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Show us your WELL ORGANIZED Workbench!

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  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Wolfman_63 on Sunday, January 07, 2018 6:08 AM

Wolfman_63

Here is my hobby room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Christmas my Wife got me a new workstation and a new chair. Lots more surface area and very stable.

My galleries:

Aircraft Build Album - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums/72157648900196769

USS Carl Vinson Build Album - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums/72157687002588814

 

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Sunday, January 07, 2018 11:16 AM

This WAS my hobby space.  I worked for years getting everything ready for action.

 

 

Just as it was completed, life interrupted me AGAIN, and we downsized from 2210 sq ft to 806.  Everything went away and I started again with a $10 table from craigslist.  

 

 

Of course I couldn't leave it alone, so I knocked the bark off with the sander, and went from 3'x2' to 4'x2'.  It is much better now.

 

 

So here is is in situ.  Ironically I feel that I have more focus now.  Perhaps less really is more.  For 2018 I will do my best to make the most of this space.  At least it is organized.  Smile

 

 

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Chicago, Illinois
Posted by Phil1947 on Sunday, January 07, 2018 12:07 PM

Well, if anything you'll always know what time it is!

You wouldn't by chance play the drums as that stool looks like a drum throne.

~I started out with nothing, and still have most of it.~

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Sunday, January 07, 2018 12:27 PM

HaHa.  Yes that things in monstrous isn't it?  In the old house it was much higher on the wall.  Yes I used to play rock and metal drums, hence the "thrax" in my handle. Smile

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Chicago, Illinois
Posted by Phil1947 on Sunday, January 07, 2018 7:50 PM

Managed to get a relatively good working space set up in my office room at home with a piece of ¾” MDF board set on a dresser and so far it’s working out quite well as is the drawer space. As for the spray booth it has a 6 foot length of 4 ¼” flexible dust collection hosing (not visible) which reaches to the window.
 
You can easily tell that I haven’t built a model in well over 50 years by my somewhat small collection of paints which I keep in a cabinet, but they are accumulating fast so within the next month or so I plan on building a ‘stepped’ shelf from 1/8” plywood so that I can more easily see and access them without swearing and knocking the bottles over. I also have a small, but quite powerful Shop-Vac tucked away in the corner which obviously comes in handy at times (mostly used to suck up micro pieces of PE that I always somehow mange to lose in the carpeting Bang Head ).
 
 

~I started out with nothing, and still have most of it.~

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, January 12, 2018 9:28 AM

Really funny. Everytime I go by this post I ask myself "what organized workbench?" LOL! Ok, sometimes but not today. I've got this bad habit when building even in 1/1 in the garage, of leaving everything out until I'm done or bogged down. It's frightning as we speak. Maybe later when it cycles through the organized stage.

Maxie

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, January 12, 2018 12:49 PM

Organized, schmorganized. Three work areas that are organized at different times but never together. Too many hobbies and interests. My office desk is where most small models and sub-assemblies are built. A comfy office chair and lots of light for old eyes. Airbrushing and messy stuff goes to the garage 1/1 area which is usually involved in a motorcycle project in this case a small speed record attempt machine or at least that's the theme. I don't know if it will ever reach completion but it does keep me entertained as does modeling. There's also an old photographic darkroom that has been converted into a model assembly area with a large table and good lighting and even a large wet sink. You can leave large B-52s and such laying around as long term projects, unlike my multi purpose office desk which is in constant change. Sorry about the mess!

Max

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, January 12, 2018 12:55 PM

Looks like a neat work area.  What is in the "medicine chest" in the last pic?

 

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, January 12, 2018 1:06 PM

Ok, as the old saying goes "A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind".  But I'm starting to think that a messy desk with 6-8 models all in various stages of completion piles all over the desk is the same thing!!!  To ashamed to post my work area at the moment.  Looks more like a hobby shop and a Coke-a-cola truck blew up.   Lol

 

John

On the Bench: 1/72 FW190F-8, 1/48 ESCI Mirage III C

Italeri 1/72 Mirage 2000C

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, January 12, 2018 1:32 PM

mmthrax

Looks like a neat work area.  What is in the "medicine chest" in the last pic?

 

 

Well, it's a recycled medicine chest alright and it's still full of obsolete photography stuff that I have no idea why I'm keeping. Thanks for reminding me in that this would be great paint bottle storage area. I've got bottles everywhere and this could be the place!---brilliant!  Geeked

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Friday, January 12, 2018 6:39 PM

Since I'm between builds right now (starting an FW190 A-9 tomorrow), i cleaned up my work area and took this pic.  Next week it will be back to it's usual state of disarray. 

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/48 Fw190 A-9 ProfiPACK

In the queue: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, January 19, 2018 11:20 AM

Been picking away at things for 2018, but I got a bit distracted when I ran across this desk on craigslist.  It was $50 INCLUDING the glass.  I couldn't pass it up.  I don't really have room for the desks I used to have.  They were 60x34, or bigger.  I knew this one was different as soon as I saw it.  The leg tunnel looked more narrow.  Sure enough it measures 54x32.  Those dimensions may not seem like much, but it makes all the difference.  I guess this was a "Jr" executive desk.Smile  After some adjustment to the locking mechanism, some glue on two of the drawers, and reinstalling my lamp, I can now get back to work.  Yea!!

The small shelf unit was found by my wife on a neighborhood email list.  $15.  It literally squeezed into the space it is in with maybe an eyelash to spare. 

I think the whole area has been transformed and for sure better utilizes the cubic feet of floor space, as well as air space.  I am super stoked.  Back to work.  No excuses.  

Thanks for looking.

Just keep picking away at it...

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