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So Where Do You Do Yours Then (Model making That Is)

Where do you do yours then?  

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  1. 1. Where do you do yours then?

    • On the kitchen table.
    • On the living room table.
    • Other living area facility.
    • In the basement.
    • In the attic.
    • In the garage.
    • In a workshop.
    • In the patio (yes, I've seen it before).
    • Other...

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Due to other expenses over the past year with the move. The secluded workshop area in the garage never happened.

But the weather in the past week, has made me clean the garage for the cars and relocating the MC.

So, here is my little setup for ship modeling.


The "power table"


Complete over view


Work area

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I can understand the floor heater then.   Seems no one insulates garages anymore.   :(

Will probably insulate the walls later on, on the other hand once I have my "workshop" which will have it's own 2x4 floor-frame (insulated) with OSB board plus laminated flooring on top along with a dividing wall I don't see I have to heat unnecessary area.

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I think we threw away the ironboard when we moved, what a shame such an easily adjusted small work table it could had been.

Well, there is nothing like getting a used one for free at a garage or yard sale later on.

Thanks for the idea! :) 

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I was in our garage but the weather is getting a little colder now and the garage isn't heated so I moved down to my photography studio (traded one hobby for another). It's a cozy corner of our basement. There is great light and the bench is at standing height which I like because I sit behind a desk all day.



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well I am impressed! we moved into this house about a year ago and I quickly undertook the take over of this room in the attic. My last full build (Revell U-Boat Type VIIc) was on the floor of my bedroom. the Fair American being cobbled and hacked together on the bench has seen two different apartments before nearing completion here so it's SO nice to finally have a dedicated room! i envy you fellas with garages.. sigh..

On the cases there are the Lackawanna by Bluejacket (on top is the Key Biscayne lighthouse also by bluejaket), Yacht Mary by Mamoli, and an antique 'sailor built' tea clipper. 







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It might be the correct time to disclose also something about my cave. In the basement of our house I have a 3 x 7 metres warm and dry room where I have collected my tools and machines during my working years. Now that I have retired I have no more funds enough to purchase any substantial "toys", so I am glad I made these investments in time.


Here is the end of the working table, where the cutter Le Cerf slowly begins to take form:




Closer view of the cutter:




Further on the table the finished ketch Clara May:




In the middle of the room there is a workbench with machinery to cut planks: Delta bandsaw, Proxxon table saw and Proxxon plane:




And further on table there is my Wabeco metal lathe. A very nice and accurate machine:




Beside the lathe is the Optimum BF20 Vario milling machine. Equipped with rotary table. And in the corner is a sheet metal cutting and bending machine:




Some older projects: A 1/6 scale model of Bugatti 35 and not yet finished 1/8 scale model of Unimog 406. All scratch built using different materials like brass, aluminium, steel, polyuretane resin etc. Both equipped with radio control:




And last but not least, a CNC controlled router Eas 440. On the wall is the drawing of my latest project, the Cutter Le Cerf:





Quite a layout I  do have a valid criticism and a suggestion of what you failed to add and am surprised you could absolutely forget the most important detail.


You needed to add a mini kitchen fridge combination hotplate, telephone, laptop, large screen T.V for break times. Then you would have no need to come up for air. The added bonus is your significant other may fail to remember where you are after several months and all the honey dos will be forgotten. :D

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