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  • Member since
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  • From: brisbane australia
Our Work Benches
Posted by surfsup on Friday, April 10, 2020 2:34 AM

Just spent a couple of Hours tidying up my Work Space and here it is. Be interesting to see where everyone else does their fun projects.....Cheers mark

 

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Friday, April 10, 2020 4:29 AM

My dad built my bench.  Butcher block bench top.  One of my favorite spots to be. 

T e d

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, April 10, 2020 6:59 AM
Great space like the hanging point rack also.

  • Member since
    January 2012
  • From: Barrie, Ontario
Posted by Cdn Colin on Friday, April 10, 2020 7:28 AM

I used the shutdown as an opportunity to rebuild my bench.  I figure I'll be using it a lot in the near future!

Before:

 

After:

The laptop is not permanent; it's just there while I'm working from home.

I build 1/48 scale WW2 fighters.

Have fun.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, April 10, 2020 7:32 AM

Here's a quick shot I took of the bench the other day to prove that I actually picked the bench up some. Usually it's a mess but I know where everything is, except for the wee piece of PE that just shot off the tweezers.

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, April 10, 2020 7:52 AM

Nice work areas, folks. This is always fun to do. It adds a personal touch to see where everyone hangs out.

I recently did some housecleaning too, so I'll play.

Like many here, plenty of idle time and it was nice to get off my backside and do a bit of organizing, start a new kit.

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Friday, April 10, 2020 10:07 AM

Would love to play along but in a month I am moving everything from the dining room and basement, into one room. Glad to see these photos for ideas on things I'd like to change when I move.

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2020
Posted by RickS on Friday, April 10, 2020 10:16 AM

New to the forums and came across this thread.  Please, no laughing at my disaster of a workbench.  Nothing has changed since I was a kid... the workbench starts out well organized and clean when a model is started.... and looks like a tornado hit as it nears completion!

https://postimg.cc/T5PSmD4Z

 

OK, need some help.... this is my first attempt at adding a pic to a post.  And as you see, all I got was a link.  How to have the pic itself appear in the post?

 Woohoo!  Success!  Thank you Greg, I would never have figured that out on my own!

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, April 10, 2020 10:28 AM

RickS
OK, need some help.... this is my first attempt at adding a pic to a post. And as you see, all I got was a link. How to have the pic itself appear in the post?

On your postimage page, press the 'share' button.

Copy the "direct link" address

Back here in your post, press the 'insert/edit image' button. It's on the second row of icons in the 'Post Body' GUI. Just to the right of the chain link icon. It looks like a little mountain.

Copy the Direct link into the 'source' field of the insert image GUI.

You should see your image pop up in your post body.

We have an active member here who has a law which states somethink like no matter how large a work surface you have, you will only end up with a clear area of 18" x 18" maximum. Maybe not exactly what Morrison's Law states, but it's close and you get the idea.

-Greg

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, April 10, 2020 10:34 AM

RickS

K, need some help.... this is my first attempt at adding a pic to a post.  And as you see, all I got was a link.  How to have the pic itself appear in the post?

That's not so bad...

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, April 10, 2020 10:36 AM

Greg

We have an active member here who has a law which states somethink like no matter how large a work surface you have, you will only end up with a clear area of 18" x 18" maximum. Maybe not exactly what Morrison's Law states, but it's close and you get the idea.

 

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, April 10, 2020 10:37 AM

GMorrison
That's not so bad...

Please see post directly above yours.

          ^

Up Yonder......

 

-Greg

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, April 10, 2020 10:38 AM

Oops, you already saw it.

See Rick, I told you.

Smile

-Greg

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, April 10, 2020 12:08 PM

Here's mine. 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/yhS5LHEJ12jN8UWE9

Working on cleaning up a Devastator and P-40 for the museum and took the Paddle Steamer Great Western off of the "Shelf of Doom". The ship is on an old plastic kitchen cabinet round turntable on a folding food tray because there isn't any room on the workbench (as usual). I usually try to clean up the bench after a couple of builds. It was last cleaned up 2-1/2 years ago when we moved in.

Jim  Captain

PS - When at my last job, before retiring, I used to keep my desk there free of junk and papers. One day I was told "An empty desk is the sign of an empty mind". Does that mean "A cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind?" If it does, I'm in real trouble.Wink

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, April 10, 2020 1:18 PM

I tend to keep my work area pretty clean. My paints, brushes, fillers, glues, are stored in the wood cabinets. That's my Monogram 1/48 B-29 sitting on the counter top. Because of its size I have no place to display it, so it just sits on the counter top looking at me. The round cylinders are EU MegaBoom speakers. I like to play music when I work. I bought the chair at Office Depot. Really comfortable. I can sit in it for hours without developing a stiff back. Currently I'm working on a 1/12 scale F1 race car. The engine is sitting in the middle of my work bench.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, April 10, 2020 1:27 PM
Some nice looking work also Jim

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, April 10, 2020 1:31 PM

here's mine

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, April 10, 2020 1:51 PM

My obligatory pic.

Paint rack I built behind the door

And my home built display cabinet just to the right of my bench.

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, April 10, 2020 2:08 PM

I'm outta space. We are hoping to move this summer, but with this as they are we most likely won't. I have to make due with cramped quarters and no more space for completed works. I hope to get more organized when we do move.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Friday, April 10, 2020 2:31 PM

Off for Good Friday back to work Tuesday time to chill.

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, April 10, 2020 7:31 PM

It's always great to see other folks work benches and how they have things set up and organized. Thanks for sharing everyone.

Here be my bench. I like to keep it somewhat organised and tidy. i've got the 1/700 Dragon USS Oakland going on at the moment.

And then there's this issue I have with my spray booth given that the Princess Thera has laid claim to it. No big thing really.

 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:35 AM

As I left it last night. Not the best pic. I am thinking about moving everthing out of the basement into a spare bedroom for lack of space in the basement. The cave is getting crowded with weights and exercise equipment. And Xbox accessories...TV, couch, and old crappy but oh,so comfortable recliner with Dorito and Cheeto stains on the sides.

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:40 AM

...And most of my finished models. I really don't care what happens to them after they are built. I have been looking for a cheap case to display them... or might blow them up.

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: LA-ish, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:48 PM

Funny, I just got my benched cleaned up...and took pictures too!

My wife and I are both teachers, and our campuses have closed for the year. Starting tomorrow, I'm moving to "distance learning." My wife's school has already been doing distance learning for a couple of weeks now. Anyway, my "office" was originally slated as a place for me to do work at home, but it became my modeling space. Now that I'll be working exclusively from home, I had to clean up my "nerd room" (as my wife calls it) to have space for both work and play. 

I spent yesterday getting it handled. Here are a few before and afters...

Happy modeling gang! Stay clean, stay separated, stay indoors; stay safe!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, April 13, 2020 12:02 PM

A recurring topic.

Here's mine...

I'm about halfway finished adding a hutch back to the bench, with 2 shelves running its length.  That will let me organize some storage a little better.  I have the supports installed, just have to add the shelves.  I'll have to take new pics, when I finish.

Some storage under the bench...

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Monday, April 13, 2020 3:22 PM

Here's mine. I like it tidy, so I clean up after each session. Storage underneath in a plastic drawer set. 

  • Member since
    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Monday, April 13, 2020 4:18 PM
I usually work on projects at my bench in my garage but this model has spread out too much and has taken over my kitchen!

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Monday, April 13, 2020 4:31 PM

Now that's right neat, just realised I should have shut the door into my shed. Embarrassed

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Monday, April 13, 2020 8:00 PM

I am trying to find my bench. It is somewhere in this pile of stuff in the corner!

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:31 AM

The baron, 

I like the easel you have in your second pic. I need one of those. 

T e d

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