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

 

In a secret chamber deep beneath the surface of the earth....OK, in a room in the basement at the bottom of the stairs! This is a 10' x 12' room that I used to do my guitar repair business from. A couple of pre-made Formica countertops from Home Depot resting on top of file cabinets and an old desk form the basis of this layout. The countertop's molded in backsplash prevents little pieces from falling off the back edge. A folding card table in the middle of the room is a handy spot to set things while multi-tasking between projects and another place for more stuff beneath it. Nothing is permanently attached and the whole thing can be removed to return it to a normal bedroom if needed. The closet is used for wood storage and a guitar is always on hand for a break. A stereo to listen to while working is nice. I used to check out audiobooks from the library when I worked out of the room full-time which made it easier to work for hours on end. The 2 windows provide nice natural lighting. This is an old house and the pipes along the ceiling are part of the 2-pipe steam heating. Very cozy in the winter without as much dryness as forced-air heating.
 

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I have to confess that I spent most of this week cleaning and re-organizing the room. It had become really cluttered and dusty. I hope I can keep it cleaner because it is much more inviting to work in now. Down the hallway from this room is my equipment room with power tools and dust collection.

 

probablynot- I truly feel blessed to have the space I now have. In my last house there was no basement and I did all my modeling and guitar work out of a shop inside of a small closet. I would open the closet door and set a folding chair in its doorway! I had a counter inside the closet and had wired in lighting and an outlet strip. Every inch of the interior walls were used for shelving or hooks to hang things from. For long items like a guitar, I had made a clamp-on extension counter with a leg that would extend forward out of the closet. Everything would pack back into the closet when I was done and the door could be closed to keep the cat out! It was a wonderful little space. I don't know if you have a closet to use, but maybe this will give you some ideas.

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I had posted another thread asking what happened to this one and Pete38 was nice enough to point me here. I am also currently building my new workshop. I cannot wait to start building in it!

 

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I used to do my modeling/RC car building on the kitchen table, but my children are a bit too curious for their own good. I'm about a month or two from getting this completed. It is 10'x22'. Part of it will be sacrificed to my admiral for her chicken/rabbit nursery.

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What a great variety of work spaces. I have worked in a couple of basements.... never again!  I now share space with the Admirals van, well the Admiral shares a corner of my workshop for her van. It was purpose built as a shop/garage, all the windows are salvaged patio doors, the main workspace is 34 x 17 feet but a small corner is eaten up by the van.

 


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Moving the bandsaw out of the front hall, needles to say the Admiral was pleased

 

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Now it does not look so tidy. but most of the exterior is now complete.

 

Michael

 

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Garage, where my tools have to share space with two cars. Hence, I have various power tools along the walls and my workbench right in front of an old Nissan 300ZX.

The hexagonal 'lazy Jay' holds lots of drills, taps, dies and other handtools. The six plates rotate and the column inside has more stuff.

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                  Great topic. Wonderful to see so many different work areas. I work out of my basement and after seeing some of the work areas, I will have to cease the models and clean up my act. Thanks again for a great topic.

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Wow...I thought my Workshop was a big production, but now seing Mr. Mott's workshop endeavour, I feel like I got the easy job! There's some great work spaces in this post...Hope to see some more posted.

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Mine's just a spare bedroom.  As long as the dust stays in here, the Admiral is fine with it.  :)   If I'd had the time, the carpet would be gone and vinyl flooring would be down.

 

The main work area:

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The lathe and belt/disk sander area.  Wood storage is to the left:

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The cutting and milling area   (Constellation sits in the box over the scroll saw)

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And a peek inside the closet where I have storage for plans, wood, and misc bits:

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Mark  been thinking about getting rid of the carpet in mine also, would make cleanup a whole lot easier

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Mark  been thinking about getting rid of the carpet in mine also, would make cleanup a whole lot easier

 

Even more important.. makes looking for that "lost part" a lot easier.  :)   

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hello everyone

 

i have finished my new workshop, (well about 70%) but the main bit i work in is fully up and running, the  the next bit will be to extend the power ringmain for my power tolols. About a 1/3 of the garage is home to the wabbits, the two don't mix so kept seperate

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Mine's just a spare bedroom.  As long as the dust stays in here, the Admiral is fine with it.  :)   If I'd had the time, the carpet would be gone and vinyl flooring would be down.

Mark, I took it a step further. I got tired of getting on my knees looking for that small piece that ended up in a 'black hole'. I work in my garage and painted the floor around my workbench an off white. I have to redo that every few months, but at least I can find those little guys a lot quicker.

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Man I wish I had the $$$ to build a large dedicated shop!

 

My setup is in the basemement, in what was formerly the house's coal bunker.

 

 

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In our house it's affectionately known as the "model dungeon" though intelligence reports strongly suggest that my wife is actively engaged in a conspiracy of infiltration and eventual conquest of the room. Her plans seem to be advancing rapidly after I put in new lights a few weeks ago...

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After seeing of all this beautiful BIG  workshops and all the tools that I will want to have  some day soon, all I  have to say is Envy! My work shop is moving according to  weather, if is cold I'm in the living room  table and if I'm lucky to have a nice weather then am on the balcony.

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I have a combination office & hobby room...the other parts include a computer area, bookcases, and space for studio photography. This is my "standing workbench" for book repair & now ship modeling...

 

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Right now I am at the kitchen table. Not a lot of extra rooms in a condo. Will possibly be moving in with my partner in a few months. She has a finished basement and said I could set up in there. :cheers:

 

Dan

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Will try and attach pictures of my shop, sorry not the neatest shop in the world but I like it.  A 20foot by 20 foot building with and 8 foot square table in the middle and 30 inch wide tables along each wall.

 

Runner63

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Lot of stuff there Runner63, looks like you could use a bigger shop (who couldn't)

Does that old coca cola machine still work   :)

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Runner63, that place looks like what I imagine Heaven looks like. A guy could have a lot of fun in there!

 

Tom

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I tend to hibernate both winter and summer in the shop.

 

Pete,  it did when I bought it about 30 years ago but my son was playing around one day an pulled on the power cord and pulled it right our of the machine, so no it does not for lack of a power cord.

 

Runner63

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Wow lots of great looking photos thanks to all who posted. I currently have no area yet as I am just getting starter tools but the tablemate fold up tray will most likely be my spot

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Kevin,

That is a model I started many years ago of an Radio Control Douglas C-124 Globemaster cargo aircraft. When I was in the Air Force I was a Loadmaster, read glorified stewardess, on one. I would load cargo or people and take it to another destination and unload it.

 

The only thing not in the shop that I really wish I had added is a bathroom. Have to go about 20 yards to the house for that.

 

Runner63

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