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A new work space - WIP

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  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
A new work space - WIP
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, December 29, 2019 5:51 PM

Hello!

Recently I have moved to a new apartment - and one of the more important reasons to do that was that in the new apartment I got the option of moving my workshop from our kitchen (in the old apartment) to a separate room in the attic. I thought in this thread I'd share my progress, and maybe get a few tips from you. A few days ago, just on the Christmas eve, I have finished installing the workbench:

1:1 Workshop by Pawel

It's made from IKEA kitchen cabinets and a kitchen table-top with custom changes. Most of the material is re-used from my workbench in the old apartment. I plan to install more drawers, though - but I have to save some money for that.

In the other corner of the room I have a display case for my models and some bookshelves - but the books are still boxed yet and I have to work on a place to properly store "the stuff" - leftovers from the move:

1:1 Workshop by Pawel

I hope to post some more photos as I organize the space better. I'd love to hear your comments - thanks in advance and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, January 4, 2020 6:56 PM

Very nice Pawel,

I know it's a great feeling to finally be able to have a dedicated area. Hope you will be comfortable and have many hours of happy modelling. Like your display cabinet and use of space. Yes

Joe

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, January 6, 2020 9:00 AM

Hello Joe!

Thanks a lot for your comment!

I have updated my workbench a little - under the bench itself there is, a little unfortunately, the heater/radiator installed. I had to solve the problem of how to allow the hot air through, but stop little parts from falling down and getting lost forever. I have solved this by installing a piece of plastic tubing with grilles and sealing the edges of the shelf:

1:1 Workshop by Pawel

I have painted the tube because the white plastic it was made of looked ugly. But then I had one more idea - I hung a picture over it, one that I got from my lady for Chrismas:

1:1 Workshop by Pawel

Now it all looks prettier, don't you think?

Thanks for looking and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 6, 2020 11:03 AM

Looks great.  It's nice to have a dedicated space indoors.  For years I was in the garage - makes for winter/summer building challenging.  That radiator being right there will make cold winter night modeling cozy.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Monday, January 6, 2020 11:36 AM

Like Keavdog, my modeling space is out in the shop, somewhat heated and cooled but not nearly as comfortable as yours appears to be. Looking forward to seeing some more of your excellent builds coming off that bench!

  • Member since
    July 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Monday, January 6, 2020 1:26 PM

Very nice. I currently build in the Kitchen/dining area and airbrush in my basement. Soon I too will be moving it all into one room and I cannot wait. It's gonna be great not to have to run up and down the stairs for seperate parts of the build. It seems I always forget something and end up running up and down the stairs more than I want to.

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, January 6, 2020 9:02 PM
Pawel as others have said. Having your own space is great. Especially when it's not in the garage or basement. When I moved last year that was one of my requirements was to have a bench in the house I'll be watching your progress John

 

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