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Offline MSgtUSAFRet

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Re: Lynn's Workroom Reworking
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2017, 07:48:31 am »
And finally, a (bad) panorama pic so you can see how things are laid out.

THAT is a TRUE workspace, Lynn, complete with the 6" workspace in the center of the bench! :D

I wouldn't dare show my bench! It's a mess!

Sorry to hear about the power lines.  :( Hope you get it sorted quickly!

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Re: Lynn's Workroom Reworking
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2017, 09:20:16 pm »
Hah!  The space is bigger but you have as little working room as me!  I love the stash!
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Re: Lynn's Workroom Reworking
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2017, 09:54:53 pm »
Looks organized Lynn. Wish I could say the same for mine. I need more drawers, as most of my stuff ends up piled to the left or right and then I have to sift through it to find that one thing I need right now. And it's always on the bottom of the pile, if it's there at all.
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Offline LynnInDenver

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Re: Lynn's Workroom Reworking
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2017, 08:52:42 pm »
Now that the power has been dealt with (which included a possibly unneeded visit to get a branch lopped off the tree in the backyard), I got some more progress done. I went full wasteland, and scrapped the short table I'd built for the workroom for supplies to build a "hutch" for the model side of the workbench, combined with some of leftover 2x4 material. I've bolted the hutch to the workbench itself so it doesn't topple over. I'll eventually get some plywood cut to serve as a shelf above. The top of that table has become a mounting area for things to be determined, although a power strip and the worklamp are the first "tenants". I also got the Raspberry Pi off the workbench surface.

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Re: Lynn's Workroom Reworking
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2017, 05:46:43 pm »
Got an arm for the computer monitor, so now it's mounted up higher, and some cable management should free up some much needed benchtop.

And this morning, got the news that my "uncle" has now passed. We saw him last week, and it was clear his mind was becoming more of a confused muddle of stories he'd recently read and events in his life, so it is a slight blessing. Depending on the schedule of things, I might not get anything else done for a couple of weeks.

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Re: Lynn's Workroom Reworking
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2017, 05:58:29 pm »
I am sorry for your loss, Lynn. My father had dementia for the last few years of his life and when he passed, it was kind of a relief, since he hadn't really been 'Dad' for a while by then. So I know what you mean by it being a slight blessing. It's still tough, though. But having shared his passion for the hobby, I'm sure you have plenty of good memories to lean on.
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Offline LynnInDenver

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Re: Lynn's Workroom Reworking
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2017, 10:38:16 pm »
OK, so I got something done tonight.

One of my other hobbies is board gaming, and I've taken to making "inserts" for some of those games out of foam core. So tonight, I grabbed some and whipped up a "tool tray", and then emptied out that tradesman's tote that contained my uncle's tools. Hence, I've freed up quite a bit of bench, and eliminated some drawers ("drawers are where tools go to die." - Adam Savage). I'll have to build another one for paint brushes, so I can get them out of the (frankly inadequate and awful) roundish craft tote they're currently in.

I also got some cable management done.

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Re: Lynn's Workroom Reworking
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2017, 10:37:01 pm »
Quick question Lynn...  what type of exhaust fan (make/model if possible) does your spray booth have?

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Re: Lynn's Workroom Reworking
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2017, 11:47:18 am »
Quick question Lynn...  what type of exhaust fan (make/model if possible) does your spray booth have?

It's actually a furnace blower motor and squirrel cage. The number on the cage housing is 308014-201. I think my uncle may have actually scavenged it from somewhere. Given he was dealing in mostly acrylics, it was probably a reasonable choice.

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Re: Lynn's Workroom Reworking
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2017, 12:42:43 pm »
Making good progress on your setup Lynn!

I have a friend that does heating and air. I have been thinking about getting him to find me a compact unit for my spray booth. I really need more exhaust in it!

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Re: Lynn's Workroom Reworking
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2018, 12:54:58 pm »
Yeah, it's been a while since I've been able to make some changes. And the big change? The shelf I had wanted to put up above the workbench to hold more stash. I'm almost to the point I can keep the floor clear!

I've also got enough added material to make a back wall for the electronics side of the bench.

This marks the first new materials added besides the workbenches themselves; all the previous materials had come from other projects, or building materials left behind by the previous owners of the house.

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Re: Lynn's Workroom Reworking
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2018, 10:10:01 pm »
And now I have the "backsplash" up, and some of the remaining drawers mounted to it. I do have one more chunk of the plywood sheet to use up. I just need some 1x2 stock, and I'll be using it to make paint storage for the airbrush station.

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Re: Lynn's Workroom Reworking
« Reply #42 on: February 23, 2018, 08:45:50 pm »
So, I did a little painting on Sunday... and ran into one of the pain points that I'd always had an eye on fixing: paint storage. Everything was on a shelf that was open at the back and otherwise just a jumble of bottles. I knocked at least three off the shelf looking for paints, and broke one lid in the process. So this week was dealing with the situation.

Leftover 25"x48" sheet of plywood combined with some 1"x2" furring strips to make a paint storage solution. I've lost a little general storage in the process; I needed to pull two of the shelves down on that wall so that the paint storage would actually fit, and I also used their wood to span across the studs to make the shelves easier to install. I also can't get ALL the paint on there right now, but I also still need to do a proper inspection of many of the bottles to see if the contents are still viable, and how many duplicate colors I can actually combine into single bottles. That last part should be much, much easier now that I can access it all.

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Re: Lynn's Workroom Reworking
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2018, 11:47:21 am »
Wow, nice rack! All my paints are in those plastic shoeboxes which keeps them stored but Ihave to spend rime searching

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Re: Lynn's Workroom Reworking
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2018, 06:34:09 am »
Wow, nice rack! All my paints are in those plastic shoeboxes which keeps them stored but Ihave to spend rime searching

Thanks. I decided that "first order retrievability" should apply to paints, so I don't have to search very hard. Today, I'll be going through them to see if I can combine duplicate bottles and throw out the ones that are too thick to use.

 




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