers-handbook.com. I have over 400 pages of tips and techniques for scale modelers.

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Re: Your "workbench"
« Reply #94 on: May 11, 2009, 09:06:43 PM »
:)-< :)-< :)-<

Andy, don't tell me that you've never seen a "FRUSTRATION BALL" before. Dwayne punches the ball whenever something doesn't work the way he wants it to. \_#) \_#) \_#)

Cheers, Simon    :race:

Never thought of that ....I will have to give it a try next time ..... P[:
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Re: Your "workbench"
« Reply #93 on: May 10, 2009, 02:25:24 PM »
 :)-< :)-< :)-<

Andy, don't tell me that you've never seen a "FRUSTRATION BALL" before. Dwayne punches the ball whenever something doesn't work the way he wants it to. \_#) \_#) \_#)

Cheers, Simon    :race:
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Re: Your "workbench"
« Reply #92 on: May 10, 2009, 01:58:11 PM »
One question Dwyane,
 How does that big purple ball aid in your modeling?


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Re: Your "workbench"
« Reply #91 on: May 09, 2009, 08:35:53 PM »
Here mine

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Re: Your "workbench"
« Reply #90 on: February 27, 2009, 01:07:50 AM »
 {j} {j} {j} {j} {j}

Reckon it's time that I updated my w/shop situation. I'm now back in my old w/shop room and most of the things are in place, so here are a few pics

The door to the w/shop








Still got to make space for my computor

Cheers, Simon   :blues:
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Re: Your "workbench"
« Reply #89 on: October 25, 2008, 09:33:47 PM »
Well Don the other end of the trailer has  the same arrangement. Some of the cabinet top area has additional metal drawer units that hold couplers, trucks, paint , etc., but all told there is  30-35 linear feet of bench top that SHOULD be available as work surface. Some how most of this stays full of debris and I keep shoveling the same 2-3 feet clear to find a place to work I cannot understand this as I am a meticulously neat and tidy person, always returning tools and materials to their proper place, when I am done with them. I am also a f#*^@%g liar!

Herb   

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Re: Your "workbench"
« Reply #88 on: October 24, 2008, 07:17:42 AM »
Herbert.

I think that is disgusting.  No individual should have that much space for a workbench   :\-

Don

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Re: Your "workbench"
« Reply #87 on: October 13, 2008, 08:10:35 PM »
Yes, after working in a lot of other surroundings, I've finally got a place with all my model stuff together, and no one bothers it, or me.

OB- Every time I see that bear in your avatar I have to chuckle! :up:


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Re: Your "workbench"
« Reply #86 on: October 13, 2008, 05:20:35 AM »
Wow Herb, a 40' by 8' room is a dream, and to have all that cabinet storage and bench space is making this ol' fellow very jealous.    :\-
Seems like there is no need for a house, you got it all man,...... a stereo even.   :whwh:




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Re: Your "workbench"
« Reply #85 on: October 12, 2008, 01:11:50 PM »
 :rock: :rock: :rock:

Herb, that's a great looking work area that you have !!

Cheers, Simon     :up:
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Re: Your "workbench"
« Reply #84 on: October 11, 2008, 10:18:47 PM »
My work area is under the layout, which is in a 40' over the road refer trailer- so I have a 7 X 39 layout room. Cabnets and worksurfaces were all free, < a local college was cleaning out a lab.



On the side opposite there are more cabinets, a stereo, small drill press, Micromark shear/brake and abrasive cutoff. These two tools are, IMHO, the only thing worth the money that they offer. For lathes, mills, and pantographs, I have to go to the shop building next to the trailer.

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Re: Your "workbench"
« Reply #83 on: November 02, 2007, 09:51:28 PM »
 {j}  :o: Looks like a pretty nice modeling center you have there Warren  :up: The added space will come in handy....but flat spaces never survive long in any of our modeling areas. Keep up the good work !!

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Re: Your "workbench"
« Reply #82 on: October 30, 2007, 10:56:32 PM »
Sure do have a lot of space!! One question, what happens when the wife wants this room too  ???  ;D

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