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Title: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DougH on November 16, 2009, 08:27:15 AM
(http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=41429&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=41425&g2_serialNumber=2)

Higher res pics here: http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/DougH/shop/ (http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/DougH/shop/)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: jacobyjd on November 16, 2009, 08:42:02 AM
Nice! I can't wait for the day that I can build myself a bigger workbench--one that will hold the drill press that my father in law graciously gave me...I'm still hand-drilling it after 2 years of serious building. Practice is paying off, but man, the luxury...  :icon_biggrin:

I'll try to get some pics up of my wimpy little desk sometime so everyone can point and laugh  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: jessej on November 16, 2009, 09:17:34 AM
I'm in the process of moving into a new home in December and I will for the first time in my life have a 'hobby-room' in the basement.  :icon_smile:

I have my soldering station and basic tools like screwdrivers, wire-cutters etc, but I do not have any power-tools like a drill-press, no Dremel etc., no smart storage system.
What I do have is an carpenter's bench thou and a nice long work desk (220cm)

I think a thread like this is great and I hope you guys point out some tips while you post your pics too, like why you got a certain tool, what is extremely handy and so on. I will most likely
buy all my equipment for the hobby-room in January so I'll be bookmarking and keep an eye this thread... I have about 500 stashed away for budget so ideas are welcome.

How do you drill your enclosures? Do you use templates? Does someone have some kind of a jig they use with the drill-press?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: rousejeremy on November 16, 2009, 09:55:16 AM
There was a time when this was the dining room table.

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n273/rousejeremy/100_1797.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DougH on November 16, 2009, 10:02:24 AM

How do you drill your enclosures? Do you use templates? Does someone have some kind of a jig they use with the drill-press?

I always do a package design using Illustrator. This way I can ensure that all the parts will fit in the box as intended. This is really important, believe me. Nothing more frustrating than soldering up a perf board (or pcb) and then finding you don't have room for everything in the box. The design is just a 2d mechanical drawing of the box (top and side views) with parts (and lo-fi modeling of some of them). When I finish that, I create a drill pattern on another layer. Then I print out the drill pattern, cut it out and tape it to the box to use as a template. Pretty simple all in all. If I was going to build multiple boxes with the same drill patterns I would make a drill jig. I don't build pedals often enough to make that worth my time.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DougH on November 16, 2009, 10:04:21 AM
There was a time when this was the dining room table.

Nice... I remember when mine was on the bar in the kitchen.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: jacobyjd on November 16, 2009, 10:13:56 AM
How do you drill your enclosures? Do you use templates? Does someone have some kind of a jig they use with the drill-press?

I use the budget/compact apartment hand-drilling method:

1. Lay out an enclosure control face outline on graph paper
2. Lay out controls within the enclosure outline, making sure you leave adequate space for everything
3. Determine hole centers and mark on graph paper template from the two steps above
4. Mark enclosure using the measurements from steps 1-3 (I just use a regular ol' pencil)
5. Re-measure the markings you made and compare to your template and make any adjustments if it doesn't match exactly.
6. Use a sharp steel punch to create an indentation at each hole location (I just use the punch against the heel of my hand...it's only aluminum--you don't need a hammer)
7. Use a 1/32" bit to drill pilot holes through all the locations you punched in step 6
8. Use a steady hand and an appropriately-sized bit to drill each hole (I use a drop of cooking oil on each hole)
9. Clean off your enclosure, paint it if necessary, and stuff it full of mojo!  :icon_cool:

*edit* JesseJ, the guy in your avatar looks like my brother. EXACTLY like my brother....which is especially weird, because his name is Jesse J. as well. You don't have a little brother named Josh, do you? You'd be the Jacoby brothers' Finnish doppelgangers, meaning we'd have to meet someday and fight to the death :icon_wink:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: jessej on November 16, 2009, 05:13:03 PM
I use the budget/compact apartment hand-drilling method:

That was a good checklist, thank you! ..and roughly the steps and methods I've been using so far, except I've been using a stepped drill-bit.
Now I think I want a drill-press, kinda like DougH has in his pic. The illustrator planning sounds wise too!

For PCB drilling/cutting etc I have been thinking about getting a Proxxon IB/E and perhaps a Proxxon TBM 220 for the drill-press.
They seem fairly reasonably priced and will probably last at least one lifetime...

I would have hotlinked to the products, but the proxxon website was a javascript nightmare so no direct links: http://www.proxxon.com/ (http://www.proxxon.com/)


You don't have a little brother named Josh, do you?

No, his name is Jussi, which would be the Finnish equivalent for Josh... so fight 'til death is on!!   :icon_lol:

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: CynicalMan on November 16, 2009, 05:24:22 PM
There was a time when this was the dining room table.

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n273/rousejeremy/100_1797.jpg)

I'm afraid to ask what you use the cat treats for.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: B Tremblay on November 18, 2009, 07:26:02 AM
(http://runoffgroove.com/homestead/l10.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Ben N on November 18, 2009, 08:01:34 AM
Nice, Brian. Did you DIY the bench/desk drawer unit?

Edit: Sorry, my "b" key is going fast.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: B Tremblay on November 18, 2009, 08:30:06 AM
Thanks.  Yes, I built it with a friend who'd made a some similar benches for his woodshop.  The top surface is two pieces, with a piano hinge at the back.  I keep commercial pedal boxes and other stuff that I rarely need to access inside the storage area.  One of my favorite features of the bench is the half-round moulding around the tabletop, which prevents tools and parts rolling off.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DougH on November 18, 2009, 09:23:20 AM
One of my favorite features of the bench is the half-round moulding around the tabletop, which prevents tools and parts rolling off.

That's a good idea!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: wavley on November 18, 2009, 11:27:05 AM
My work workbench, I'll take a picture of the rat's nest that is my home bench when I get there ;D
(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/83/l_6090a2265fb64ff38f080eb3693cf26e.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: cloudscapes on November 28, 2009, 05:40:00 PM
(http://soniccrayonfx.com/stuff/soniccrayonfx.jpg)

waiting for the new iron in the mail. WES51
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: rousejeremy on November 28, 2009, 08:00:33 PM
Let's see a close up of the graveyard on the floor.  ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: MarcoMike on November 29, 2009, 10:52:43 AM
I have that same microscope (or should I call it macro-scope??) at work... one of my favourites... :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: AudioMime on November 29, 2009, 12:05:22 PM
There was a time when this was the dining room table.

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n273/rousejeremy/100_1797.jpg)

Are those cat treats a snack, Jeremy?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: arawn on November 29, 2009, 02:03:56 PM
(http://soniccrayonfx.com/stuff/soniccrayonfx.jpg)

waiting for the new iron in the mail. WES51
We have those at work absolutely awesome
when I hit the lottery I might get one!
My bench is so sad and messy right now I am embarassed to show anyone
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: wavley on November 30, 2009, 12:56:24 PM
I have that same microscope (or should I call it macro-scope??) at work... one of my favourites... :)

I love it, the SZ-11 is my favorite of all the scopes we have here.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Skruffyhound on December 02, 2009, 05:08:19 PM
(http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/skruffyhound/Workspace3.jpg)

(http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/skruffyhound/Workspace2.jpg)

And expanding all the time :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: madstringbean on December 03, 2009, 11:47:17 AM
After being kicked off the dining room table, I now use the living room floor.  There have been times when I have soldered while lying on my stomach.  Not exactly the safest way to go.

As you can probably guess from the picture, I am into circuitbending.  This is a photo I took mainly to show off my roundup of mini and toy keyboards.  When it comes to building, I am more into synths and general analog electronic music, but I do play guitar as well!  Don't worry, I'm not just a synth-nerd sent here to spy on you!

(http://www.moonpieinthesky.com/pict/toys.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: frequencycentral on December 03, 2009, 12:12:58 PM
Don't worry, I'm not just a synth-nerd sent here to spy on you!

Ah that would be me.  :icon_redface:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: punkin on December 03, 2009, 05:34:10 PM
Pretty hi-tech set up you've got there  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: nbabmf on January 09, 2010, 07:54:10 AM
My bench got messier and messier, until one day I was searching 5 minutes for something as common as 1M resistors!
(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/2179/benchr.jpg)

So I tidied up!  I'm still working out a system for that cabinet of drawers.  Right now, I have a 1, 10, 100, 1k, 10k, 100k, 1M type scheme going.  I have a second cabinet, down out of the frame, ready to go for when I need more space.
(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs193.snc3/20053_558838167119_44806472_32948374_2958706_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: punkin on January 09, 2010, 08:46:30 AM
 ;D


I thank you for doing that...I was immediately stressed out when I saw your first picture  :icon_eek:  . Nice work station  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: danielzink on January 09, 2010, 11:43:26 AM
(http://pws.cablespeed.com/danielzink/musical/bench001.jpg)
(http://pws.cablespeed.com/danielzink/musical/bench002.jpg)
(http://pws.cablespeed.com/danielzink/musical/bench003.jpg)
(http://pws.cablespeed.com/danielzink/musical/bench004.jpg)


Dan
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: moose23 on January 10, 2010, 02:14:31 PM
(http://pws.cablespeed.com/danielzink/musical/bench001.jpg)
(http://pws.cablespeed.com/danielzink/musical/bench002.jpg)
(http://pws.cablespeed.com/danielzink/musical/bench003.jpg)
(http://pws.cablespeed.com/danielzink/musical/bench004.jpg)


Dan

Would love that set up.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: cloudscapes on January 10, 2010, 04:51:04 PM
(http://pws.cablespeed.com/danielzink/musical/bench003.jpg)

love the dentist tray!  ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: danielzink on January 10, 2010, 09:56:01 PM
(http://pws.cablespeed.com/danielzink/musical/bench003.jpg)

love the dentist tray!  ;D

 ;D

It's actually a CRT "holder" - I typically have my laptop on it running some tunez when I'm working - as you can see - it also make a handy place to set stuff on to get it off the bench.......

Dan
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on January 11, 2010, 06:43:12 AM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4265900166_79908d87ae.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4265900166_d65c12ca1e_o.jpg)


It's a bit embarrassing at the moment.  I usually work a lot cleaner than this, but the MIDI looper/switcher is a bit beyond my skill level (it's good to push yourself), and when ever I'm in over my head I have a hard time working clean.  If I actually knew what I was doing, it would be much neater!

Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: T1bbles on January 17, 2010, 04:33:30 PM
I'd love to post a pic of mine, but my workbench is the small space on my desk between my keyboard and me, it's about 20cm deep and 70cm wide, wouldn't make much of an image really lol.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on January 18, 2010, 01:34:57 AM
This is a little closer to how I usually keep it.  Not spotless, but pretty decent.



(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4284355682_85f61ab624.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4284355682_4956a8c932_o.jpg)



This is the thing that was making it such a mess.  It's not quite done, in that I'm going to get a thin bit of aluminum to use as a face plate to cover all the extra holes that were already there.  The Chassis is Weber's 4 footswitch box.  I would prefer to have a blank chassis to start with, but the price on this for a steel chassis is pretty hard to beat!


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4284356144_4b0c275076.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4284356144_dd3c17a4ac_o.jpg)


The Tool Rack - this is a modification of the tool racks we have on all our benches at the guitar shop - I'm just so used to having everything laid out in front of me like this, I go nuts if I can't have it.


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4283631975_2e8097eb86.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4283631975_f59c0a5cb7_o.jpg)



Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: sean k on January 25, 2010, 05:13:54 PM
Wow , I need a big clean up. Never have learnt to tidy as I go.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/quickkiwi/exhibition/home11.jpg)
I'm going to do the big cleanup and decided to photo it all before I sorted it all out... to show just how untidy I can get...yet still function!
http://artyone.blogtown.co.nz/2010/01/26/workshop-spaces-untidy/ (http://artyone.blogtown.co.nz/2010/01/26/workshop-spaces-untidy/)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: birt on January 26, 2010, 07:09:23 AM
you've got an impressive amount of space to keep untidy. i dream of such a future :p
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on January 26, 2010, 04:07:59 PM
you've got an impressive amount of space to keep untidy. i dream of such a future :p

Someone somewhere must have come up with the corollary to Boyle's Law - That messes expand to fill the available space - haven't they?



Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: sean k on January 26, 2010, 06:26:41 PM
The thing is that if there is a law then it needs to incorporate a feedback of some sort.

Each time I take longer to completely render any space unusable and it takes less time to tidy it up. Because each time it's tidied the stuff I need more of is made more easily accessible and so the layering of available things to use is better utilised.

I started out on the back step when I was 8 and my tools where in the bottom drawer in the kitchen. My Dad kept and supplied tools but never really used them so from an early age I was the toolman. Eventually I got the bench in the garage, Dad built it but I made it work, when I was about 14 and it goes on. I think that making use of an area allows one to expand into new areas. They start out as storage, turn into roughing areas and then things get cleaner and cleaner but that sequence of type of use areas still exists.

I first recognised this when I got a warehouse in the 90's, 1500 sq ft, and eventually turned it into a house with a small workshop, over a space of three years. At first I had the whole place open and worked wherever which turned into a mess. gradually I defined areas and through definiton was able to make the area I needed to work in smaller and more efficient.

I kinda see the same thing happening here except the space is open at first and I build to store. Wood, masonary and steel comes first and needs shelter before it is built into shelter. When it becomes shelter finer materials are stored in it for use. when those finer materials are used the spaces become more closed off, from dirt floors to base course to concrete to tiled. Evebtually my workshops will be living spaces and new workshops will evolve. Its all really alike a discovery of self made manifest and expansion out into the world as confidence grows.

Actually I remember the time of rented houses with friends and even then I used to build lean to's and resurrect old sheds that were falling down. If you don't ask and do it well what would have been a no often turns into a quite possibly.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: birt on January 26, 2010, 07:26:08 PM
nice. not wanting to hack the topic but what technique do you use when welding your metal work?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: sean k on January 27, 2010, 06:31:25 PM
old fashioned oxy acetylene... which is why I braze alot. I also use the thinnest wall tubing, at 1.2mm wall thickness, and bend everything by hand using my body...often my knees... though I occasionally use a former for bending the rod but only to make circles.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Top Top on January 27, 2010, 08:20:36 PM
I'd love to post a pic of mine, but my workbench is the small space on my desk between my keyboard and me, it's about 20cm deep and 70cm wide, wouldn't make much of an image really lol.

Mine used to be the same. I used to shove the keyboard to the back and build in front of it.

My total space is exactly 1/2 of a 15' x 12' room -- for recording/playing music, keeping my instruments, building electronics and amps, cutting wood or metal, silkscreening, etc. However, recently I rearranged some stuff, put up a storage unit, put up some shelves, and cleaned out a closet, and now I have TWO additional benches to work on, my silk screening press is positioned in a more usable but less in the way place, and all of the tools and parts I need are more accessible.

Sometimes I find myself putting my stuff on the floor in preparation to work on something, just out of habit, and then remember my two benches :icon_mrgreen:

It is amazing when you just organize things well and re-think the space that you have what you can do with that space.

I used to be not so interested in being organized and cleaning up after myself, but I am starting to realize that it is a big help to my ability to think clearly and be creative if I just have the things on hand in a place where I can find them, and don't need to push a bunch of junk into a pile before getting started working on something.

(http://i49.tinypic.com/idzzet.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: JKowalski on January 29, 2010, 06:57:35 PM
(http://i45.tinypic.com/28vt9hl.jpg)

Just made myself a new oak shelf recently. It is very useful.

The pristine condition of the desk in the picture is not going to last, though. The only bad thing about having a humongous desk is that your mess has a larger area to expand into, and it's alot harder to clean up in the end  :icon_biggrin:


NOTE: That flourescent light is the best thing that ever happened to me! A bit noisy, but its other qualities more then make up for it



Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: ibodog on February 22, 2010, 04:30:47 PM
I'd love to post a pic of mine, but my workbench is the small space on my desk between my keyboard and me, it's about 20cm deep and 70cm wide, wouldn't make much of an image really lol.
Mine used to be the same. I used to shove the keyboard to the back and build in front of it.
I use the "front of the keyboard tray" method, too.  ;D
(http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr359/ibodog/IMG_0019.jpg)
(http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr359/ibodog/IMG_0007.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: jkokura on March 01, 2010, 10:52:20 PM
Cleaned my work desk up today - it's literally a desk - and thought I'd take a pic while it's tidy.

I work on a cutting board to protect the desk, parts in the small drawers in front of me are common for finishing (jacks, switches, etc.), above me their PCB parts (caps, diodes, resistors, etc.). The white box is my headphone amp for testing the finished box. Only thing I'd like to add really is some sort of caddy for organizing my pens/pencils/markers and various small hand tools.

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6927/imagensr.jpg) (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/imagensr.jpg/)

Jacob
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: kurtlives on March 02, 2010, 12:14:12 PM
Nice little setup you got going there.

I got the same Canadian Tire DMM, what do you think of it?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: jkokura on March 02, 2010, 01:34:29 PM
Nice little setup you got going there.

I got the same Canadian Tire DMM, what do you think of it?

Does the job I guess - most of the time. Sometimes I have to bang it to get it to work right... I paid 25% of the original 55 dollar price tag. They were selling them off for some reason.

What I do like about it is that it's pretty clear to read, has all the functions I need out of it and more, and it didn't cost me less than 15 bucks.

What I really need to spend some money on is a good soldering iron. The one I use (weller 25 watt) goes through tips and I have little control over it.

Jacob
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: noelgrassy on March 15, 2010, 06:54:09 PM
Well it's this and the top of my rack unit until I can get ambulatory enough to square away my one car garage.

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r222/noelgrassy/twGL%20Labmotorium%20De%20Rickuluss%20Rehaviums/OrganisationallySkilless4.jpg)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r222/noelgrassy/twGL%20Labmotorium%20De%20Rickuluss%20Rehaviums/IMG_0012Custom.jpg)

Gabriel said, "Someone somewhere must have come up with the corollary to Boyle's Law - That messes expand to fill the available space - haven't they?"
The reality of that statement wounds me to the core! Bless you G. Hoffman for; "The thing is that if there is a law then it needs to incorporate a feedback of some sort.

Each time I take longer to completely render any space unusable and it takes less time to tidy it up. Because each time it's tidied the stuff I need more of is made more easily accessible and so the layering of available things to use is better utilized." (sp)

I actually have copious shitloads of tools and amp and pedal parts but I've been able to get buy with these and a 1/4" drive deep socket set (SAE & MM)mounted to the little tray your credit card comes back on at a restaurant.

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r222/noelgrassy/twGL%20Labmotorium%20De%20Rickuluss%20Rehaviums/OrganisationallySkilless2.jpg)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r222/noelgrassy/twGL%20Labmotorium%20De%20Rickuluss%20Rehaviums/OrganisationallySkilless1.jpg)

Pray for me,

Noel Grassy.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: mikemaddux on March 15, 2010, 07:20:46 PM
Every one of those pics has at least 100 stories to tell.... wow
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Dan N on March 15, 2010, 07:45:25 PM
Every one of those pics has at least 100 stories to tell.... wow


One in particilar I'd like to hear.  :o
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: cloudscapes on March 15, 2010, 08:34:16 PM
what is up with that diode wedged between two halves of a coin!?!  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: earthtonesaudio on March 15, 2010, 11:24:56 PM
I love how the computer screen in the first pic's background shows the previous post in this thread... like in those time-travel stories when you realize you've ended at the beginning, doomed to repeat endlessly in a loop...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: ~arph on March 16, 2010, 06:49:52 AM
Melons  ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: mikemaddux on March 16, 2010, 08:03:01 AM
San Antonio Rose

Bob Wills is still the king....
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: StereoKills on March 16, 2010, 09:38:31 AM
Melons  ;D
A surprise for those of us reading at work certainly  :-\
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: ~arph on March 16, 2010, 10:15:55 AM
Well, we're not supposed to be reading this at work first of all..  so it should not matter
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: jacobyjd on March 16, 2010, 10:21:27 AM
Well, we're not supposed to be reading this at work first of all..  so it should not matter

Quote
   Re: READ THIS BEFORE YOU POST
Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008, 06:06:53 PM
If your picture for whatever reason has content that is not appropriate for a work place, then please post a LINK, not an inline picture and please clearly mark NSFW (not safe for work).

:icon_wink:

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: ~arph on March 16, 2010, 10:29:58 AM
Yes I know about that.. I will not start this discussion again. I'm fine either way and will never post anything NSFW ever. It's just I had to comment because that were some obvious melons.. cleverly masked in one of the pictures though.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Ben N on March 16, 2010, 11:00:23 AM
IMHO, at most workplaces pix of any kind are NSFW, unless your boss thinks highly of you salivating over the insides of a Hiwatt or the sumptuous lines of a mint Gretsch White Falcon. Or, to put it another way, porn is porn, from a work point of view, so checking a picture-thread is not recommended, regardless of what unexpected treasures may pop up there.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: jacobyjd on March 16, 2010, 11:11:56 AM
I'm not really trying to discuss the ethics behind it all--just pointing out that it's the rules here, regardless of opinion :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Ben N on March 16, 2010, 02:26:11 PM
Just to be clear, I'm not talking about ethics either, just common sense and self-preservation. Text is unlikely to draw any unwanted attention. Big, splashy pictures are. Of course, YMMV. 
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: hday on March 16, 2010, 10:44:58 PM
Funny, it took me forever to notice the photos. I was too entranced by the beautiful anodized purple. ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: noelgrassy on March 17, 2010, 07:48:52 PM
 :icon_redface: I apologize for the NSFW ingredients which lamentably were missed by our censors. I hope
none of the folks at work were reprimanded or worse. I hope you'll tell your supervisors that you can't be
held responsible for something I inadvertently included with my submission. *

Mods,  If I do post pictures in the future you can be assured that they will not contain items that which are
deemed NSFW. Thank you for your generosity and kindly not banning me.






















* Or convince them I'm merely a Father who's proud of his daughter.
                    NOT!
Thank you for not flaming me with in an inch of my life,

Noel Grassy.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: kurtlives on March 17, 2010, 07:58:03 PM
Why do you have an avatar of a dirty vag?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: noelgrassy on March 17, 2010, 08:57:03 PM
(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r222/noelgrassy/TwGL%20Avatars/PennGillette_stfu.gif)

Wow dude, Freud would have field day with you.
That happens to be a fiberglass/resin sculpture by the noted artist
Colin Christian. It also happens to be a face although a disturbing one to be sure. Those are gnarly teeth running around
the bottom of the jaw and clearly a cycloptioc eye in the upper quadrant. I have yet to see a pussy that stared back at
me. Though I've known women that very well could have had a row of incisors protruding from their labia. Or perhaps
more like an octopus beak just out of eyesight. :icon_wink:

"Check yourself" is merely a figure of speech. May I suggest you turn to a professional in the field for quantifiable results?
I jest of course. But you may not have been and that, of course, is something only you will be able to deal with. Best of luck,

Noel Grassy.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: chicago_mike on March 19, 2010, 09:35:36 PM
Its a vag... ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: MikeH on March 19, 2010, 11:22:16 PM
Its a vag... ;D

Yeah, I actually noticed the vag monster avatar before I noticed the topless chicks.  And I was thinking "Ok sure, people are pointing out the 'melons' but why is no one mentioning the snatch avatar?"
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: chicago_mike on March 19, 2010, 11:29:22 PM
deep down we all have "issues". :P ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: philbinator1 on March 20, 2010, 11:15:54 AM
T'was a dark and stormy night
when boobies six my eyes caught sight.

Voluminous, they held me fast
but made ye olde workmates gasp!

We argued back and forth on morals,
Our merriness dragged on the corals

Over such a trifle, these melons sweet
Like minnows swimmin' the rolling seas.

So yarr, drink rum, and have a laugh
and toast to ol' vag, tits and arse!

  ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: markeebee on March 20, 2010, 12:15:08 PM
Apparently, my avatar is a twat as well.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: scratch on March 21, 2010, 11:19:30 PM
my bench is an old door on top of a 2x4 frame using those sheet metal 'framers' you get at Home Depot. Made the back legs really tall so I could put up a plywood back to stop stuff from falling behind.

(http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=42488&g2_serialNumber=1)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Brymus on March 22, 2010, 01:02:21 AM
Hey Scratch I like all the movable lamps,and the homemade signal generator on top your Tek 465.
Is that a homemade PS too?
I have some saved doors for the same repurposing in mind.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: scratch on March 22, 2010, 12:29:11 PM
indeed, home made PSU, signal generator based on 8038 function generator chip ... needs labelling 

yeah, having the long back legs made for some sturdy spots to screw the the lamps into ... keeps them off  the table too.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: sentimentalbob on April 05, 2010, 07:52:53 AM
(http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/743/p2150561o.jpg)
(http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/5226/p2150561x.jpg)
(http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/3719/p2150561v.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: ~arph on April 06, 2010, 02:17:08 AM
resize plz  :o

I can't even properly view those at 1900x1200
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Ben N on April 06, 2010, 05:01:01 AM
resize plz  :o

I can't even properly view those at 1900x1200
+1. Those monster pics are useless, and gum up the works.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on April 06, 2010, 05:59:26 AM
resize plz  :o

I can't even properly view those at 1900x1200
+1. Those monster pics are useless, and gum up the works.



And they appear to all be the same picture.


Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: studiostud on April 06, 2010, 12:45:27 PM
Here's the real question.  How many people "prepped"/cleaned their workbench before taking their photos....?  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: sentimentalbob on April 06, 2010, 12:57:51 PM
sory...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: JKowalski on April 06, 2010, 01:31:19 PM
Here's the real question.  How many people "prepped"/cleaned their workbench before taking their photos....?  :icon_twisted:


Haha, I definitely did. I had just cleaned up, and I was so proud  :icon_lol:

It can get pretty bad sometimes, and it just takes one tiny little project
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on April 06, 2010, 04:31:39 PM
Here's the real question.  How many people "prepped"/cleaned their workbench before taking their photos....?  :icon_twisted:


Nope.  The first one was exactly as bad as it was that day.  I did take another picture after I had cleaned it, but there was no special effort for the picture - I just usually keep it fairly clean.


Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: differo on April 13, 2010, 07:58:49 AM
Kitchen table that wasn't been used for eating food since I started with this (really..) I NEED to find some more permanent space - want badly those nice drawer thingies that you guys have..
(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/8889/workbench.jpg)

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/7813/workbench2.jpg)
Cheers!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Ben N on April 13, 2010, 08:34:02 AM
So, a single guy.  ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: differo on April 13, 2010, 09:37:51 AM
Me?! nooooo :) But it took some effort to brain wash my better looking half to accept my hobby as something that is necessary in my personal development and soul enrichment! :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: jacobyjd on April 13, 2010, 09:43:07 AM
Me?! nooooo :) But it took some effort to brain wash my better looking half to accept my hobby as something that is necessary in my personal development and soul enrichment! :)

I'll have to remember that when it's time to expand my workbench space! haha  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: philbinator1 on April 13, 2010, 10:34:47 AM
Thought it was about time I let you all into my little OCD mancave...here it is, from left to right (the room is too tiny for 1 or 2 shots):

Main amp/pedalboard (with freshly built BSIAB2!  woohoo!  need to clean up the board before next gig though):
(http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz13/philbinator1/DSCF1109.jpg)

Desk with ongoing projects, project/electronics info, tools, resistors, capacitors & trannies etc :
(http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz13/philbinator1/DSCF1111.jpg)

More supples, audio probe, soldering iron, pens/paper etc:
(http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz13/philbinator1/DSCF1112.jpg)

Even more (bulkier) supplies, stationery, stereo, practice amp, main (and only) electric gat.  Books and stuff too:
(http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz13/philbinator1/DSCF1113.jpg)



and finally, the evil Duck Overlord crushing freshly conquered potato-minions underfoot: 
(http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz13/philbinator1/DSCF1124.jpg)

  :icon_twisted:   :icon_twisted:   :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: differo on April 13, 2010, 10:38:22 AM
Quote
Thought it was about time I let you all into my little OCD mancave...here it is, from left to right (the room is too tiny for 1 or 2 shots):

Thats what I'm talking about! Nice working space..
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: 549 on April 22, 2010, 01:42:30 AM
I'm Krist from Thailand
this my workbench

(http://www.pantown.com/data/51322/board2/3.jpg)
(http://www.pantown.com/data/51322/board2/3-20100422122805.jpg)
(http://www.pantown.com/data/51322/board2/3-20100422123230.jpg)
(http://www.pantown.com/data/51322/board2/3-20100422123405.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: 549 on April 22, 2010, 01:49:44 AM
ahh ......
outside view of window is the Thai vintage vegetable farm

when I lookout make me REAL relax with fresh air

(http://www.pantown.com/data/51322/board2/3-20100422123545.jpg)
(http://www.pantown.com/data/51322/board2/3-20100422123650.jpg)
They are harvesting
(http://www.pantown.com/data/51322/board2/3-20100422123734.jpg)
(http://www.pantown.com/data/51322/board2/3-20100422123909.jpg)

I share the pics of vintage farm of Thailand
hope you enjoy same me

thanks......
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on April 22, 2010, 02:39:54 AM
what a dump........lol... :icon_biggrin:
 :icon_twisted: :icon_twisted: :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: ~arph on April 22, 2010, 04:44:14 AM
My workbench view is directly into the practice area of the church choir on the other side of the alley. We exchange tunes from time to time  :icon_rolleyes:

EDIT: Sad to see you chopped that palm tree to improve your view on the field  :P
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: philbinator1 on April 22, 2010, 08:59:09 AM
Nice vege farm man!  Those workers must work hard for the $$ though, my back would never last.   :icon_eek:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: 549 on April 22, 2010, 09:47:45 AM
Quote
Sad to see you chopped that palm tree to improve your view on the field

this is old coconut tree  ;D
first time ... 10 years ago. that tree is alive
I don't know who killed  ;D

maybe farmer chopped for sell or cooking.
the young stem ( on topper ) can eat.
good teste too....
(http://[url=http://www.tempf.com/getfile.php?id=494195&key=4bd0563da6107]http://www.tempf.com/getfile.php?id=494195&key=4bd0563da6107[/url])
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on April 22, 2010, 09:51:44 AM
Nice vege farm man!  Those workers must work hard for the $$ though, my back would never last.   :icon_eek:

phil go to your room...and tidy up...lol...
 :icon_twisted: :icon_twisted: :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: mikemaddux on April 22, 2010, 07:54:35 PM
Quote
Sad to see you chopped that palm tree to improve your view on the field

good teste too....
(http://[url=http://www.tempf.com/getfile.php?id=494195&key=4bd0563da6107]http://www.tempf.com/getfile.php?id=494195&key=4bd0563da6107[/url])


???????? What?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Flooflox on April 22, 2010, 07:58:07 PM
Quote
Sad to see you chopped that palm tree to improve your view on the field

good teste too....
(http://[url=http://www.tempf.com/getfile.php?id=494195&key=4bd0563da6107]http://www.tempf.com/getfile.php?id=494195&key=4bd0563da6107[/url])


???????? What?

Good tasting, I believe.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: 549 on April 22, 2010, 09:40:14 PM
yes , I mean tasting. thank you Flooflox ;)

sorry for my english.

(http://variety.teenee.com/foodforbrain/img0/44838.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: philbinator1 on April 22, 2010, 11:28:36 PM
No apology necessary mate.  And I say it a little late, but welcome to the forum!   ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: markeebee on April 23, 2010, 02:50:51 AM

(http://variety.teenee.com/foodforbrain/img0/44838.jpg)



The tragic fate of the Duck Overlord's potato minions?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: philbinator1 on April 23, 2010, 02:55:51 AM
A cruel master, He is.  Still, I believe these are young coconut tree stems, masquerading as potatoes.   :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: markeebee on April 23, 2010, 03:24:24 AM
Ah yes, I seem to have missed the point again.

It's just that when I tried one, there was an unmistakeable aftertaste of rubber duck feet.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: philbinator1 on April 23, 2010, 09:42:34 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: frequencycentral on April 23, 2010, 06:30:33 PM
We went a little OT for a while there didn't we guys!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: markeebee on April 24, 2010, 05:15:35 AM
Sorry, sometimes I have trouble sticking to the...oh look a seagull!  Seagulls are great aren't they?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: imbuedblue on April 29, 2010, 05:10:00 PM
Here's a pic of my workbench taken just after finishing it. Right now it's covered in layers of projects waiting to be finished and tools and components waiting to be organized.

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm94/imbuedblue/0000207y.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: jkokura on April 29, 2010, 05:23:31 PM
Wow. What I would give to have a workstation like that...

Jacob
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: mikemaddux on April 29, 2010, 08:01:31 PM
Here's a pic of my workbench taken just after finishing it. Right now it's covered in layers of projects waiting to be finished and tools and components waiting to be organized.

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm94/imbuedblue/0000207y.jpg)

Looks nicer than my kitchen......wow
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: imbuedblue on April 29, 2010, 10:09:52 PM
Looks nicer than my kitchen......wow

Thanks, that's exactly what my wife said. She's been leaning on me to make new kitchen cabinets but I'm afraid to let her know how much the wood actually cost. LOL
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: JFX09 on April 29, 2010, 10:10:31 PM
He! you'd wonder why i even bother to post anything after that extreme copiuos amount of SPACE !

 :icon_eek:

so here's mine anyway

(http://213.129.73.14/aa_dt_new/forums/attatchments/bench01.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: mikemaddux on April 30, 2010, 01:03:22 AM
Looks nicer than my kitchen......wow

Thanks, that's exactly what my wife said. She's been leaning on me to make new kitchen cabinets but I'm afraid to let her know how much the wood actually cost. LOL

LMAO ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: sundgist on May 02, 2010, 11:10:56 AM
From nice tidy organised workbenches to my glorious mess. I'm in the middle of packing stuff up to move house.
This is actually a corner of our living room in our small 1 bedroom cottage. Fine for years whilst it was just me and the missus. Has been getting more and more crowded with my 20 month old daughter and the next due in 3 months. So moving somewhere larger and I've already claimed and secured my space in the utility room.

(http://www.sundgist.talktalk.net/Layout/-misc-/bench1.jpg)
(http://www.sundgist.talktalk.net/Layout/-misc-/bench2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: JKowalski on May 02, 2010, 01:02:57 PM
(http://www.sundgist.talktalk.net/Layout/-misc-/bench1.jpg)

That scope is... wow.

Humongonourmous?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: sundgist on May 02, 2010, 03:16:30 PM

That scope is... wow.

Humongonourmous?

Middle aged men with small willies drive large sports cars, go figure.  ;D

....if I didn't, someone else would.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: 1878 on May 02, 2010, 04:12:05 PM
Is that compulsory ??
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Skruffyhound on May 02, 2010, 05:29:31 PM
Mine's bigger than that
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: sundgist on May 02, 2010, 05:42:49 PM
I think that's a subject for a totally different thread.

"Show your large equipment"
 :-\
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: frequencycentral on May 02, 2010, 05:47:55 PM
............w a i t i n g  f o r  C a p t .  I n n u e n d o............
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: markeebee on May 03, 2010, 04:40:35 AM
**screech of brakes from very large sports car**

Sorry I'm late....
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: jacobyjd on May 03, 2010, 08:43:29 AM
HEYO!!!!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: markeebee on May 03, 2010, 10:40:34 AM
Summer's coming, so I finally got around to sprucing my workspace.  Thought I'd better post some pics before it gets all cludgied up again.  Includes gratuitous shot of my glamorous assistant BeeBaa.  (I'm too tired after the cleanup to think of a pussy joke, but if you look through the window in the second pic you can see my butt).

(http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr124/markeebee/IMG_7823.jpg)

(http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr124/markeebee/IMG_7829.jpg)

And, finally, proof that mine isn't as eye-wateringly large as Sundgist's:

(http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr124/markeebee/IMG_7836.jpg)

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Scruffie on May 03, 2010, 12:21:27 PM
But if you look through the window in the second pic you can see my butt).

Took a second to catch that one  :icon_mrgreen: looks like you're carrying alot of water weight still from the holidays   :icon_wink:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: frequencycentral on May 03, 2010, 01:01:57 PM
Nice to see your pussy has something big and red to swivel on.  ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: markeebee on May 03, 2010, 01:25:31 PM
(http://i.thisislondon.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/frankie-howerd-500x500.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: 1878 on May 03, 2010, 03:16:38 PM
HAHAHAHA !! Missus.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: sundgist on May 03, 2010, 05:51:07 PM
And, finally, proof that mine isn't as eye-wateringly large as Sundgist's:

(http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr124/markeebee/IMG_7836.jpg)



Aw. As long as it functions fine and you know how to use it, size shouldn't be an issue.  :icon_wink:

Nice space you've got there.
I like those angled shelves. Any idea who makes / sells them?
I'm pretty sure I've got some of those uprights stashed away somewhere.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: markeebee on May 04, 2010, 02:13:37 AM
They're made by a company called Sovella. I do some work for them now and then, and I've got a bunch of their stuff knocking around. PM me if you want a couple/few shelves and you can have em for free.

Actually, now I think of it, I've got to pick up an eBay purchase in Purley tomorrow evening - that's near you, isn't it? If so, I could even drop the shelves over to you.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: sundgist on May 04, 2010, 05:34:46 AM
They're made by a company called Sovella. I do some work for them now and then, and I've got a bunch of their stuff knocking around. PM me if you want a couple/few shelves and you can have em for free.

Actually, now I think of it, I've got to pick up an eBay purchase in Purley tomorrow evening - that's near you, isn't it? If so, I could even drop the shelves over to you.

Thanks, much appreciated. A pair of those would be cool. If your coming up to Purley you'll probably drive right past my house.
I'll PM my details as soon as I can. I'm out on the road working and the net via my mobile is a bit flakey.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on May 04, 2010, 04:19:30 PM
nice butt!...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: frank_p on May 05, 2010, 09:59:14 PM
He! you'd wonder why i even bother to post anything after that extreme copiuos amount of SPACE !

 :icon_eek:

so here's mine anyway

(http://213.129.73.14/aa_dt_new/forums/attatchments/bench01.jpg)

This Boylstad book is good way to start in electronics, but I don't know how much people would really read it on their own. 760 pages of basic electricity theory. Not a transistor or opamp consideration. Had to go through this for my studies.  The sight of this book really makes me think about learning.

Salut J.F.
F.H.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: salocin on May 06, 2010, 10:28:28 PM
Current workspace:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3312/4580137563_08a193b932.jpg)

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: JFX09 on May 08, 2010, 04:29:20 AM
Very  '' Saucerful of Components'' Salocin  : )

Quote
This Boylstad book is good way to start in electronics, but I don't know how much people would really read it on their own. 760 pages of basic electricity theory. Not a transistor or opamp consideration. Had to go through this for my studies.  The sight of this book really makes me think about learning.

Salut J.F.
F.H.

Salut Franque !

aH!   I'm such a book whore! I don't think I have ever opened this one yet, but I just couldn't resist: it seemed ''definitive'' on electricity theory. Being a book person, I can never resisst them. Got myself some nice  Gernsback this way. Basically, If it's got a schematic or a tube somewhere, i'm defensless.

state of affairs now:

(http://213.129.73.14/aa_dt_new/forums/attatchments/solitude_with_snakes.jpg)

I call it : solitude with snakes ... sigh...



Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on May 08, 2010, 06:30:19 AM
Very  '' Saucerful of Components'' Salocin  : )

Quote
This Boylstad book is good way to start in electronics, but I don't know how much people would really read it on their own. 760 pages of basic electricity theory. Not a transistor or opamp consideration. Had to go through this for my studies.  The sight of this book really makes me think about learning.

Salut J.F.
F.H.

Salut Franque !

aH!   I'm such a book whore! I don't think I have ever opened this one yet, but I just couldn't resist: it seemed ''definitive'' on electricity theory. Being a book person, I can never resisst them. Got myself some nice  Gernsback this way. Basically, If it's got a schematic or a tube somewhere, i'm defensless.

state of affairs now:

(http://213.129.73.14/aa_dt_new/forums/attatchments/solitude_with_snakes.jpg)

I call it : solitude with snakes ... sigh...


is that a voivod etch next to ya keyboard?......i did one of those...came out nice...




Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: JFX09 on May 08, 2010, 11:00:40 AM

is that a voivod etch next to ya keyboard?......i did one of those...came out nice...

 

Yup, good spotting Mr. dead astronaut !

(http://213.129.73.14/aa_dt_new/forums/attatchments/ACF18C0.jpg)

 :icon_wink:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: frequencycentral on May 08, 2010, 11:08:32 AM
Tasty looking Jupiter 6!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on May 08, 2010, 09:02:11 PM

is that a voivod etch next to ya keyboard?......i did one of those...came out nice...

 

Yup, good spotting Mr. dead astronaut !

(http://213.129.73.14/aa_dt_new/forums/attatchments/ACF18C0.jpg)

 :icon_wink:
nice...!..what is it?...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: JFX09 on May 09, 2010, 01:39:17 PM
It's a simple mic pre. Since Voivod never really used stompbox and I wanted something I'd use more often, that was my choice.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: ~arph on May 11, 2010, 03:59:15 AM
Here's my new 'clean' desk. All tools and components finally stored in drawers and boxes.

(http://www.friedair.com/images/workbench.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: philbinator1 on May 11, 2010, 06:34:16 AM
Etching went pretty well.  Had some odd dark patches in the pcb, but did a continuity test on all boards and they're fine.  
Sweet!  On to drilling next...have to buy a dremel drill I guess   :-\  Ah well!

EDIT: - whoops, posted in wrong pictures thread!  Over to the other one I go...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on May 11, 2010, 10:23:43 AM
oh no..they are all backwards....!!!!....lol.. :icon_lol: only joking...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: trendyironicname on May 16, 2010, 01:23:32 AM
(http://x97.xanga.com/738f6636c6032267567006/m213432689.jpg)

Made for ~$50 for everything and other than the 2X12s can fit in a compact car when tore down.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DougH on May 28, 2010, 07:01:03 AM

The Tool Rack - this is a modification of the tool racks we have on all our benches at the guitar shop - I'm just so used to having everything laid out in front of me like this, I go nuts if I can't have it.


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4283631975_2e8097eb86.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4283631975_f59c0a5cb7_o.jpg)



Gabriel

I really like that idea. I may have to build one for myself. My tools end up on the bench taking up valuable space, and they're not always easy to find.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: BubbaFet on May 28, 2010, 11:07:34 AM
(http://www.yogee.com.au/images/12732_WorkBench_A.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: moose23 on May 28, 2010, 11:37:47 AM

The Tool Rack - this is a modification of the tool racks we have on all our benches at the guitar shop - I'm just so used to having everything laid out in front of me like this, I go nuts if I can't have it.


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4283631975_2e8097eb86.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4283631975_f59c0a5cb7_o.jpg)



Gabriel

I really like that idea. I may have to build one for myself. My tools end up on the bench taking up valuable space, and they're not always easy to find.


I use the pull out keyboard drawer under my desk to keep tools on. Probably not as good as the rack but it still keeps my work space clear.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on May 28, 2010, 03:54:02 PM
(http://www.yogee.com.au/images/12732_WorkBench_A.jpg)

thats the same as mine....lol...very ergonomic though...lol..
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on May 28, 2010, 10:38:26 PM

The Tool Rack - this is a modification of the tool racks we have on all our benches at the guitar shop - I'm just so used to having everything laid out in front of me like this, I go nuts if I can't have it.


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4283631975_2e8097eb86.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4283631975_f59c0a5cb7_o.jpg)



Gabriel

I really like that idea. I may have to build one for myself. My tools end up on the bench taking up valuable space, and they're not always easy to find.



Oh, mine end up all over my bench too, but when I take the time to work clean I actually work faster.  And its always easier to find things the first time, at least.


Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Brymus on June 11, 2010, 11:42:47 PM
Nice to see your pussy has something big and red to swivel on.  ;)
Laugh forever and a minute on that ,new sig maybe ?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Steve Mavronis on June 11, 2010, 11:50:33 PM
Even that has me beat. My so-called workbench is a combination of my living room computer desk and kitchen breakfast bar!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Talon5051 on July 17, 2010, 06:25:56 PM
I just moved into a new house.  Here is my new workbench. I think this space alone is worth the price of rent.;D  I haven't completed the set up yet but am getting there.(http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss67/Talon5051/IMG_1127-3.jpg?t=1279405426)

(http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss67/Talon5051/IMG_1123-2.jpg?t=1279405344)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Brymus on July 18, 2010, 06:46:54 PM
Oh thats BEAUTIFUL  ;D Drool, Drool,
A workspace like that could definetly cause a bad case of G.A.S.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on July 25, 2010, 01:34:34 AM
I decided I wasn't happy with my PnP Blue circuit boards (no surprise, given my personality), but I didn't want to pay for the MG Chemicals UV light - so I made my own!  It cost about $20 in LEDs from China, and all the wood used is scrap from around the shop.  The glass was maybe $3.  So, I believe that I saved money - as long as you don't count my time!  If you count the time I spent, this thing cost me about $1000!

{click pics for bigger versions}

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4825361961_76b8411c19.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4825361961_a099e101df_o.jpg)


It works REALLY well.  Even with my first couple, where I didn't really know what I was doing, they've come out at least as good as the best I could do with the PnP Blue toner transfer method.  Its also MUCH faster!  I'm liking this system a lot.


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4825972166_563ab9d41e.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4825972166_b405a8f6de_o.jpg)

The business end.  

It uses 200 UV LEDs, in 40 strings of 5.  The 18V power supply came from someone's lap top (I've no idea whose), and at 2.23A is WAY more than I need.  The LEDs draw about 20mA each, and the 40 resistors are drawing less than 19mA each, so the total rig draws about 800mA.  I briefly thought about just using power direct from the wall, and using the LEDs as the rectifier with maybe a couple caps to reduce the ripple, but I decided that wouldn't be the safest option in the world!


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4825973176_f438ac63af.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4825973176_faafe59a5b_o.jpg)


200 LEDs and 40 27ohm resistors, joined with a couple different Western Union Linesman splices.  Why?  Because sometimes I get to be a bit obsessive.

Can you say, WAY more work than it was worth?  I thought you could.

Wiring the LEDs took me about a month (though I took a couple weeks off in the middle, though), and the case for it took me about 15-20 minutes (not counting buying the glass; that was another 10 minutes - I really like having a great hardware store half a block from my shop!

It takes about two minutes to expose the board, about 30-45 seconds to develop it - maybe a minute - and you are ready to go.  Totally cool!  Mind you, if I were to do it again, I would use PnP to make 4 or so circuit boards for the LEDs, instead of making all those linesman splices!  I'm pretty sure it will work forever, though, so I'm not overly bothered by it - now that its done!

By the way, I designed the LED array using THIS SITE (http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz).


Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on July 25, 2010, 01:38:41 AM
Oooops!  Double post!


Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: eniacmike on July 29, 2010, 11:56:56 AM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/4840493331_614d57a9c3_z.jpg)
my chair is in between two desks and I swivel back and forth between the computer and the workbench
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4130/4841106758_e5b8cca25e_z.jpg)
close up of the workbench
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/4840495497_d7bea12b16_z.jpg)
parts&supplys are on a window bench
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/4841105424_123652f640_z.jpg)
the other side of the room is where I test things out.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Brymus on August 02, 2010, 07:49:26 PM
Nice
I see the Beatles Rock Band in the corner .
Did you get the drum kit too ?
The only thing I like about Guitar Hero/Rock Band is the drums and vocals.
The drums are dead on, on expert level. And makes a great drum trainer (I use it for my 9 yr old daughter before letting her sit at my kit)
Except when I play with the kids, then I play drums, fake guitar is lame IMO
And the vocal pitch indicator is a great voice trainer,again my oldest girl can sing great after playing it awhile.
And to my suprise and enjoyment she prefers playing my Beatles edition over the rock band and guitar hero versions we have.
I too have learned a couple of the more difficult beats/songs by playing rock band then going to my real drum kit and applying what I learned.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: FlyingZ on August 02, 2010, 10:33:04 PM
(http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss67/Talon5051/IMG_1127-3.jpg?t=1279405426)
Photoshop much?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DougH on August 05, 2010, 01:42:26 PM
wtf???
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Talon5051 on August 05, 2010, 08:04:45 PM
Quote
Photoshop much?

Man, rough crowd.   ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: FlyingZ on August 05, 2010, 11:31:37 PM
OOOOH! That's the facsimile, so sorry  :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: stringsthings on August 07, 2010, 05:53:13 PM
I decided I wasn't happy with my PnP Blue circuit boards (no surprise, given my personality), but I didn't want to pay for the MG Chemicals UV light - so I made my own!  It cost about $20 in LEDs from China, and all the wood used is scrap from around the shop.  The glass was maybe $3.  So, I believe that I saved money - as long as you don't count my time!  If you count the time I spent, this thing cost me about $1000!

{click pics for bigger versions}

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4825361961_76b8411c19.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4825361961_a099e101df_o.jpg)


dude  :icon_mrgreen:  that setup is extra sweet ... ( my virtual jaw hit the virtual floor when i saw these pics )
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on August 09, 2010, 04:28:13 PM
I decided I wasn't happy with my PnP Blue circuit boards (no surprise, given my personality), but I didn't want to pay for the MG Chemicals UV light - so I made my own!  It cost about $20 in LEDs from China, and all the wood used is scrap from around the shop.  The glass was maybe $3.  So, I believe that I saved money - as long as you don't count my time!  If you count the time I spent, this thing cost me about $1000!

{click pics for bigger versions}

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4825361961_76b8411c19.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4825361961_a099e101df_o.jpg)


dude  :icon_mrgreen:  that setup is extra sweet ... ( my virtual jaw hit the virtual floor when i saw these pics )


I have to say that the more I use this thing, the more I wish I had just started with the photo process for PCB's.  It is just sooooop much better than any of the toner transfer things I've tried.  I still have a few things where I will have to use PnP Blue (etching boxes and such), but for PCBs this really is the way to go!  (Actually, one of my local electronics places has a spray on photo resist - I may have to try that!)


Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Thomeeque on December 03, 2010, 09:10:52 AM
 Hi!

 Let's wake up this sleeping thread, one quickie from yesterday:

 (http://thmq.mysteria.cz/diystompboxes.com/DSCN9980_2N5952_matching.jpg)

 Btw. I had to add one line yet, in bag from Banzai were nine more 2N5952's then I did ordered and paid for :icon_mrgreen:

 So what's going on on *your* benches these days, guys? ;)

 Cheers, T.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: ~arph on December 03, 2010, 09:23:02 AM

 So what's going on on *your* benches these days, guys? ;)


Wiring up 60 LED's to illuminate the company logo.  8)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Thomeeque on December 03, 2010, 09:36:05 AM

 So what's going on on *your* benches these days, guys? ;)


Wiring up 60 LED's to illuminate the company logo.  8)

 Wow! Well, make your company logo famous - post picture here! ;) T.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on December 03, 2010, 09:46:37 AM
heres my little corner of chaos, destruction, distraction, and repair and despair.... :-[

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/P031210_14.32.jpg)

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: ~arph on December 03, 2010, 09:55:38 AM

 Wow! Well, make your company logo famous - post picture here! ;) T.

Allright,

(http://twitpic.com/3bbuo1)

EDIT: Image not working:  http://twitpic.com/3bbuo1

BTW: We're hiring developers!  www.dexels.com
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Kearns892 on December 12, 2010, 12:34:24 AM
Here's my (dorm) workbench.
(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/kearns892/PhotoDec12122707AM.jpg)
Haven't been able to build for a while, but I can still build vicariously through the pictures thread!

Should be reunited with my (real) workbench over winter break and hopefully have more to report then.  

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on December 14, 2010, 03:41:27 PM
So here's my messy little cave today:

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Random/working_space.jpg)

Those with sharper eyes will notice (among other things) not only a Dremel, drill bit set, Orange amp, Behringer usb audio interface, my belly, my thumb (part of one of them), three catalogues from different Swedish stores, a tabletop calculator and the IKEA shelf GORM but also the case of beer hidden away behind the amp.

I've salvaged about ten germanium diodes from the boards visible in that image.

And on a slightly more photogenic day the working area looks like this (since this picture was taken I've drank the coke, but the empty can is still visible in the picture above):

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Random/working_space_clean.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: differo on December 15, 2010, 03:26:43 AM
Nice becnch there Perrow! I can see that we have same soldering iron, some tools, drill bits, and storage bins! Greetings from Malm;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on December 15, 2010, 06:11:50 AM
@perrow. don't hide the beer!.... :icon_wink:
aha. im getting a dremel for xmas, with the drill press....my missus doesn't know that i know......i sneaked a peek
like a child ....honestly i felt about 5 again.. :icon_mrgreen:....naughty naughty.... :-[

@perrow
@differo
whats the smallest and largest bits it can take?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on December 15, 2010, 06:46:59 AM
My Dremel currently takes 3.2mm bits, there's a chuck that lets it take from 0.5-3.2 mm. Got the Dremel, the stool and the amp for my 40'th birthday this year.

The beer is hidden because of the stuff that's currently stacked on top of it, it's as accessible as I need it  ;D

The beer is actually left over from my birthday, as is the charcoal on the shelf there (yellow bags behind the amp) and a few bags of chips (crisps or thins depending on where you live) stored in a paper bag just outside the picture. Stocked up on so much good stuff and people just didn't eat and drink as I thought they would.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on December 15, 2010, 06:53:33 AM
aha. im getting a dremel for xmas

And try to find these:

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Random/307985_X_2007-07-04_080049_507.jpg)

Diamond cutting weels (@differo: 129 kr p Clas Ohlson) they'll make you wonder why they make the other kind.

ps. The holes in those discs are really the same, and correct, size. Just looks wierd in that image.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on December 15, 2010, 06:58:33 AM
happy 40th...great prezzies...

i never have beer or food left over, me and my friends drink n eat  till we drop.... :icon_twisted:

so the largest it can handle is around 3.2mm then?....just wondering because i always drill small pilot holes in my enclosures before the big 7mm/10mm guns come out

for accuracy...

yeah,i'll have a look around for bits for it....cheers.... roll on xmas day when i can actually touch it....legally.. :icon_mrgreen:

p.s had a look at your site...nice...

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Gero on December 15, 2010, 08:10:48 PM
(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/1879/foto0178kc.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: differo on December 16, 2010, 03:03:20 AM
@perrow - man tackar!:) I actually use that diamond disc a lot, to trip the PCBS to shorten pot lugs to even them out and what not, VERY usable. But I have only one, that came with some large accessory pack that I bought (p Jula) for like $15 and I'm so afraid that it will breake (literraly I cut like 50pcbs with it in no time).
@astronaut my dremel is like perrow's, it takes up to 3,2 mm but anything less then that is good too, so I can use cheapo hss mini drills too.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on December 16, 2010, 03:13:24 AM
@perrow - man tackar!:) I actually use that diamond disc a lot, to trip the PCBS to shorten pot lugs to even them out and what not, VERY usable. But I have only one, that came with some large accessory pack that I bought (p Jula) for like $15 and I'm so afraid that it will breake (literraly I cut like 50pcbs with it in no time).
@astronaut my dremel is like perrow's, it takes up to 3,2 mm but anything less then that is good too, so I can use cheapo hss mini drills too.

cool....cant wait to open it up...i have a small minicraft drill, which is ok, but i'll prefer the drill press....

what sort of drill bits do you guys use for the pcb's in the dremel...the 0.6mm ones i get tend to snap too easy..even when very careful...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: differo on December 16, 2010, 04:00:13 AM
I used to drill with 0.8 but nowadays I find that too big, much easier to use 0.7 for components and actually 0.9 for wires/pots as that's adjusted to the wire I use. Also, 0.8 snapped after A LOT of holes:) Drill press and off you go with drilling holes in pcbs. It takes me 20 minutes for 20 boards. repetition makes perfection:)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: metalero30 on December 17, 2010, 11:26:42 AM

i buildit myself


(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l299/eskizo69/S7007680.jpg)
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l299/eskizo69/S7007681.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: a soBer Newt on January 14, 2011, 04:07:54 AM
Inside doing some layout work for a re-boxing a project of mine more info at my blog
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5008/5354225788_dc342bc7d7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40439237@N05/5354225788/)
Out in the garage
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/5353612085_8210ec6037.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40439237@N05/5353612085/)
me and my ugly mug
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5084/5278508745_11bb662d16.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40439237@N05/5278508745/)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on January 14, 2011, 02:45:34 PM
And we have a winner in the "longest time since I cleared my desk" competition  :icon_eek:

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Random/5353612085_8210ec6037.jpg)


 :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: a soBer Newt on January 14, 2011, 02:56:32 PM
And we have a winner in the "longest time since I cleared my desk" competition  :icon_eek:
 :icon_lol:

haha cassettes came out before i was even born, its actually one of the adapters for your car if you only have a tape player.  I was thinking I could use it for a tape echo unit.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: chadder on January 14, 2011, 05:27:49 PM
my new place = finally enough room to have a good set up.  still in the works.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NwMIqIF1GP0/TTDII_0RaDI/AAAAAAAAADs/csTU841cDL4/s720/P01953223.jpg)
almost done sorting through boxes of stuff from 3 different bench moves around Boston

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_NwMIqIF1GP0/TTDHqazVJzI/AAAAAAAAAC4/gcCnn5BBNNs/s720/P01949317.jpg)
all sorted and almost everything i need.  i need to start with a clean desk before i do anything or else i cant work  ::)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on January 14, 2011, 05:33:33 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5084/5278508745_11bb662d16.jpg)
Sorry about your hand, hard to solder with only one now?  :icon_wink:
Are those reindeer true bypass?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: a soBer Newt on January 14, 2011, 10:24:47 PM
Sorry about your hand, hard to solder with only one now?  :icon_wink:
Are those reindeer true bypass?
Actually my hook is nice heat sink for components, sadly no they are not true bypass.  :icon_cry:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on January 14, 2011, 11:38:02 PM
 :D Touche!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: thetragichero on January 20, 2011, 11:09:53 PM
relatively new to the board (and pedal building)
very messy because i'm in the middle of like five projects

(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m460/point2bac/IMG_20110120_223422.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: StereoKills on February 11, 2011, 05:32:20 PM
I now need to get a permanent workspace to keep this beast. It was kindly donated to me by a friend of the family who had 3!  :icon_eek:

(http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg464/StereoKills_EA/100_0360.jpg)
(http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg464/StereoKills_EA/100_0361.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on February 12, 2011, 01:20:36 AM
(http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg464/StereoKills_EA/100_0361.jpg)

Ah, the small model  :icon_eek:

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Sam on February 25, 2011, 03:46:59 PM
My new prototyping board:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/JSam/IMAG0115.jpg)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/JSam/IMAG0116.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bean on February 25, 2011, 05:22:16 PM
Today.

(http://www.madbeanpedals.com/misc/shop/shop10.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on February 25, 2011, 06:01:37 PM
No chaos no glory!  :D
(nice looking space there Brian!)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bean on February 25, 2011, 06:16:49 PM
Yeah, that's the organized part of the shop!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: reddo on February 25, 2011, 06:27:56 PM
Brian,

Where did you get that lighted magnifier? I've been looking at them, but haven't seen that style.

Tom
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: pazuzu on February 25, 2011, 06:32:27 PM
(http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr124/markeebee/IMG_7823.jpg)

ha! a tribble!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bean on February 25, 2011, 10:21:39 PM
Brian,

Where did you get that lighted magnifier? I've been looking at them, but haven't seen that style.

Tom

I bought it at Frys a few years ago.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: markeebee on February 26, 2011, 10:37:08 AM
(http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr124/markeebee/photo-2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on February 26, 2011, 10:49:05 AM
^ yeah he looks like trouble...what a face!..great.. :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: dano12 on March 08, 2011, 09:01:54 AM
Today.

(http://www.madbeanpedals.com/misc/shop/shop10.jpg)

That's awesome. It looks almost exactly like my bench!

(http://www.beavishifi.com/projects/Active-iPod-Preamplifier/workbench-woot.JPG)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: olivero1 on March 17, 2011, 01:06:13 PM
This is my new hobby - so I lack tools and supplies, but here is where I work now.
(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9793/image3mp.jpg)
By olivero1 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/olivero1) at 2011-03-17
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/4272/image4lf.jpg)
By olivero1 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/olivero1) at 2011-03-17
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/1193/image1xtg.jpg)
By olivero1 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/olivero1) at 2011-03-17

edit: sorry I seem to have issues posting pictures. So here are links until I can figure it out. :icon_confused:
I think I figured it out. Thanks for the help!

And once I clean up this bench I will relocate to the garage and use this 8ft bench. Right now it is home to misc. stuff :icon_lol:
(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/3509/imagefzn.jpg)
By olivero1 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/olivero1) at 2011-03-17
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Thomeeque on March 17, 2011, 01:12:13 PM
 Direct links to pics must be used:

This is my new hobby - so I lack tools and supplies, but here is where I work now.
(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9793/image3mp.jpg)
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/4272/image4lf.jpg)
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/1193/image1xtg.jpg)

And once I clean up this bench I will relocate to the garage and use this 8ft bench. Right now it is home to misc. stuff :icon_lol:
(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/3509/imagefzn.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: olivero1 on March 17, 2011, 01:14:39 PM
Direct links to pics must be used:

Thanks! I am still new to this.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: studiostud on March 25, 2011, 11:26:50 AM
very messy because i'm in the middle of like five projects

I don't think anyone here is ever not "in the middle of like five projects"...   ::) ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on April 06, 2011, 06:30:22 AM
I'm rearranging my office/living room area, mostly to make room for my guitar amps and such, but while I'm at it I moved and improved my electronics workbench.  I'd been using a free standing tool rest (last seen in this thread HERE (http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=80329.msg676486#msg676486)), but it just took up too much room on my bench, so I went to something closer to what we do at work;


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5070/5594964656_7f4e38c2ff.jpg) (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5070/5594964656_f07417597c_o.jpg)

Which is a tool board along the back edge of the bench.  It took me a while to figure out how to do that and still have my organizer drawers, but in the end it all worked out!  The monitor isn't hooked up to anything yet, but I frequently watch movies or Ted Talks or the like when I'm work on stuff, so I'm just going to hook it up to a dead simple computer I have laying around right now (just need to put that new power supply in it!), and I'll be laughing.

Here is the overview:


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5594378287_38d8d9ebd8.jpg) (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5594378287_8e8debb992_o.jpg)


click on the pics for monster versions

(The bike wheels are just because i needed to get rid of my winter tires, now that most of the snow has melted and our overnight temps are in the 40-50 degree range.  They normally don't live here.)


Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Hides-His-Eyes on April 06, 2011, 06:51:24 AM
Mark, that 'scope is going to murder you in the face. Midsomer murders style.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tubelectron on May 05, 2011, 06:55:34 PM
Hi All,

I finally take the time to take some not-too-messy partial pics of my tube-based basement workbench :

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/223562IMG7933.jpg)

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/376594IMG7936.jpg)

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/206832IMG7944.jpg)

A+!

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: NPrescott on May 05, 2011, 07:48:01 PM
That is an impressive collection Bruno. How long did that take you to amass?

And what is the large green rack piece in the first picture (top-left)?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: mistahead on May 05, 2011, 08:09:15 PM
Gah - these pictures fill me with envy and conflict...

I have a perfectly good garage with workbench sitting in it, but it is downstairs with no internal access and we're now entering Melbourne winter - ok so its not Greenland but it gets cold!

Instead I'm driving the wife nuts with stacks of toolboxes and component boxes in the laundry (and filling an old dresser that I was meant to put in the garage also there) and just use the kitchen counters and temporary workstations... and my PC desk as a temporary workstations... and the coffee table... basically any flat surface I can run an extension cord to  8)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tubelectron on May 06, 2011, 04:17:51 AM
Hi & thanks !

Amassing would be the correct term since I started as a teenager circa 1975. Many of these instrument were bought cheap in surplus or gracefully given to me "to get rid of the obsolete and save space"...

Let's do a quick inventory of the visible :

Picture 1 :
Top left : tube audio generator (green and big), tube signal-tracer (DIY)
Mid left : scope under audio generator, CD player under FM stereo generator.
Low left : tube scope, signal generator AM/FM, tube signal generator.
On table : Ampeg SVT under test with BiasTest amp analyser (DIY) and Fluke DMMs.
center mid : 2 tube-regulated HV PSU (DIY), Grundig AM/FM tube receiver.

Picture 2 and 3 :
Impedance bridges, audio generators, transistors and tube testers, Variac...

I have some useful advantages : there's an access to the outside for loading / unloading big and/or heavy gear (see below), and it is a dedicated local, just for me.

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/239773IMG7349.jpg)

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/310145IMG7155.jpg)

Nonetheless there is some drawbacks : I lack space for storage of amps awaiting service, the workbench table is too small, I live with the boiler so it means that in summer I am in a sauna.

A+!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on May 06, 2011, 05:45:29 AM
@bruno...and the prize for the most tidy diyer goes too......... drumroll...................'bruno' :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on May 06, 2011, 07:55:24 AM
I've improved my workspace from this:

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Random/working_space_clean.jpg)

To this:

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Random/workspace.jpg)

Considering the (low density fiberboard that sheds fibers as soon as you get near it) back of noticeboard I used to use as working surface, the new antistatic mat on top of hardwood floor boards surface is heaven.  ;D

The new storage unit helps too, just got to print some labels so I won't have to open five or six drawers each time I need something  :icon_confused:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on May 06, 2011, 08:04:02 AM
@bruno...and the prize for the most tidy diyer goes too......... drumroll...................'bruno' :icon_mrgreen:

erm...and perrow...(you'll have to share it..) :P



Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on May 06, 2011, 09:56:19 AM
@bruno...and the prize for the most tidy diyer goes too......... drumroll...................'bruno' :icon_mrgreen:

erm...and perrow...(you'll have to share it..) :P


That's a picture taken minutes after having rebuilt my workspace, it's most definitely not as tidy today. I still haven't solved where I'll keep my tools, so they reside on a low bench just below the lower right corner of that image where normally, hadn't my brother borrowed it, my amp lives.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tubelectron on May 06, 2011, 04:03:10 PM
Thanks Rob "deadastronaut" ! This is not so tidy everyday - especially when I'm working on pedals - but for tube amp, you need space and order, due to the size and high voltages.

Perrow - your workbench is well lighted and clear, that's appreciable for guys like me with a declining sight (it led me to think that I could do better on mine)... It is also perfect for pedal building, but you probably would lack space for tube amps chassis, if you were concerned, of course.

A+!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Skruffyhound on May 06, 2011, 06:07:58 PM
Beautiful gear Bruno, I bet most of it works too!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on May 06, 2011, 06:42:37 PM
Perrow - your workbench is well lighted and clear, that's appreciable for guys like me with a declining sight (it led me to think that I could do better on mine)... It is also perfect for pedal building, but you probably would lack space for tube amps chassis, if you were concerned, of course.

A+!

Thanks, yeah it is well lit, even if the image exaggerates it a bit. Sadly the rest of the room is poorly lit, so every time something slips down onto the floor there's strong language and rearranging of lamps. The free floor space is also limited (clean up planned but not scheduled). Here's an image that kind of shows that:

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Random/mid_mayhem.jpg)

It's in the middle of my rebuild, but the floorspace is as you can (almost) see limited.

As for tube amps, thats in progress. All parts are in the drawers or on the shelf above the workspace. Had to double check the image to see if some parts were visible. It'll be a Superfly, but that's both tubes, high voltage and most of all appropriate size enclosure needed  ;D

I guess all tube amps I'll build in that workshop will be of the smaller kind, but I think mostly I'll stick to stompboxes.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tubelectron on May 07, 2011, 04:09:19 AM
Quote
so every time something slips down onto the floor there's strong language and rearranging of lamps

Ha ! Yes, well said, Perrow : that's exactly the same for me ! And sometimes it takes me hours to retreive it - that's when I understand that clearing and clean-up of the local becomes compulsory...

I made a search about the Superfly Amp and found DougH and frequencycentral's threads, as I did not remember what it was. If I wanted to build it "like a big one" (that is to say with a speaker), I would use an Orange Micro-Crush cabinet, for example...

Just a bit bigger is my (again and again and again) VOX AC3 Top Boost as pictured below :

(http://img10.hostingpics.net/pics/303590IMG_3367.jpg)
(http://img10.hostingpics.net/pics/939517IMG_3369.jpg)
(http://img10.hostingpics.net/pics/148604IMG_3296.jpg)
(http://img10.hostingpics.net/pics/557420IMG_3485.jpg)
(http://img10.hostingpics.net/pics/668609VOX_AC3_Top_Boost_Schematic.jpg)

Beautiful gear Bruno, I bet most of it works too!

Yes, Skruffyhound. All of these test instruments works, are calibrated and ready to operate. I personnally feel it mandatory when building, servicing and repairing (almost) tube amps..

A+!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: terminalgs on May 19, 2011, 03:48:42 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/q2zII.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: olivero1 on May 19, 2011, 06:43:26 PM
Moved into my new (old) workbench. Yes I cleaned up before I took the picture  :-[
Just finished the makeshift monitor stand on the extreme left of the bench. It freed up space for my books!
Now I just need to get the light fixture Installed so I can stop using a worklight :icon_lol:

(http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/6591/img0285iy.jpg)
By olivero1 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/olivero1) at 2011-05-19
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: arawn on May 20, 2011, 02:05:06 AM
well here is most of mine. I'd give you more but i'm too lazy to take the pictures  :icon_redface: :icon_redface:
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa266/arawngwydion/05202011122.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: terminalgs on May 20, 2011, 11:13:09 AM
I finally take the time to take some not-too-messy partial pics of my tube-based basement workbench :


is that  telefunken? or a normende?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tubelectron on May 20, 2011, 11:36:46 AM
Hi terminalgs,

If you speak about the AM/FM receiver, it's a 1957 BLAUPUNKT "Milano" model.

What are those 2 instruments I see over your workbench, in the rack, looking like "vintage blue nixies" DMM ?

A+!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: terminalgs on May 20, 2011, 01:22:15 PM
Hi terminalgs,

If you speak about the AM/FM receiver, it's a 1957 BLAUPUNKT "Milano" model.

What are those 2 instruments I see over your workbench, in the rack, looking like "vintage blue nixies" DMM ?

A+!

ah, cool.  I love those 50's German radios,, the speakers sounds so nice.  I've got a Nordmende "Fidelio 58" that is similar.


those two DMMs are Simpson 460's.  The digital displays are VFD tubes.  The Simpson's are sort of big and cumbersome
as portable units, but they are good bench DMMs.  The are also rugged.  I have a bad habit of forgetting that a DMM is on
ohm  setting when I put the leads across high voltage to measure VDC.   I've zonked a few DMMS doing that,  but
these 460's seem to  take it.  They are also cheap..  I think they were the first DMMs simpson made.

use to have a nice Simpson 260, but I zonked it that way.     Now i use those 460's  and VC99 digital multimeter  (fluke knock off
with capacitance, npn/pnp tester, and a 1000C temp probe).  and that Tektronics 465, of course.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tubelectron on May 20, 2011, 04:08:17 PM
Ah, yes ! Those old testing instruments are true workhorses... And abuse-resistant !

I also see that you have a similar "tube project chassis" as mine, but horizontal, wider, and probably with more features (and maybe a little onboard LV/HV supply).
Here's mine - but I should improve it...

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/729822IMG3855.jpg)

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/457980IMG3857.jpg)

A+!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: terminalgs on May 20, 2011, 04:28:35 PM
Ah, yes ! Those old testing instruments are true workhorses... And abuse-resistant !

I also see that you have a similar "tube project chassis" as mine, but horizontal, wider, and probably with more features (and maybe a little onboard LV/HV supply).
Here's mine - but I should improve it...

Ah,, I see your project chassis has some good features,, things my lacks...   I just do pre-amp stuff with it,,  so my HT supply is a small 120V/240V transformer with filter caps mounted underneath, since the picture,  I isolated the HT tranny so I can use a variac to drop it down from 200v or 150v or whatever..,  thats the green indicator light on top,, the indicator light on bottom is for the 120v:6.3v filament transformer.     one of my best additions to that is that momentary toggle in the upper left that dumps HT to ground after I turn it off.

i like olivero1's wall that he can write on...

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: arawn on May 20, 2011, 06:12:31 PM
chalkboard paint available at any home improvement store and in any color you want!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tubelectron on May 21, 2011, 06:58:02 AM
Well, yes, that's a good idea, as at least it offers you the advantage of pinning upon the wall your infos & schematics, right in front of you.
Even if do not have the required surface, it reminds me that I should use a steel flat bar and magnets to do it...

A+!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: robmdall on May 24, 2011, 12:04:25 PM
Gabriel, I have been intrigued with this project since you posted it. Im not ready to build something similar, yet maybe smaller. Can you share some details? I am only assuming that the depth from LED to glass is important? As is the LED viewing angle and mcd? I believe the LEDS need to be between 380nm and 400nm?

Thanks in advance for any light :D you can shed on this.

bob

I decided I wasn't happy with my PnP Blue circuit boards (no surprise, given my personality), but I didn't want to pay for the MG Chemicals UV light - so I made my own!  It cost about $20 in LEDs from China, and all the wood used is scrap from around the shop.  The glass was maybe $3.  So, I believe that I saved money - as long as you don't count my time!  If you count the time I spent, this thing cost me about $1000!

{click pics for bigger versions}

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4825361961_76b8411c19.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4825361961_a099e101df_o.jpg)


It works REALLY well.  Even with my first couple, where I didn't really know what I was doing, they've come out at least as good as the best I could do with the PnP Blue toner transfer method.  Its also MUCH faster!  I'm liking this system a lot.


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4825972166_563ab9d41e.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4825972166_b405a8f6de_o.jpg)

The business end.  

It uses 200 UV LEDs, in 40 strings of 5.  The 18V power supply came from someone's lap top (I've no idea whose), and at 2.23A is WAY more than I need.  The LEDs draw about 20mA each, and the 40 resistors are drawing less than 19mA each, so the total rig draws about 800mA.  I briefly thought about just using power direct from the wall, and using the LEDs as the rectifier with maybe a couple caps to reduce the ripple, but I decided that wouldn't be the safest option in the world!


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4825973176_f438ac63af.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4825973176_faafe59a5b_o.jpg)


200 LEDs and 40 27ohm resistors, joined with a couple different Western Union Linesman splices.  Why?  Because sometimes I get to be a bit obsessive.

Can you say, WAY more work than it was worth?  I thought you could.

Wiring the LEDs took me about a month (though I took a couple weeks off in the middle, though), and the case for it took me about 15-20 minutes (not counting buying the glass; that was another 10 minutes - I really like having a great hardware store half a block from my shop!

It takes about two minutes to expose the board, about 30-45 seconds to develop it - maybe a minute - and you are ready to go.  Totally cool!  Mind you, if I were to do it again, I would use PnP to make 4 or so circuit boards for the LEDs, instead of making all those linesman splices!  I'm pretty sure it will work forever, though, so I'm not overly bothered by it - now that its done!

By the way, I designed the LED array using THIS SITE (http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz).


Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on May 24, 2011, 03:25:50 PM
Gabriel, I have been intrigued with this project since you posted it. Im not ready to build something similar, yet maybe smaller. Can you share some details? I am only assuming that the depth from LED to glass is important? As is the LED viewing angle and mcd? I believe the LEDS need to be between 380nm and 400nm?

Thanks in advance for any light :D you can shed on this.

bob




Well, I did calculate the angle and the spacing so they would all over lap at the depth from the glass, but other than that I wasn't too worried.  I used to be a video lighting guy, so that is kind of second nature to me.  Yes, the wavelength needs to be in the appropriate range for the board you are using, but honestly now that I've finished it, I just use it. 

As for advice - buy some extra LEDs, as you will probably have a few failures.  (When I ordered my lot of 200, I got 204.  I wish I had ordered another 20 or so, just so I would have spares for the future.)  DON'T try to wire it by hand the way I did.  It takes too long, and at that point you may as well buy one of the UV florescent fixtures that Mouser sells.  Damn thing took me 60 hours or something.  Well, 20-30, at any rate.  On the other hand, it works, and it works really, really well.  I can usually get away with developing after only a minute or so, but it goes a lot faster if I leave it for 4-5.  Oh, and always double up your transparency film - one layer of toner doesn't seem to be opaque enough.


Gabriel

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: darron on June 17, 2011, 09:27:39 PM
i took a photo while it's a bloody mess! thought it was funny (:


(http://www.dazatronyx.com/forums_etc/messy-office.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: markeebee on June 18, 2011, 05:59:58 AM
Very, very nice, Darron.

Can't beat a bit of Stussy.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: darron on June 18, 2011, 06:06:50 AM
Very, very nice, Darron.

Can't beat a bit of Stussy.

that's the only authentic way to achieve the pretty boy look these days. haha. that's not me, it's shaun klinger!

will take some proper shots one day showing off all of my gear and memorabilia!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: kupfer_m on June 23, 2011, 01:12:01 AM
Here's my bench...
Taking a nap after all that playing with wires and resistors!

(http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/ab282/kupfer_m/Various/kato_rust_small.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on June 23, 2011, 06:56:10 AM
^awwww...they do love to get involved...even if its just sleeping on ya stuff...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: markeebee on June 23, 2011, 11:43:25 AM
^^
Those modular things look very interesting.   Must've been a bugger to build, what with you only having four toes on each paw.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Ben N on June 23, 2011, 12:00:44 PM
True that, Mark. If there is anything more important to this hobby than a soldering iron and a DMM, it would have to be opposable thumbs.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: kupfer_m on June 23, 2011, 02:55:54 PM
^^
Those modular things look very interesting.   Must've been a bugger to build, what with you only having four toes on each paw.

That's when I come in with my thumbs!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: cloudscapes on June 24, 2011, 07:36:22 PM
(http://nearworlds.org/stuff/speed_paint.gif)

 :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: arawn on June 24, 2011, 09:39:32 PM
what kind of paint is that and do you thin it first?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on June 24, 2011, 09:55:27 PM
Etienne!  :D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: cloudscapes on June 25, 2011, 08:59:41 AM
what kind of paint is that and do you thin it first?


acrylic
(http://www.deltaart.ca/images/delta_art/12/thumbnails/12AMERICanaA_Medium.jpg)

I prefer acrylic because it's easier to clean up and is less toxic than oil. it's also more brittle, though, but I've got that covered by coating the whole thing with hard epoxy afterwards. I don't know which acrylic is the best but this brand can be found cheaply 5 minutes from home in a huge range of colors (>100), so....

thinning with water, usually yes. if I'm doing the base coat, 2 parts paint 1 part water. if I'm splashing it iwth the toothbrush, it's usually a bit thinner. if I'm painting details like art or words, a bit thicker.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: arawn on June 25, 2011, 10:17:56 AM
Awesome
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: cloudscapes on June 28, 2011, 07:54:03 PM
I've been meaning to do a youtube tutorial on how I paint, decal and coat my boxes. many many people have asked.

that's where the gif clip comes from.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: kungpow79 on June 28, 2011, 09:55:43 PM
(http://nearworlds.org/stuff/speed_paint.gif)

 :icon_biggrin:

How do you attach the enclosure to that little platform?  What is it?  A tin can? ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on June 29, 2011, 08:15:39 AM
(http://nearworlds.org/stuff/speed_paint.gif)

 :icon_biggrin:

How do you attach the enclosure to that little platform?  What is it?  A tin can? ;D

I'd say it's a plastic cup on a piece of cardboard.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: cloudscapes on June 29, 2011, 12:45:26 PM
that it is! a plastic cup hot glued to carboard. I just stick the box to it with a bit of looped tape.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3553/5822888764_4ef414a2e7_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tiges_ tendres on July 06, 2011, 01:17:52 PM
It might be time for me to have a little bit of a tidy:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/tenderstems/Workbench.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: glops on July 07, 2011, 04:08:23 PM
Here's my workspace in La.
(http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=45652&g2_serialNumber=1)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: chip46 on July 10, 2011, 02:15:51 AM
that it is! a plastic cup hot glued to carboard. I just stick the box to it with a bit of looped tape.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3553/5822888764_4ef414a2e7_b.jpg)

Where did you get your drill press, and/or what brand/model is it?

Also, same question, but about the drawer orgainzers. Thanks!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: cloudscapes on July 12, 2011, 07:39:44 AM
Where did you get your drill press, and/or what brand/model is it?

Also, same question, but about the drawer orgainzers. Thanks!

canadian tire is the answer for both of them. local hardware store. drill press is a jobmate. I dont really care about brands though. I just got the cheapest one there was at $50. still working fine after 3 years (as it should). any decent sized hardware store or chain should have all of this.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: chip46 on July 12, 2011, 05:45:19 PM
I don't carry about brands either, just wanted to know who made it so I could compare prices.

I just ordered some more drawer orgainzers but I like the larger drawers on the bottom like yours have. Couldn't find any like that when I was looking. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on July 12, 2011, 07:48:30 PM
@bruno...and the prize for the most tidy diyer goes too......... drumroll...................'bruno' :icon_mrgreen:

erm...and perrow...(you'll have to share it..) :P

No sharing needed, this is a picture from today

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Random/IMAG0416.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: terminalgs on August 02, 2011, 12:14:21 PM
Ah, yes ! Those old testing instruments are true workhorses... And abuse-resistant !

I also see that you have a similar "tube project chassis" as mine, but horizontal, wider, and probably with more features (and maybe a little onboard LV/HV supply).
Here's mine - but I should improve it...

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/729822IMG3855.jpg)

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/457980IMG3857.jpg)

A+!

My tube project chassis has been somewhat replaced with this, although this is more
of a tube tester than a project box.  with it, I can still model different circuits  with
any kind of twin triode noval or octal...

(http://i.imgur.com/vD5pu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/x0ZbI.jpg)


Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: frequencycentral on October 22, 2011, 12:10:54 PM
Just got this, 6" belt sander, nicknamed 'Dust Devil' - sanding enclosures is now quick and painless:

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/967492/Tools/sander.jpg)

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Skruffyhound on October 22, 2011, 12:28:30 PM
Make sure you get some kind of dust extraction on that Rick, you don't want shiny boxes and a dull mind.
Looks great, congratulations. Is it in the garden shed?

N.B.Just an old hoover should do the trick if you can find one with the right filters.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: frequencycentral on October 22, 2011, 12:54:41 PM
Make sure you get some kind of dust extraction on that Rick, you don't want shiny boxes and a dull mind.
Looks great, congratulations. Is it in the garden shed?

N.B.Just an old hoover should do the trick if you can find one with the right filters.

Extraction coming up! Of course I'm wearing a (halloween) mask. No it's not the garden shed, it's frequencycentral international headquarters fabrication annex.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on October 22, 2011, 05:44:27 PM
Our belt/disc sander is easily the most used tool in our shop.  It probably sees more use than all the other stationary power tools put together. 


Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tubelectron on October 22, 2011, 06:39:51 PM
Quote
My tube project chassis has been somewhat replaced with this, although this is more
of a tube tester than a project box.  with it, I can still model different circuits  with
any kind of twin triode noval or octal...

It seems to be a kind of simulator, right ? Interesting... Which type of circuit can you model on it ? I mean : is it only the classic common cathode amp (with pots in plate, grid, cathode, coupling caps, audio modulation to measure gain, etc...) or any other like a phase splitter or a tremolo oscillator ? Can you couple several stages (hence the multiple sockets) ?

A+!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: a soBer Newt on October 23, 2011, 03:03:53 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/x0ZbI.jpg)
[/quote]
I want a Tektronix 465
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: jazbo8 on October 27, 2011, 05:47:39 AM
Ah, yes ! Those old testing instruments are true workhorses... And abuse-resistant !

My tube project chassis has been somewhat replaced with this, although this is more
of a tube tester than a project box.  with it, I can still model different circuits  with
any kind of twin triode noval or octal...

(http://i.imgur.com/vD5pu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/x0ZbI.jpg)


Could you share the schematic for your tube tester/project box? It looks like a good project for this winter...

Jaz
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on October 27, 2011, 06:58:27 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/x0ZbI.jpg)

Could you share the schematic for your tube tester/project box? It looks like a good project for this winter...

Jaz


I'd say, cleaning up that workbench looks like a good project for this winter ;D  ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: jazbo8 on October 27, 2011, 08:59:29 PM
 ;D

Got clean bench, need new project...
Just completed an AX84 SEL guitar head (still needs a nicer chassis...)

Jaz

(http://jazzbo8.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/img_1072.jpg?w=490&h=367)

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DavenPaget on November 02, 2011, 03:00:39 PM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/a4snix.jpg)
Every single one of my parts is hiding below the table :icon_mrgreen:
Try to spot as many things as possible !
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: nexekho on November 02, 2011, 03:42:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/YQvJfl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/YQvJf.jpg)
I work here so it's technically a workbench.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Seven64 on November 21, 2011, 02:29:21 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Toomuchtherapy104/SAM_0156.jpg)


repairing a xbox dvd drive at the moment. 

project pedals are a boss ds1 in the front, and converting a morley wah into a kay tremolo in the back.  pile of shtuff in the middle.  cleaning soon.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on November 21, 2011, 04:07:47 AM
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Random/Kansas.png)

I guess you're still in Kansas  ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Seven64 on November 21, 2011, 01:47:57 PM
unfortunately :(
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DavenPaget on December 01, 2011, 05:17:17 AM
I just updated my bench  ;D The mess is starting soon  :icon_mrgreen:
(http://i39.tinypic.com/sowcxi.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: elenore19 on December 08, 2011, 06:45:10 PM
I just updated my bench  ;D The mess is starting soon  :icon_mrgreen:
(http://i39.tinypic.com/sowcxi.jpg)
What's behind your magnifier? DIY apple LED display? ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DavenPaget on December 08, 2011, 06:54:46 PM
LOL , no , just my fume extractor that i build myself using cardboard and duct tape .
That's a LED "module" i built like in excess of 5 pieces for replacement , this one was overvolted by those damn transformer warts .
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: greeny23 on December 09, 2011, 02:47:53 AM
my bench will be in here in a month :)

(http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/greendogs23/IMG_7245.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on December 09, 2011, 04:38:52 AM
^thats bigger than my flat.... :'(........ ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: greeny23 on December 09, 2011, 04:46:38 AM
^thats bigger than my flat.... :'(........ ;D

used to be this:

(http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/greendogs23/IMG_6702.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on December 09, 2011, 04:49:22 AM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(  thats just greedy.. ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: greeny23 on December 09, 2011, 06:07:59 AM
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(  thats just greedy.. ;)

i'm living in this..

(http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/greendogs23/IMG_7133.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on December 09, 2011, 06:14:37 AM
cool..... :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: a soBer Newt on December 09, 2011, 01:12:45 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6482746915_f39b707e46_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40439237@N05/6482746915/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6482746071_38a0610837_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40439237@N05/6482746071/)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: arawn on December 09, 2011, 02:06:02 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one with license plates on the wall
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Greenmachine on December 09, 2011, 04:29:14 PM
^thats bigger than my flat.... :'(........ ;D

Me too.  Getting a little greeny23 with envy.   :(
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DavenPaget on December 09, 2011, 05:21:33 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6482746915_f39b707e46_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40439237@N05/6482746915/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6482746071_38a0610837_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40439237@N05/6482746071/)
Eyy , you're on facebook man !
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: a soBer Newt on December 09, 2011, 05:40:50 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one with license plates on the wall
I believe that is from the Volvo I totaled
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: arawn on December 10, 2011, 05:17:35 AM
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(  thats just greedy.. ;)

i'm living in this..

(http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/greendogs23/IMG_7133.jpg)

It's like how many guitars are in this picture. every time I look at it I find another.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: greeny23 on December 10, 2011, 05:21:46 AM
now play spot the gibson marauder.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: fluoreszenz on December 10, 2011, 05:47:02 AM
now play spot the gibson marauder.

Is it hidden behind the LP headstock?


 ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: greeny23 on December 10, 2011, 05:56:17 AM
pretty sneaky huh.  :icon_biggrin:

i traded it away anyway, it wasn't the best guitar.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: elshiftos on December 18, 2011, 12:02:00 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/4840493331_614d57a9c3_z.jpg)
my chair is in between two desks and I swivel back and forth between the computer and the workbench
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4130/4841106758_e5b8cca25e_z.jpg)


Those tables look very similar to the one I recently picked up from Ikea.

Wery good walue at only 20 pounds in the UK! ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: greeny23 on December 18, 2011, 02:59:55 PM
i'm looking at something very similar, but the longer one with the curve at the end. are they sturdy?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: elshiftos on December 18, 2011, 05:35:59 PM
i'm looking at something very similar, but the longer one with the curve at the end. are they sturdy?

Not sure about the curved version, but this one (Vika Curry range) is suprisingly sturdy for what it is. It would easily accommodate a tube amp head.

The legs are sold individually and the particle board top could always be replaced, so it could be 'modded' to suit!

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: elenore19 on December 20, 2011, 01:34:26 AM
First time I've had my own pedal space that wasn't my living room.
Set up right next to my bedroom (behind the sheet) in the basement. My dad made the desk for me as an early christmas present. Made out of old doors. Love it. Thinking of spraying the top with some sort of enamel, but I'm worried about fumes and lack of ventilation in the basement.
Taken with macbook camera unfortunately.

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n164/elenore19/Photoon2011-12-20at0020.jpg)
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n164/elenore19/Photoon2011-12-20at00212.jpg)

I forgot to flip this picture in photo booth. So it's backwards...Still gets the point across though.
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n164/elenore19/Photoon2011-12-20at00232.jpg)


Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DavenPaget on December 21, 2011, 07:44:52 AM
(http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr283/DarkShadower/331640_221676307908234_100001976008041_505444_959141478_o.jpg)
My new workbench . Yes . I'm loving my 21$ SMD rework station .
And , i am having problems with my dremel 300 copy , it's chuck , there's no documentation anywhere that says where the collet can be removed / chuck adjusted , i've tried with the wrench , and it doesn't !
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: earthtonesaudio on December 21, 2011, 09:05:38 AM
I don't remember offhand what model my Dremel is, but it has a little button near the business end, you press and hold the button to lock the shaft into place, which then allows you to get a wrench on the part of the shaft that releases the collet/chuck/whatever.  Hope you can get that figured out.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DavenPaget on December 21, 2011, 09:13:45 AM
I don't remember offhand what model my Dremel is, but it has a little button near the business end, you press and hold the button to lock the shaft into place, which then allows you to get a wrench on the part of the shaft that releases the collet/chuck/whatever.  Hope you can get that figured out.
I tried it , pressing it while turning clockwise/anti-clockwise , the collet doesn't loosen :(
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on December 21, 2011, 09:16:09 AM
Sharing a make/model number/series might help others to solve the problem with you  ;)

Perhaps a link to the manufacturer
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DavenPaget on December 21, 2011, 09:46:55 AM
Sharing a make/model number/series might help others to solve the problem with you  ;)

Perhaps a link to the manufacturer
*coughcough*  I bought this when i was in china so you expect , no website , even googling offers no clarity on it .
But all i know is that it has "Collect chuck diameter 3mm" .
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: petey twofinger on December 22, 2011, 09:02:31 AM
this is a  treat . i think am going to post up , i really am new to this ,(bread board only) but i just set up an area and i want to share . its really lame compared to most of these . hats off on all the hard work / organization . BUT , now i want a drill press , tool organizer , spools of color-y wire  , scopes , signal generators , lighted magnifier , and a CAT .

i did make some orders , enough to do 10 pedals , it has been VERY moving so slow . waiting on futurelec , re-ordering , major distractions / responsibilities popped up  . now the holidays , soon . when i was 17 i actually PRE-ordered the craig anderton "projects" book before it first came out , i also subscribed to Polyphony then EM . i did the do the gemini amp in 85 (?)  , then the ring mod in 92 , but have never done my "own" pedal . .... i REALLY am ready to go !

thanks so much for all the work , and sharing of hard earned info . THIS is what the net is all about , a shining example of co-operation , a testament to the good side of the human spirit , you should feel very proud of yourselves ( and your workspaces ) !

happy holidays , Pt2 .
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DavenPaget on December 22, 2011, 12:34:21 PM
I don't remember offhand what model my Dremel is, but it has a little button near the business end, you press and hold the button to lock the shaft into place, which then allows you to get a wrench on the part of the shaft that releases the collet/chuck/whatever.  Hope you can get that figured out.
UPDATE : anyway , thanks for your concern and "help" .
I figured out to look at what happened to the shaft lock , it got damaged .
So no wonder i couldn't lock it in place and turn counter clockwise .
So i decided i let a spanner lock the shaft in place and turn counter clockwise and finally the nut came out !  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: petey twofinger on December 22, 2011, 05:12:58 PM
"fuzzlab"

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/6171/34393587.jpg)

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/2/90263709.jpg)

home made power supply / mini grinder / powers 5 different hand tools , and a dustbuster , 14.5 volts .

(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/5050/64336397.jpg)

the blurry led thing on the right , thats the echo box , hacked out of a barbie guitar and modified . the mp3 goes to a sub , some "mains" 2 dolby surround channel speakers , then there is a speaker on the top for the echo . the bell above it , well i ring that when i finish a project , the vanilla colored button sets off a buzzer in the kitchen (beer butler) , below that is a hack volume for the sub .

(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/9660/62934228.jpg)

on the top lef is a hacked pc power supply , for getting power , 12 bipolar , 5 bipolar ... gonna hook up some 2.1 mill jacks with voltage regulators for 9 , and 3 maybe . its an odd one , from an arcade so its got a master control , it goes from 10 - 12 , 4 - 6 . i got a cleen air thingy from good will as my de-fumer , but i run a fan so ...

(http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/1961/25175028.jpg)

dolby unit for the surround channels sits on top . my good luck demon , he fights reverse polarity .

(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/9838/62304363.jpg)

red alert , got these led tail lamps , i just couldn't throw em out !

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/5277/38949290.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: birt on December 25, 2011, 04:34:40 AM
haha, cool stuff!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: greeny23 on December 29, 2011, 03:24:51 AM
(http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/greendogs23/IMG_7384.jpg)

(http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/greendogs23/IMG_7385.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on December 29, 2011, 07:17:19 AM
(http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/greendogs23/IMG_7385.jpg)

Looks like you are getting LOW on enclosures.... time to make an order  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: pedalgrinder on December 29, 2011, 09:53:48 AM
these pages have made me feel so much better. I thought i was the only one who couldn't remember what there bench looked like after a while. It was one of the most enjoyable views i've had for a while great work everyone i love all of your bench's thats great. Thats what makes these communitys so good. we all understand!!!!!!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on December 30, 2011, 07:03:01 AM
@greeny:  are you naturally tidy, or is it ocd?... :D ;)

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: ~arph on December 30, 2011, 11:10:00 AM
I envy those workspaces..

I was in a nice spacey room until about two months ago.. now I'm in the shed and too busy to build/develop anything.. I'm redecorating like crazy to be ready by february when my first child will be born.. biggest.project.ever  ;D
I will be getting more diy time soon as I will start working less hours starting january.. whoohoooo!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on December 30, 2011, 11:39:52 AM
congratulations arnoud!.. ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: greeny23 on December 30, 2011, 10:08:47 PM
@greeny:  are you naturally tidy, or is it ocd?... :D ;)



i'm fairly neat, but i only just set this workshop up then took the photo, no time to mess!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Skruffyhound on December 31, 2011, 05:42:31 AM
Yeah good luck with that Arnoud.
We'll see you sometime after summer, you are going to be busy (and tired, but happy).
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: ~arph on January 01, 2012, 11:35:02 AM
Thanks!

I do hope to squeeze in some diy time during the naps on my day off..
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Galego on January 02, 2012, 03:24:32 AM
(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/8519/001gqf.jpg)

My very modest workbench...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DavenPaget on January 02, 2012, 05:14:43 AM
(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/8519/001gqf.jpg)

My very modest workbench...
Mine's not modest at all ... but has very little storage needs ... because my stuff hasn't arrived  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Mac Walker on January 02, 2012, 04:48:49 PM
Walker Heavy Industries, Man Cave Edition -

R&D

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7014/6622492259_fd96d88860_b.jpg)

Assembly

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6622430807_f5fee9547c_b.jpg)

Test

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7175/6622462113_4b8f77bbd2_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on January 02, 2012, 07:40:58 PM
Cool looking stuff there Mac!
What are the les paul ish guitars on the left?
Is that oak, maple ?? you have stickered and drying there?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: birt on January 03, 2012, 04:58:05 AM
that LP on the left looks great, and the tele too.

what amp is under the 2 marshall heads? and what kind of marshall do you have on that big stack at the right? bass amp?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Ronan on January 03, 2012, 06:19:41 AM
There is something resembling a very short scale steel guitar in the top pic, except its made of wood, and has no nut. Is it some kind of pickup test-bed?

I really hope this is not a silly question, because I've already used up my silly question quota for this month.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on January 03, 2012, 09:10:23 AM
The head on the bottom left is a Carvin I think. All the guitars looks nice actually.
The Mustang looks nice as well as that Ampeg and Tele...
Can we see the guitar barely at the right?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: alparent on January 03, 2012, 09:29:39 AM
I was going to comment on how neet and orderly everything is!
(http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/greendogs23/IMG_7384.jpg)

(http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/greendogs23/IMG_7385.jpg)



But I went back a couple of posts
(http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/greendogs23/IMG_7133.jpg)

and I can see your just like the rest a us!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Mac Walker on January 03, 2012, 07:08:04 PM
What are the les paul ish guitars on the left?
Is that oak, maple ?? you have stickered and drying there?


Those are some baritone guitars I made a few years ago.  The three LP's and the Tele, 30" baritones.  Didn't make the Mustang or the Dan Armstrong guitar....  Check my Flickr account for more pics....
Yeah, that's slab maple, I refer to it as retirement wood.  Got a nice stash of mahogany as well, saving it for later...

what amp is under the 2 marshall heads? and what kind of marshall do you have on that big stack at the right? bass amp?

Yeah, that's a Carvin, with the nameplate removed.  First tube amp I bought, back in '86.  The Marshall is a solid state, MG100HDFX.

There is something resembling a very short scale steel guitar in the top pic, except its made of wood, and has no nut. Is it some kind of pickup test-bed?

It was more of a "what can I do with this leftover pickup from the 1980's" kind of project.  Electric Zither, I guess...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6622839201_e9848e4694_b.jpg)

Can we see the guitar barely at the right?

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6631067407_836e2296c0_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: a soBer Newt on January 03, 2012, 08:53:31 PM
What are the les paul ish guitars on the left?
Is that oak, maple ?? you have stickered and drying there?


Those are some baritone guitars I made a few years ago.  The three LP's and the Tele, 30" baritones.  Didn't make the Mustang or the Dan Armstrong guitar....  Check my Flickr account for more pics....

Where did you get the tele neck?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on January 03, 2012, 10:13:01 PM
WOw, nice work there Mac!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/6631107513_b77cef6349_b.jpg)


Love that fretboard and body wood.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6631082107_48ea9171ff_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DavenPaget on January 04, 2012, 02:17:51 AM
John , your raw wood guitar is simply awesome  :icon_mrgreen:
I wonder how they always seem to flatten the guitars wood making it look non-wood-ish ...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on January 04, 2012, 10:48:13 AM
Those are Mac's guitars.  :D

But, to fill in the grain you use a "grain filler" or wet sand the finish (while finish is still wet)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DavenPaget on January 04, 2012, 10:54:11 AM
Those are Mac's guitars.  :D

But, to fill in the grain you use a "grain filler" or wet sand the finish (while finish is still wet)
Oh .  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on January 04, 2012, 03:33:37 PM
Those are Mac's guitars.  :D

But, to fill in the grain you use a "grain filler" or wet sand the finish (while finish is still wet)

Well, no, not exactly.  We use pour filler, to be sure, but wet sanding is not to do with pour filling, and is done when the finish is a dry as you can get it, given time restrictions.  Inter-coat sanding can, and even should, be done dry (though using a sandpaper that has a lubricant in the grit), and that is the part where you can fill the grain somewhat.  By the time you are wet sanding, though, you need to have the finish dead flat already.  It is called wet sanding, by the way, because you are lubricating the surface with soapy water, which keeps the sandpaper from loading too quickly and (among other issues) causing large scratches that you can't get rid of - the water also helps to carry away the dross from sanding. 

As for why we finish guitars with flat glossy finishes, basically because we could never sell a guitar if we didn't.  The guitar buying public, by and large, expects it, and you have to provide your market with what they want.  Believe me, it isn't because we enjoy it - it's a giant PITA.  Bob Taylor once said, "I'd like to find the guy who decided guitars should be shinny so I can dig him up and kill him again!"


Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: greeny23 on January 04, 2012, 07:35:33 PM
updated:

(http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/greendogs23/IMG_7417.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on January 04, 2012, 08:18:05 PM
Quote
Well, no, not exactly.  We use pour filler, to be sure, but wet sanding is not to do with pour filling, and is done when the finish is a dry as you can get it, given time restrictions.  Inter-coat sanding can, and even should, be done dry (though using a sandpaper that has a lubricant in the grit), and that is the part where you can fill the grain somewhat.  By the time you are wet sanding, though, you need to have the finish dead flat already.  It is called wet sanding, by the way, because you are lubricating the surface with soapy water, which keeps the sandpaper from loading too quickly and (among other issues) causing large scratches that you can't get rid of - the water also helps to carry away the dross from sanding.

Just a different technique. By wet sanding I mean sanding wet oil/sprit/poly into the wood.
Filling the grain and pores with the slurry and then wiping back. Many coats lighter grits as you go.
Here's what my attempts look like.

(http://www.basicaudio.net/images/gallery/amps/Makore-Pine-Combo_02.jpg)

(http://www.basicaudio.net/images/gallery/full/Bubinga-distortionwahfilter1314234167.jpg)

http://www.basicaudio.net/amplifiers.php (http://www.basicaudio.net/amplifiers.php)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Mac Walker on January 04, 2012, 08:53:24 PM
Where did you get the tele neck?

All of these were scratch builds, stewmac.com has a fret scale calculator I used to determine fret positions....

As for why we finish guitars with flat glossy finishes, basically because we could never sell a guitar if we didn't.

PRS came out a few years ago with some flat black, open grained, satin finishes, which was the inspiration for the black guitar.  I personally love the look of open grained, painted finishes....

Thanks for all the positive comments, I hope to get back into building guitars in the near future.....
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on January 05, 2012, 12:44:09 AM
Just a different technique. By wet sanding I mean sanding wet oil/sprit/poly into the wood.
Filling the grain and pores with the slurry and then wiping back. Many coats lighter grits as you go.
Here's what my attempts look like.


Well, that is not wet sanding, to be sure.  It also is not how guitars are traditionally finished (Nitrocellulose lacquer, sprayed, wet sanded, and polished).  It sounds more like a cross between varnish and french polishing.


Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluetubes on February 10, 2012, 11:59:32 AM
My Humble mess   :)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/Bluetubes/diy/WorkArea3.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DavenPaget on February 10, 2012, 01:25:26 PM
From these :
(http://i41.tinypic.com/a4snix.jpg)
(http://i39.tinypic.com/sowcxi.jpg)
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/419387_245513708857827_100001976008041_620011_426031846_n.jpg)
To this :
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/402028_253045528104645_100001976008041_706300_1000656617_n.jpg)
Full shot of my room NAO . ( Notice that small LP over there )
OK , the rework station's handle needs a new element therefore the missing metal part .
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: darron on March 04, 2012, 12:37:20 AM
thought i'd better take a shot while it's not a dump.... you can see the bench!

(http://www.dazatronyx.com/forums_etc/office.jpg)


and a couple of dodgy panoramas:

(http://www.dazatronyx.com/forums_etc/office-panorama.jpg)

(http://www.dazatronyx.com/forums_etc/office-panorama2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on March 05, 2012, 09:15:25 AM
So we moved since I posted in this thread, this is my current setup:

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Random/Workspace-1.jpg)

Needs some work on organizing storage and something for the V-Amp so I can turn it on and off and use it without it occupying a third of the desk.

The guitar (lower left corner) would also benefit from a sixth string (the high E-string snapped while I tuned it a few days ago, but it makes sounds - at least when the dodgy switch decides to work - so it fills its purpose).

The greatest benefit from this new workspace is that it's about five meters from my front door, the old one was about two hundred meters away. So much easier to steal five minutes worth of soldering when it's close.

The greates problem with this setup is that I put the shelf above the "desk shelf" too low, so my multi bin storage thingie has to reside on the floor, though it does leave a little more space on the desk.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on March 05, 2012, 09:31:59 AM
^  :D

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DavenPaget on March 09, 2012, 02:54:19 PM
I bring out the stops with 4 multimeters now ... ( I just changed how the multimeters are placed now )
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/426812_271865466222651_100001976008041_930340_1797701818_n.jpg)

But yeah , i do SMD nowadays and have not been doing pedals anymore , that's why i'm a hiatus on here now already .
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: wavley on March 09, 2012, 03:54:49 PM
How I spent my day yesterday, pulling unpackaged HEMTs off a wafer.

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/423219_3263513182779_1115710661_33287547_1226616329_n.jpg)

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/421154_3263492862271_1115710661_33287533_1222125042_n.jpg)

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/422966_3263514822820_1115710661_33287549_280583541_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: artifus on March 09, 2012, 03:59:40 PM
Quote from: The Incredible Shrinking Man
I was continuing to shrink, to become... what? The infinitesimal? What was I? Still a human being? Or was I the man of the future? If there were other bursts of radiation, other clouds drifting across seas and continents, would other beings follow me into this vast new world? So close the infinitesimal and the infinite. But suddenly, I knew they were really the two ends of the same concept. The unbelievably small and the unbelievably vast eventually meet like the closing of a gigantic circle. I looked up, as if somehow I would grasp the heavens. The universe, worlds beyond number, God's silver tapestry spread across the night. And in that moment, I knew the answer to the riddle of the infinite. I had thought in terms of man's own limited dimension. I had presumed upon nature. That existence begins and ends in man's conception, not nature's. And I felt my body dwindling, melting, becoming nothing. My fears melted away. And in their place came acceptance. All this vast majesty of creation, it had to mean something. And then I meant something, too. Yes, smaller than the smallest, I meant something, too. To God, there is no zero. I still exist!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: darron on March 10, 2012, 11:51:34 PM
photo of my stock shelf:


(http://www.dazatronyx.com/forums_etc/stock.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Keppy on March 15, 2012, 12:12:53 AM
I tidied up, since I'm waiting on parts for all my current projects. My bench may never be this clean again!

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/KepFX/file-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: darron on March 15, 2012, 06:07:23 PM
benches in the last two photos look very similar :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Seven64 on March 19, 2012, 12:42:30 AM
I cleaned!  added the file cabinet, another pen holder so i can use one for tools, and yea.  feels great!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Toomuchtherapy104/SAM_0140.jpg)

**edit**

havent posted on here since i got rid of my radio shack iron for the hakko fx-888.  i am in love with it!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: chromesphere on April 05, 2012, 10:34:42 PM
I have two areas i do work, inside for soldering, building etc, and outside for drilling / painting / powder coating etc.  We recently updated our garage from the bombsite it was, to include a pretty good work area as well.  Doesnt have my soldering iron / components etc in the photo, i do that stuff inside, but thought you might find the garage update interesting.  Excuse my language, but i f!@#ing love it  ;D Unfortunately i dont have a photo of THE VERY BEGINNING.  It wasnt pretty.  Anyway heres a couple of photos of the update:

(http://www.chromesphere.com/x/pedal/workbench/garage1.jpg)

(http://www.chromesphere.com/x/pedal/workbench/garage2.jpg)

(http://www.chromesphere.com/x/pedal/workbench/garage3.jpg)

You can see the compressor, drill press, toaster oven on the bench, theres also a powder coating gun in the corner on the desk.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on April 11, 2012, 08:18:07 AM
^ :icon_eek:


my little corner looks even smaller now... :'( :'( :'( :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluebunny on April 11, 2012, 08:40:56 AM
my little corner looks even smaller now... :'( :'( :'( :icon_mrgreen:

You have a whole corner???  You just don't know when you're well off...   :icon_wink:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on April 11, 2012, 08:44:45 AM
 :'( :'( :'( :'(
just to compare... :'( :'( :'( :'(
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/P031210_14.32.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluebunny on April 11, 2012, 08:50:06 AM
:'( :'( :'( :'(
just to compare... :'( :'( :'( :'(
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/P031210_14.32.jpg)

Like I said, you have a *whole* corner...  ;)

But compact and bijou...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 11, 2012, 08:50:22 AM
:'( :'( :'( :'(
just to compare... :'( :'( :'( :'(
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/P031210_14.32.jpg)


Rob!!!!

Candle for ambiance??  ???  ::)  :P
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: chromesphere on April 11, 2012, 08:52:06 AM
Its not what you've got its what you do with it that counts  ;) I dont think I should use winky emoticon after a comment like that...

Nice corner, space well used.  Give me time too, i need to mess it up.  Always starts out neat :D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on April 11, 2012, 08:53:23 AM
@paul....very true!... :icon_mrgreen:

@gov lacky: ^ heroin and crack...... :D

only joking...it was xmas... ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: a soBer Newt on May 10, 2012, 11:14:44 PM
New bench at work (for me)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7083/7174417558_ae26b9296c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40439237@N05/7174417558/)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: kurtlives on May 11, 2012, 05:03:09 PM
Very nice! What do you do?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: a soBer Newt on May 11, 2012, 05:31:27 PM
Very nice! What do you do?

I work at Audio Engineering Associates, was in intern for about a year and recently got hired.  I do mic pre testing and setup.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: kurtlives on May 11, 2012, 05:58:10 PM
That sounds pretty awesome. Good luck with it!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: fretzburner on May 11, 2012, 07:02:34 PM
I cleaned!  added the file cabinet, another pen holder so i can use one for tools, and yea.  feels great!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Toomuchtherapy104/SAM_0140.jpg)

**edit**

havent posted on here since i got rid of my radio shack iron for the hakko fx-888.  i am in love with it!
Nice Pink Floyd wallpaper
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: frank_p on May 11, 2012, 07:25:18 PM
New bench at work (for me)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7083/7174417558_ae26b9296c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40439237@N05/7174417558/)

That look like a comfortable bench.  I should make profound shelves like that: mines are so miserable.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: kodiakklub on May 11, 2012, 10:08:18 PM
At work:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-WA-zIjrU-PA/T63ERooNvDI/AAAAAAAAAOc/qsbPg5agHk8/s800/2012-05-11_21-59-01_178.jpg)(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4LrzeNLJrko/T63EbhDUl_I/AAAAAAAAAOk/7RZ9qL3OwrE/s800/2012-04-25_22-00-10_21.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: kodiakklub on May 11, 2012, 10:11:06 PM
and at the studio/lab:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nU1qWwZprBc/T63ExX_HKcI/AAAAAAAAAOs/eTecXZ43nVk/s640/2011-12-22_15-57-59_375.jpg)(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MhEj38PGIdY/T63FMlyJbtI/AAAAAAAAAO0/m---RZ1r1FA/s640/2011-03-28_16-54-26_34.jpg)(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-F3Pm56iOKOE/T63FTZ7uGlI/AAAAAAAAAO8/EA_JaH6xDMA/s640/2011-03-28_16-54-14_956.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: NazzTazz on June 05, 2012, 01:35:58 PM
Mine !

Indoor: As you can see, I'm not a tidy guy. All my tools are stored tho, except the soldering iron which is heating most of the time (not to say always)

(http://www.ntz-fx.com/inf/tof/ws/Bureau_Bordel.jpg)

Components racks... All usual values sorted, one (or two) values per tray, especially for resistors, as I'm colorblind  :icon_confused:

(http://www.ntz-fx.com/inf/tof/ws/Composants.jpg)

Outoor: Workbench made from a crappy storage rack

(http://www.ntz-fx.com/inf/tof/ws/Perceuse_Colonne.jpg)

Unibits: 4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12 (metric) for most drilling jobs, and an additionnal 8-14-16-18-20-22-26-28-32-35 (metric too) for larger holes: Neutrik D-series XLR, 8-Poles Speakons...

(http://www.ntz-fx.com/inf/tof/ws/Forets_Etages.jpg)

Useful trick to rotate enclosures while you apply clear coat: Skateboard wheel + bearing, mount on a long screw.

(http://www.ntz-fx.com/inf/tof/ws/Roulette_Vernis.jpg)

A finished enclosure, still dryin:

(http://www.ntz-fx.com/inf/tof/ws/SuperDrive_Boitier.jpg)

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluebunny on June 06, 2012, 08:31:49 AM
The skateboard wheel idea is very smart!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Cyeos on June 17, 2012, 02:07:15 AM
Can't see much detail, I suppose, but here's mine a week or two ago! (The power tools are all elsewhere.)
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/2390/img0426pa.jpg)

And the pile-up of "current" pedals.
There is no known cure for this disease.

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1938/img0446yhy.jpg)
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/9561/img0444vc.jpg)

They are Jawari w/ buff 'n blend mods (on breadboard & w/ empty case,) Runoff Groove "Double D" and Red Llama clone, Anderton Treble Booster, Crash Sync, and the mighty Gristleizer (Gaussmarkov PCB.)
Also building a batch of stutter pedals!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: ~arph on June 17, 2012, 09:19:52 AM
Damn...  I WANT THAT WORKSPACE!!
Title: Re: Sv: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on June 17, 2012, 12:00:20 PM
Damn...  I WANT THAT WORKSPACE!!

+1, minus the tinfoil on the walls, I'm not that paranoid ;-)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on June 18, 2012, 03:21:29 AM
i love those 'half 1590b's :icon_cool:....nice space too you greedy sod!... ;D ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Ronan on July 11, 2012, 02:19:56 AM
From one extreme to the other... ;)

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa160/birdy81260/DSCF1007.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on July 11, 2012, 04:04:14 AM
^ dinner may be some time.... :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Slade on September 27, 2012, 03:43:02 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/67119_4743210097901_405402522_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: joegagan on September 28, 2012, 11:08:09 AM
lots of pedals come out of this somehow
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/joegagan/life%20and%20style/DSCF3235.jpg?t=1348843285)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/joegagan/life%20and%20style/DSCF3236.jpg?t=1348843285)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/joegagan/life%20and%20style/DSCF3237.jpg?t=1348843285)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 28, 2012, 11:43:44 AM
lots of pedals come out of this somehow

Joe,

Are you sure that all of the parts don't just "come together" and collaborate to make an escape from there?  :icon_mrgreen:

Seriously though, I am amazed at some of the work you do with that. I would post pics of my work bench however, it would be pityful. It would literally be a picture of a milk crate  :icon_eek:

All of my tools are stuffed into a milk crate!! I find workspace wherever I happen to put it!  ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on September 28, 2012, 12:01:12 PM
Are you sure that all of the parts don't just "come together" and collaborate to make an escape from there?

 :D :D :D

Looks like my previous shop Joe.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: rousejeremy on September 28, 2012, 12:10:43 PM
The birthplace of the coolest wah pedals on the planet!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: joegagan on September 28, 2012, 12:14:03 PM
like life, it is a balance of forward momentum, doing what is needed at the moment to keep it moving, not getting bogged down in overly anal organization.
i know where almost everything is, and almost everything i need is within fast reach ( vertical emphasis, fluid tool/ material placement, willingness to mod everything in sight to accomplish tight workspace)

i like to stand while i work.

i like equiv 1000 watts of light shining on the work area ( approx 20% incandesc, 70% curlycue lightbulbs, 10% flouresc)

the middle 'stand' is the stage. a fluid area where different platforms get swapped in and out, but the key thing is that it gets the major work up at eye and hand level, up in the light.

the styrofoam tool storage 'stand' is glued quickly to a heavy piece of tile to keep it stationary. it is poked  full of holes for the tools and new holes get poked or expanded all the time.

final note: the wire rack across the top contains not only wire, but my spool of solder so i never lose the solder. it is always hanging right where it can be grabbed quickly.

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: joegagan on September 28, 2012, 12:17:49 PM
final note # 2. a full range 12" speaker SS keyboard amp pointed directly at my face is on all the time for audtioning/ tuning. i simply plug in/ unplug the qtr inch plug of the cord at the input like an oldtime phone operator, keeps a constant vol for reference on the amp and silences the deal when things not being tested.

( thanks guys, thanks jeremy)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: .Mike on September 28, 2012, 06:12:56 PM
like life, it is a balance of forward momentum, doing what is needed at the moment to keep it moving, not getting bogged down in overly anal organization.
i know where almost everything is, and almost everything i need is within fast reach ( vertical emphasis, fluid tool/ material placement, willingness to mod everything in sight to accomplish tight workspace)

i like to stand while i work.

i like equiv 1000 watts of light shining on the work area ( approx 20% incandesc, 70% curlycue lightbulbs, 10% flouresc)

the middle 'stand' is the stage. a fluid area where different platforms get swapped in and out, but the key thing is that it gets the major work up at eye and hand level, up in the light.

the styrofoam tool storage 'stand' is glued quickly to a heavy piece of tile to keep it stationary. it is poked  full of holes for the tools and new holes get poked or expanded all the time.

final note: the wire rack across the top contains not only wire, but my spool of solder so i never lose the solder. it is always hanging right where it can be grabbed quickly.



I tried to use your post to justify my workspace, but it backfired. According to my wife, "If he would spend half the amount of time organizing that he spends philosophizing about not organizing, he would have an organized desk by now."

:P

Mike
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 28, 2012, 06:37:02 PM
Here's my nest. If you can spot the mj paraphernalia I will send you a fet matcher box I made :icon_mrgreen:   circle it in red and tell me what it is. All 'entries' must be submitted within 24 hours of this post.   (It's medical use, so don't get your panties in a bunch if your against it)

(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/DSC07783.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: .Mike on September 28, 2012, 07:05:48 PM
... circle it in red and tell me what it is.

I was going to circle the whole image-- this is a DIY forum, and anything can be repurposed with just a few mods.  ;D

Anyway, I think this is a pipe:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img109/6052/whereswaldov.jpg)

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 28, 2012, 07:47:10 PM
that is a homemade tattoo gun. I dont have any tats or anything, although i did use it to decorate this lighter...I just made it to see if i could :icon_lol:

this is what you saw:
(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/DSC07784.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 28, 2012, 07:55:30 PM
Here's my nest. If you can spot the mj paraphernalia I will send you a fet matcher box I made :icon_mrgreen:   circle it in red and tell me what it is. All 'entries' must be submitted within 24 hours of this post.   (It's medical use, so don't get your panties in a bunch if your against it)

On the matress by the pillows. Looks like a hooch box to me  :icon_mrgreen:

Conveniently handy and at eye level for easy access. That's my bet!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on September 28, 2012, 08:29:55 PM
Here is roughly 3/4 of my shop. (minus the wood shop and painting booth etc)
Scroll to the right it's a long pic.

(http://www.basicaudio.net/images/ShopPhoto.JPG)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 28, 2012, 08:38:31 PM
Here's my nest. If you can spot the mj paraphernalia I will send you a fet matcher box I made :icon_mrgreen:   circle it in red and tell me what it is. All 'entries' must be submitted within 24 hours of this post.   (It's medical use, so don't get your panties in a bunch if your against it)

On the matress by the pillows. Looks like a hooch box to me  :icon_mrgreen:

Conveniently handy and at eye level for easy access. That's my bet!

hooch box? :icon_lol:   good guess but no. that is a box i set my projects on and it has a sliding lid to keep the parts for that particular build inside.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: pakrat on September 28, 2012, 09:47:18 PM
I'll take 2 guesses..... the top one is either your soldering station, or it could be a vaporizer! The bottom right looks like it could be a steamroller or a bong on it's side.

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/MISC/DSC07783vap_zps4b1dac36.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 28, 2012, 10:45:24 PM
wheres waldo?   you haven't found him yet ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: joegagan on September 28, 2012, 11:49:22 PM
ironic. the guy whose username is about have you seen him asking do you see him :icon_smile: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_lol: :icon_idea: :icon_eek: :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 28, 2012, 11:55:28 PM
I am a mystery wrapped in an enigma :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: joegagan on September 29, 2012, 12:07:41 AM
HEy! you got irony in my enigma! NO! YOu got enigma in my irony. break me off a piece of that bacon-bar.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: pakrat on September 29, 2012, 12:54:40 AM
mmmmmm...... bacon......
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 29, 2012, 05:05:04 AM
HEy! you got irony in my enigma! NO! YOu got enigma in my irony. break me off a piece of that bacon-bar.
I laughed at that way more than I should have :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: pakrat on September 29, 2012, 10:22:22 PM
John, your shop is friggin massive!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on October 01, 2012, 12:56:33 AM
Im a little scared of John Lyons :o   There's only one thing missing in his shop. And I find this very scarey.







   THERE'S NO EXIT  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Skruffyhound on October 01, 2012, 03:52:30 PM
Isn't it a bit itchy in the shop John? What with all the rock wool open in the ceiling.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: kurtlives on October 01, 2012, 03:53:23 PM
How did you shoot that photo John?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on October 01, 2012, 05:53:08 PM
Im a little scared of John Lyons :o   There's only one thing missing in his shop. And I find this very scarey.







   THERE'S NO EXIT  :icon_eek:

Nice catch. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and venture a guess that Johns shop is L-shaped and the photo is taken from the "inner" corner of the L. Presumably the door is on one of the "inner" walls, but that's just a guess, it's really hard to get a grip of that space.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on October 01, 2012, 08:22:38 PM
THERE'S NO EXIT  icon_eek

Heh, there are stairs out of view behind the shelves on the left and set of storm doors beyond the walled off
area behind the plastic where my paint booth and wood shop are.

Isn't it a bit itchy in the shop John? What with all the rock wool open in the ceiling.
Never noticed any of it falling out.

Nice catch. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and venture a guess that Johns shop is L-shaped and the photo is
taken from the "inner" corner of the L. Presumably the door is on one of the "inner" walls, but that's just a guess,
it's really hard to get a grip of that space.


Yep. Basically L shaped. Stairs with the shelves around them male the short side of the L.
The Photo was taken with an iphone in panorama. Photosynth I think. I didn't take the pic, my helper did. I don't have a
cell phone actually.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: kurtlives on October 02, 2012, 05:33:41 PM
Thought that was an iPhone pic  :D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on October 02, 2012, 11:55:07 PM
Its a vaporizer. I don't smoke it because it makes no sense to 'smoke' a medicine. When my Chrones disease flares I have to use it to get the so called 'munchies'. Otherwise I can't eat. 

(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/DSC07783-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: joegagan on October 03, 2012, 12:29:58 AM
sorry to hear about your situation.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on October 03, 2012, 12:37:40 AM
Thanks Joe... It's not the worst disease ever, although the puking is killing my teeth...i mean weed is the medicine. How awesome is that disease :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Mac Walker on October 07, 2012, 06:48:06 PM
Speaking of which, currently on the bench, fixing for a musician friend who has very little money (shocker!) but has agreed to compensate me with something green.... ;D

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8314/8064388345_6760baa328_c.jpg)

This little Taiwanese bugger gave up the fight, should be a simple $10 fix, actually, couple of F&T 475V caps are in the mail heading my way at the moment....

No plans to touch the original Murray caps, if it ain't broke.....

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/8064400031_40da1249a3_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on October 08, 2012, 03:20:12 AM
Speaking of which, currently on the bench, fixing for a musician friend who has very little money (shocker!) but has agreed to compensate me with something green.... ;D


tube screamer?.. ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on October 08, 2012, 04:45:43 AM
I know what he meant. ;)









HULK action figures!      PEW PEW PEW!!!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on October 08, 2012, 05:52:31 AM
(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRdixvwETGFA6A1KeiN2FSU0Zr7ABHSIYdfxdHLMfDu_h9sFvAf)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: ~arph on October 08, 2012, 06:30:53 AM
That stuff is undrinkable...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Mac Walker on October 08, 2012, 08:29:54 PM
Huh?  Oh no, I'm a huge Jim Henson fan....

(http://www.gadgetell.com/images/2007/05/kermit.jpg)

 :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on October 08, 2012, 08:41:03 PM
^  :D :D :D

(http://richardwiseman.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/green-dog.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on October 08, 2012, 09:57:25 PM
^ ;D
^^ ;D
^^^ ;D
^^^^ ;D
^^^^^ ;D

It's refreshing to see that some people in the world still have a sense of humor!  ;D

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: alexzanderepair on December 28, 2012, 10:19:52 PM
This thread makes me feel better about my disaster room
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: davent on April 25, 2013, 12:18:55 AM
The photo studio.

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/davent/Workshop/IMG_5313_zpsf90e9475.jpg) (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/davent/media/Workshop/IMG_5313_zpsf90e9475.jpg.html)
      dave
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Mustachio on April 25, 2013, 08:33:27 PM
That looks awesome Dave! I've been meaning to post my mess even though its a bit embarrassing.  :icon_lol:

I just set up a little paint booth the other night and started using my new airbrush set up for the first time! I'm going to add an inline fan and a dryer vent with a flapper to exhaust fumes , that's coming soon! here's a pic of my drill buff paint area in my basement.

(http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/MCMustachio/IMAG0578_zps71ab06a2.jpg)

Here's some poor quality shots of where I solder in my music room

(http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/MCMustachio/IMAG0378_zps12cf3902.jpg)

(http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/MCMustachio/IMAG0453_zps10487b65.jpg)

I'll get some better shots soon :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 26, 2013, 08:04:25 AM
(http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/MCMustachio/IMAG0453_zps10487b65.jpg)

Are those a bag of TO-220 heat sinks I spy next to your helping hands Jim? Is there a Ludwig build on your horizon?  ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Uoki-Toki on May 24, 2013, 06:29:39 AM
(http://cs424619.vk.me/v424619599/ff/uEFdkZcLMl8.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on May 24, 2013, 09:33:02 AM
^Nice setup! :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on May 24, 2013, 10:17:53 AM
Bob is looking at that lava lamp like he wishes it was a bong. That's what I thought it was for a second. :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on May 24, 2013, 11:29:23 AM
HOLY TESTBEDS BATMAN!!!!  :o

Gotta put up a pic of that breadboard/testbox/whatever it is on your desktop. Looks amazing!  ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Focalized on June 18, 2013, 05:44:11 AM
This before I actually really used it some months ago. Or stained the top with paint and bits and pieces.

I bought this standard bench that came broken and missing the drawers. @#$% it I decided. It works. Glued the broken plywood for the table top and bottom. The drawers would have been nice but left little room for my legs to sit up against the table.

Maybe another pic soon. With some nice hardware pRon spread out.  I have a nice vice on the right and a decent stool now, too.

I actually do the soldering up in the living room because there's a big TV and I'm single.

(http://files.artistserver.com/m1/89/76/media/33234.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on July 06, 2013, 07:40:21 AM
so, while this is not MY workbench, it is still quite interesting, I think.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img843/91/1y4l.jpg)

shown is my great-grandfather at his workbench, at the Low Head Cable Station, Tasmania, circa 1890.
he has just posted a qustion as to when Tesla might be going to invent radio, and is hoping for a reply from R.G.Keene. whilst he waits, he thinks about  the price of copper.

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: darron on July 06, 2013, 11:03:15 PM
(http://www.dazatronyx.com/forums_etc/fallen-parts.jpg)


No! BOOOOO!


Love that retro photo. Had me going for a sec.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on July 07, 2013, 12:53:25 AM
^ Nice pic duck arse!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on July 07, 2013, 02:51:30 AM
(http://www.dazatronyx.com/forums_etc/fallen-parts.jpg)


No! BOOOOO!


Love that retro photo. Had me going for a sec.

Looks like a cat knocked your parts drawers over. I hope you had a chance to drink the precious contents of that glass before the accident.  ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 07, 2013, 03:31:28 AM
Looks like a cat knocked your parts drawers over. I hope you had a chance to drink the precious contents of that glass before the accident.  ;D

Maybe that's how it got knocked over. Drunken pedal building....Not even once :icon_mrgreen:

@Darron    How do you like your dremel stylus? I can't live without mine.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: darron on July 07, 2013, 03:48:38 AM
it was my own fault. can't blame the cats this time.

the absinthe bottle just has water in it and the glass was empty. no real disaster. i found some stuff in the process and it's good to have a reorder.





the dremel stylus is pretty cool! i mostly jut use it for engraving or for wire brushing for that 3d effect. the battery isn't massive and last just long enough to do a few which is when i'd need a break anyway.

the dremel in the drill press setup is too much of a pain to take out to use for anything else so that's all it does. i'd rather recommend somebody bought a tiny REAL drill press for the price instead of this silly plastic work-around.




the orange/grey Black and Decker battery screw driver is a very cool little ting too. they were on sale for $30! gyro operated.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on July 07, 2013, 04:15:25 AM
>the absinthe bottle just has water in it

Sure. We believe you. Really.   ::)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluebunny on July 08, 2013, 03:16:36 AM
Drunken pedal building....Not even once :icon_mrgreen:

I stabbed myself with the soldering iron last week.  Not drunk.  At all.  Honest.  No, really.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on July 08, 2013, 04:41:04 AM
^Hot or cold?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on July 08, 2013, 04:43:39 AM
I've tried to identify some of the objects in duck's photo. The name on the door is "Via Eastern", which appears to be a telegraph company.

Can anyone else identify more objects?

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/E21BAC3F-6CF7-40E4-87AB-FEE54E9098E7-12537-00000E23A3E1CECF.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluebunny on July 08, 2013, 04:47:49 AM
^Hot or cold?

Both.  Can you believe I was swapping bits in the middle of a session?  Stabbed with the "recently cold" bit.  2.3mm of (dirty) getting-warm metal into my left thumb joint.

S T U P I D    :icon_redface:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluebunny on July 08, 2013, 04:51:51 AM
Can anyone else identify more objects?

I thought I could see a couple of Millennium-2 boards, but now I think that the whole desk is an early protoype of this:

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n541/redmangreg/DSCN0916_zps91b20365.jpg)    :icon_biggrin:

Edit:  "Burst Box".  LOL!   :D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on July 08, 2013, 11:12:02 AM
Quote
Love that retro photo. Had me going for a sec.

going?

Quote
Can anyone else identify more objects?

put a big circle around the geezer in the middle and write "great grandfather" next to.

there is no burstbox shown. the other bloke has that, out of shot. you can tell from his shifty expression.

no stock tickers. shown in this photo are grgrdpa's first 2 designs for the head of "robbie the robot".

I was disappointed that I could find nothing more than via eastern. it sounds like part of something, probably all over the outside of the building.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Ben N on July 08, 2013, 11:12:26 AM
That would be a window, not a door. Also, there is flux capacitor in plain view right there in the middle.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: wavley on July 08, 2013, 04:13:57 PM
FooFighters123 has something to say about calling it a burst box...


Thereverend  matt bellamy doesn't have a burst box it's a kill switch. And it's not a BURST BOX  it's a circuit box with burst button...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on July 09, 2013, 05:54:02 AM
(http://www.dazatronyx.com/forums_etc/fallen-parts.jpg)


No! BOOOOO!


Love that retro photo. Had me going for a sec.

This is why all of my drawer units (I'm up to 9 at the moment - tall ones, too) are screwed to the wall!  I think I'd just give up and buy new stuff.  Which I can't afford.


Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tca on July 09, 2013, 06:37:17 AM
so, while this is not MY workbench, it is still quite interesting, I think.
...
shown is my great-grandfather at his workbench, at the Low Head Cable Station, Tasmania, circa 1890.
he has just posted a qustion as to when Tesla might be going to invent radio, and is hoping for a reply from R.G.Keene. whilst he waits, he thinks about  the price of copper.
The same here... not my workbench, but my grand father is still 98 and kicking! He was the first to make a TV broadcast signal in the Iberian peninsula (50's). In this video (in Portuguese) you can see his amateur radio paraphernalia. Taken from an interview of a news broadcast network in Portugal.



Very inspirational I think.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on July 09, 2013, 10:34:36 AM
Inspirational indeed!  And just think of the evolution of technology that he's seen and been part of! 
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on July 10, 2013, 07:48:42 AM
Quote
Quote from: darron on 06-07-2013, 21:03:15



No! BOOOOO!


Love that retro photo. Had me going for a sec.

darron, did this ^ make a noise (it obviously would have), were you there to hear it, and what did it sound like? I bet it was good.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: darron on July 11, 2013, 04:12:13 AM
Quote
Quote from: darron on 06-07-2013, 21:03:15



No! BOOOOO!


Love that retro photo. Had me going for a sec.

darron, did this ^ make a noise (it obviously would have), were you there to hear it, and what did it sound like? I bet it was good.

you know when you drop something fiddly on the floor? know it's their but have to get down for the search. it's nothing like that. it's 1 million times louder and you can see stuff everywhere.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on July 12, 2013, 08:08:54 AM
well, seeing the stuff is half the problem solved already. unless it's because it's really big, or there is a shitload of it.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: phaeton on July 13, 2013, 06:06:09 PM
I too am part of the "bench in front of the window" club:

(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk174/phaeton21/Electronics/Bench2013_zpsf90d41be.jpg)

(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk174/phaeton21/Electronics/placefor.jpg)

Being by the window is great because I can point a box fan outwards when soldering, and I never breathe fumes.  Unfortunately, it may be too late for me though, because I can't seem to keep things serious for very long:

(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk174/phaeton21/Electronics/bins_zpseb6801cb.jpg)

I did a quick cleanup for these pics, but it reaches this threshhold now and again:

(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk174/phaeton21/Electronics/benchmess.jpg)


(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk174/phaeton21/Electronics/resistance.jpg)


I should note that since this is also my nightstand, I had to remove the condoms from the drawer prior to taking the pic.  :P

In times past, I had employed a magnificent Seven Dollar Table from a 2nd hand store:

(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk174/phaeton21/Electronics/7_dollar_table.jpg)

These pics wouldn't be complete without my sexy Plano-top proto-board:

(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk174/phaeton21/Electronics/proto_zps7d5882ba.jpg)

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: darron on July 13, 2013, 07:54:55 PM
I too am part of the "bench in front of the window" club:

(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk174/phaeton21/Electronics/Bench2013_zpsf90d41be.jpg)

yep. that looks like a nice view. and window :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on July 14, 2013, 05:14:53 AM
>I should note that since this is also my nightstand, I had to remove the condoms from the drawer prior to taking the pic. 

Man, you really are safe!  Most of use don't even bother with condoms when we're building stompboxes!   ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 14, 2013, 07:01:32 AM
I always wear a condom when pedal building. It helps reduce the risk of STDs   (Solder transmitted diseases) :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluebunny on July 14, 2013, 10:19:46 AM
I always wear a condom when pedal building. It helps reduce the risk of STDs   (Solder transmitted diseases) :icon_mrgreen:

...and breathing in those pesky solder fumes...

(http://cdn2.holytaco.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/condom-being-inflated-over-mans-head.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: lowbrow on August 08, 2013, 01:40:55 PM
Here's my bench...
Taking a nap after all that playing with wires and resistors!

Humbrol! I'd recognize that tin anywhere. I've used that stuff for so long I'm reluctant to say how long....Nice kitty :icon_biggrin:

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg141/lowbrow_photo/kato_rust_small_m_zps2fabdc9b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 09, 2013, 01:34:11 AM
THE RAT'S NEST IS GONE!!!

(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/DSC07783.jpg)

Can anyone spot the high-speed lead injector?  For when that pesky solder just won't flow. :icon_mrgreen:


(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/DSC08568_zps5265903b.jpg)

(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/DSC08562_zpsa17c8d67.jpg)

(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/DSC08563_zps50087dfb.jpg)

(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/DSC08564_zps174cfbf5.jpg)

(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/DSC08565_zpsb318b669.jpg)

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: darron on August 09, 2013, 05:08:00 AM
everything even looks whiter!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on August 09, 2013, 07:08:07 AM
@mike:

looks like you need some more 3D knobs for your drawers.. ;D

pink walls?.. :icon_eek: :D ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: amptramp on August 09, 2013, 07:52:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Mf9Nw.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on August 09, 2013, 08:18:25 PM
> THE RAT'S NEST IS GONE!!!

For now............   ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on August 09, 2013, 08:20:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Mf9Nw.jpg)

LOL!  We have an air stripper (a pollution control device) at work and sometimes we have to "change out the nipples on the stripper". ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on August 10, 2013, 10:07:41 AM
Quote
Can anyone spot the high-speed lead injector?

proof positive that you now don't know where anything is.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 10, 2013, 03:44:58 PM
Quote
Can anyone spot the high-speed lead injector?

proof positive that you now don't know where anything is.

 :icon_lol:

I actually found a lot of stuff that had been missing for a while. :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluebunny on August 10, 2013, 05:03:52 PM
. . . and sometimes we have to "change out the nipples on the stripper". ;)

Some people get all the great jobs...   :icon_neutral:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on August 10, 2013, 08:01:01 PM
Bees in the hive as of late.

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 10, 2013, 08:55:03 PM
Bees in the hive as of late.



Wow :icon_eek:     Quite the operation you have there.   How long was that in real time?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: John Lyons on August 10, 2013, 09:05:31 PM
^ About 3 hours I think.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on August 11, 2013, 07:00:06 AM
^ About 3 hours I think.

and they didn't even get up to pee.... ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on August 11, 2013, 05:47:11 PM
. . . and sometimes we have to "change out the nipples on the stripper". ;)

Some people get all the great jobs...   :icon_neutral:

You have to make sure they're adequately lubed and then really crank down on them to get them nice and tight!  ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Trippy Demon on August 30, 2013, 11:45:18 AM
Tired of working in the dark I moved my stuff to the bar...

Hello Sunshine and happy views! :icon_mrgreen:

(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u676/ZvZwendel/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20iMac-24/Dark%20Hustler/DH-Build-07_zps21bb2e2b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: davent on August 30, 2013, 12:32:45 PM
Amsterdam? I think all my time would be spent daydreaming out the window. Nice!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: alanp on August 30, 2013, 04:20:36 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/Gutstwohand/desk.jpg) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/Gutstwohand/media/desk.jpg.html)

The keyboard has since been replaced with a Razer Blackwidow, and the soldering iron lives between the mouse and the amp, but otherwise this is me :)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/Gutstwohand/nndrill_zps50ae01bd.jpg) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/Gutstwohand/media/nndrill_zps50ae01bd.jpg.html)

Metalwork, OTOH, is done at Dad's workshop. I used to use a corded handheld drill and a bench vise, I use the drill press these days. (Grandad made it himself.)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 30, 2013, 05:24:14 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/Gutstwohand/nndrill_zps50ae01bd.jpg) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/Gutstwohand/media/nndrill_zps50ae01bd.jpg.html)

I know what that enclosure was for!!  ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 30, 2013, 07:37:57 PM
Tea candles and wine.... Somebody's got a romantic night ahead of em. :D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: alanp on August 31, 2013, 03:20:55 AM
I know what that enclosure was for!!  ;)

A bit bigger than the D you used in the 10year comp, though :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Trippy Demon on August 31, 2013, 04:47:07 AM
Amsterdam? I think all my time would be spent daydreaming out the window. Nice!

Yep, Amsterdam, but after living there for so long it seems quite ordinary... I'm aching for green views...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 31, 2013, 05:00:57 AM
Yep, Amsterdam, but after living there for so long it seems quite ordinary... I'm aching for green views...

I'll trade you!

*EDIT*
Haha....funny afterthought:  All you have to do for a green view is go to the coffee shop around the corner
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Liquitone on August 31, 2013, 11:05:50 AM
Yep, Amsterdam, but after living there for so long it seems quite ordinary... I'm aching for green views...

I'll trade you!

*EDIT*
Haha....funny afterthought:  All you have to do for a green view is go to the coffee shop around the corner

Same here Trippy Demon, a year ago I moved from a small town to the city of Groningen, which is sort of a smaller version of Amsterdam way up north in The Netherlands. There's a coffee-shop around the corner 1 minute walk from here, but I really miss the trees and having a garden.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on September 01, 2013, 05:27:09 AM
@trippy,   handy for a car service too.....cool view man. 8)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: closetmonster. on September 01, 2013, 06:47:46 AM
These pics wouldn't be complete without my sexy Plano-top proto-board:

(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk174/phaeton21/Electronics/proto_zps7d5882ba.jpg)



That proto-board is awesome! Any chance I could see a gut shot of it?

Looking at putting one together but not sure where to start.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tubegeek on September 06, 2013, 01:24:00 AM
@JohnLyons:

How come that lady doesn't have to wear a black T-Shirt? Everyone else does, even the little guy.
He looks like he's actually pretty helpful, too.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on September 06, 2013, 04:31:57 AM
^ It looks like the dog is exempt too. ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Ben N on September 22, 2013, 10:27:05 AM
I take it, John, that you are the one sharing the comfy chair with the 4-legged staff.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DirkM on September 29, 2013, 01:42:31 PM
(http://img.dimehead.de/IMG_3617.jpg)
7 PLLs on the workbench

(http://img.dimehead.de/IMG_3618.jpg)
Pots, Caps, Jacks and so on

(http://img.dimehead.de/IMG_3619.jpg)

(http://img.dimehead.de/IMG_3620.jpg)
E12 resistors

(http://img.dimehead.de/IMG_3621.jpg)
drilling  ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: stallik on October 15, 2013, 09:45:52 AM
Wow! That's a lot of stuff..

My little area
(http://www.stallibrass.com/images/kas/bench.jpg)

And my components are stuffed into these boxes
(http://www.stallibrass.com/images/kas/components.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: JackDaniels on October 16, 2013, 12:50:26 AM
(http://img.dimehead.de/IMG_3617.jpg)
7 PLLs on the workbench


drilling  ;D

Old Consort E443 electrophoresis power supply :icon_surprised: Where did You get it?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: DirkM on October 16, 2013, 02:39:57 AM
Old Consort E443 electrophoresis power supply :icon_surprised: Where did You get it?

from a flea market for about 10   :icon_biggrin:  it works quite well for tube circuits....
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: JackDaniels on October 16, 2013, 03:20:59 AM
Old Consort E443 electrophoresis power supply :icon_surprised: Where did You get it?

from a flea market for about 10   :icon_biggrin:  it works quite well for tube circuits....

You made very good deal. Those are trusty and safe units, thats why those are bit heavy  ;)
I asked just because those are used in medical/biological research labs and usually you cannot buy those any shops
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on October 16, 2013, 05:05:42 AM


My little area
(http://www.stallibrass.com/images/kas/bench.jpg)


cool, love the binoscope thingy...i use 2 pars of glasses now...one for reading, one for up close stuff. with a mag lamp.

think i need lasering :icon_eek:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluebunny on October 16, 2013, 07:54:34 AM
think i need lasering :icon_eek:

Voil...

(http://supercolortuts.com/Tuts_Files/Tutorials/Retro_Lights_and_Lazers_Wallpaper/Retro_Lights_and_Lazers_Wallpaper_061.jpg)   ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on October 16, 2013, 07:59:00 AM
that's better...i can see the surface of mars clearly from my room now.. :icon_cool:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on October 16, 2013, 10:15:58 AM
that's better...i can see the surface of mars clearly from my room now.. :icon_cool:

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on October 16, 2013, 10:34:23 AM
pelle is that you at 3:12 in the white shirt and tie?..

you've got some groovy moves man.. ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: stallik on October 16, 2013, 03:59:35 PM
Quote

cool, love the binoscope thingy...I use 2 pairs of glasses now...one for reading, one for up close stuff. with a mag lamp.

think i need lasering

It's a Russian stereo dissecting scope picked up in a junk shop for a fiver about 20yrs ago. Probably the most used tool I've ever had and especially useful now my eyesight is getting worse. 2 pairs of glasses, the lamp is a magnifier....
... Using the scope for soldering is fun. The magnification makes my finest iron look like a shovel and when the solder flows, it's like a torrent. Tried using it for sm components, had some difficulties. I'm a little prone to sneezing

As far as lazer treatment goes, you're a braver man than me......
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tubegeek on October 16, 2013, 08:07:01 PM
pelle is that you at 3:12 in the white shirt and tie?..

you've got some groovy moves man.. ;D

I thought that was Mr. Bean...

deadastronaut - condolences on your late colleague Commander Carpenter.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on October 16, 2013, 09:25:51 PM
^ thanks, yeah he was a good guy, the irony is that he was as useful as a chocolate teapot when it came to woodwork... ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: seedlings on October 16, 2013, 11:00:56 PM
Great spaces.  Here's a garbled panorama of my studio... I know where everything is, but nit where anything should be.

(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/seedlings/20131016_215313_zps091a8251.jpg)

CHAD
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on October 17, 2013, 12:09:42 AM
Nice VW bus!  :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tubegeek on October 17, 2013, 01:02:44 AM
Nice VW bus!  :)
+1
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tubegeek on October 17, 2013, 01:07:00 AM
^ thanks, yeah he was a good guy, the irony is that he was as useful as a chocolate teapot when it came to woodwork... ;D
I hope he did a better job with the woodwork than Wally Schirra did with trimming the sheep!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on October 17, 2013, 01:25:03 AM
pelle is that you at 3:12 in the white shirt and tie?..

you've got some groovy moves man.. ;D

No, that's not me. I don't dance and if I did I'd never be as groovy as him :(
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on October 17, 2013, 03:23:31 AM
@Chad-I just noticed the cool 1/2 CRT monitor. ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: seedlings on October 17, 2013, 08:04:14 AM
@Chad-I just noticed the cool 1/2 CRT monitor. ;)

Custom 9x16 adpect ratio.

CHAD
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Schizo910 on December 27, 2013, 03:16:40 PM
I'm a graphic designer and I do my stompbox building in my studio. Today I got a new floor so everything had to get out and in again. So now everything is tidy!!!  :icon_lol:

(http://i.imgur.com/ErhZRWv.png)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: wildebelor on December 27, 2013, 03:56:56 PM
I'm a graphic designer and I do my stompbox building in my studio.


Hahahaha same!!!

Sometimes it takes up too much time!  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Schizo910 on December 27, 2013, 04:31:11 PM
Oh yeah,tell me about it... Haha, I'm pretty new to this game and love it!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on December 28, 2013, 09:11:44 AM
I'm a graphic designer and I do my stompbox building in my studio. Today I got a new floor so everything had to get out and in again. So now everything is tidy!!!  :icon_lol:

(http://i.imgur.com/ErhZRWv.png)


fi! on tidy, I say. I was out the back cutting some white melamine to make a cutting jig, and cleaned up all the sawdust and crap off the floor. the next day I decided I needed to take photos of it, and couldn't sweep up enough dirt from the floor to sprinkle across the resultant "polar bear in a snowstorm".

that workbench looks suspiciously like there is nothing happening.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Schizo910 on December 28, 2013, 07:30:20 PM
 :icon_lol:

Okay, lookie here..
(http://i.imgur.com/JOgFRA2.png)

:icon_lol:

Here is the proof of my emptied out studio  :icon_wink:

(http://i.imgur.com/Srz4bBP.png)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on December 28, 2013, 09:47:51 PM
Ok, now we believe you. ;)

Here's a look at my future work shop. It's an 8' x 20' walk-in attic space. I'm going to wall it in, insulate it, and add a new floor, A/C, a fume hood, a sink, and a bench.

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/8470D0CD-B3B4-41EA-9BDB-84CEBE821BAA.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: haveyouseenhim on December 28, 2013, 11:22:19 PM
Ok, now we believe you. ;)

Here's a look at my future work shop. It's an 8' x 20' walk-in attic space. I'm going to wall it in, insulate it, and add a new floor, A/C, a fume hood, a sink, and a bench.

Don't forget a motorized hammock.  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on December 29, 2013, 01:24:30 AM
I just found out that my wife would like to have a bench in there to do her craft stuff. So much for the man cave, but maybe I'll get to do more building if she's in there doing her stuff too. Fewer complaints about me disappearing for hours. ;)

Edit: I guess I'll need a double hammock. ;) ;)
Title: Re:
Post by: Perrow on December 29, 2013, 06:28:10 AM
Well if you and your missus both are going to be there I can think of other ways to furnish that space ;)



Don't worry already got my coat on.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on December 29, 2013, 08:29:03 AM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img845/2034/z7y0.jpg)

probably the fact that nothing is turned on in this pic gives it away that it is all staged .....
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on December 29, 2013, 08:50:22 AM
FAKE.. ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on December 29, 2013, 08:56:34 AM
it's all real junk, though
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tubegeek on December 29, 2013, 10:24:11 AM
@duck_arse: good spot for the scope, out of the way in otherwise-dead space. I like the cut of your jib, sir!
Title: Re:
Post by: Jdansti on December 29, 2013, 12:34:05 PM
Well if you and your missus both are going to be there I can think of other ways to furnish that space ;)



Don't worry already got my coat on.

I think the ceiling is too low for a trapeze.  ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluebunny on December 29, 2013, 05:34:13 PM
I think the ceiling is too low for a trapeze.  ;D

A small chandelier, perhaps?    :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on December 30, 2013, 09:35:30 AM
@duck_arse: good spot for the scope, out of the way in otherwise-dead space. I like the cut of your jib, sir!

I didn't think my jib was sticking out at the time, please excuse ......
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: lungdart on February 07, 2014, 10:53:22 AM
Don't mind the mess!

(http://i.imgur.com/MVxvyeH.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on February 08, 2014, 11:43:35 AM
Don't mind the mess!

I sure won't mind, where is it?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: lungdart on February 10, 2014, 08:16:23 AM
Don't mind the mess!

I sure won't mind, where is it?

The lab is located outside of Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on February 10, 2014, 08:45:26 AM
the lab is in sydney, nova scotia, but the mess is here in sydney, australia.

I can see it.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tubegeek on February 10, 2014, 03:23:35 PM
Sydney - isn't that where the AG Bell museum is?

Cape Breton is a long drive from Brooklyn NY but I've done it four times (there and back twice.) Once we even drove the entire way without using the ferry for the Maine-Yarmouth leg. Lovely, lovely place.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Fender3D on February 11, 2014, 06:02:41 AM
lol

I found this picture of my old workbench ('96) featuring a rare specimen of Nephewosaurus...  :icon_mrgreen:

(http://www.wizardinside.it/foto/Nephewosaurus.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on February 11, 2014, 07:33:09 AM
Not to be rude, but that's one ugly nephew. ;)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: stallik on February 11, 2014, 07:58:42 AM
Not to another Nephewosaurus
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on February 11, 2014, 08:00:16 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on February 11, 2014, 08:46:16 AM
fender, that's frightening. is he still standing there now? how did you manage any work with that?

I see you are (were, like me?) a man of taste and style, what with the bangers lower right of pic. hard packs, though? and the ashtray in front of nephew didn't shift him?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Fender3D on February 11, 2014, 10:12:30 AM
lol

He's now 1+ ft taller than me, and at least 25Kg more...
Kinda big specimen...
He's gonna move for spreading to Germany...

No more tasty "blondes" for me  :icon_frown:

Don't you know Nephewosaurus loves cigarette stubs more than human legs?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Fender3D on February 11, 2014, 10:42:18 AM
Nephewosaurus with male parent in its typical environment

(http://www.wizardinside.it/foto/Nephewosaurus1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on February 11, 2014, 03:52:12 PM
LOL!!!  That's great!   :D :D :D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on February 12, 2014, 08:50:57 AM
seems you're right about osaurus and cig butts, never far away. what is it wearing though?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on February 12, 2014, 09:51:14 AM
^ a smoking jacket of coursearrus.. ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluebunny on February 12, 2014, 11:18:35 AM
Rob = Terribiljokus Rex   :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on February 12, 2014, 11:22:16 AM
cab for rob......
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluebunny on February 12, 2014, 01:52:23 PM
(http://www.wbta.net/images/black_cab_1.jpg)   :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on February 12, 2014, 02:29:12 PM
^ my cab was certainly not as posh as that i can assure you.....  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on February 12, 2014, 02:39:52 PM
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/F8D9129C-9FF5-43D4-8AB6-35746D09230E.jpg) 

 ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: italianguy63 on February 12, 2014, 02:45:54 PM
Careful-- that thing will grow up to be a full blown Gorn.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: hylandren on February 18, 2014, 11:33:37 PM
Careful-- that thing will grow up to be a full blown Gorn.

I thought it was a sleestack....
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on September 12, 2014, 09:11:01 PM
Well, there has to be SOME kind of benefit to having your basement flood, right?  I was able to rebuild my electronics lab area.  I've built a few projects so far - minor ones, nothing major yet - and it is a LOT more convenient.  More importantly, it is much easier to keep clean, which means I'll be yelled at a lot less.

  

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5563/15033980697_68efd275c8_z_d.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5563/15033980697_c944c763a1_o.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3909/15197523286_38bca2739f_z.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3909/15197523286_1971975bd0_o.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3852/15033965378_d6e64f5bbe_z.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3852/15033965378_37f0e08c8b_o.jpg)


The wooden drawer cabinets on the wall are NOT on the floor, but attached to the wall with French cleats, so if we ever get any water in the basement again (it was coming up from the floor), it won't be a problem (same with the book and record shelves on the other side of the room).  BUT, I now have room for everything....well, almost everything.....well, more than half of everything....let's just say I have a lot more places to keep sh*t.  Also, space for project boxes, so I can keep all the parts for most projects in the same place!  That's pretty nice.  I still have to get a carpet in here of some sort, cause in the winter that floor gets freaking COLD!!!!!


Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on September 13, 2014, 11:02:20 AM
love the wooden cabs...very nice. 8)

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on September 13, 2014, 02:29:09 PM
love the wooden cabs...very nice. 8)

Yeah, though it turns out that even if you can get the production time for the drawers down to 5 minutes or so, it still takes a freaking long time to make 53 of 'em!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on September 14, 2014, 11:48:30 AM
Yeah i bet, but well worth the time and effort, i,d love to build a nice set of component drawers rather than these plastic ones...

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on September 14, 2014, 04:58:14 PM
Yeah i bet, but well worth the time and effort, i,d love to build a nice set of component drawers rather than these plastic ones...


Most of my components are still in plastic drawers, though it is nice to have a big wood drawer for transformers and chokes.  The rest of those drawers are other necessaries.  Shrink tube, IEC power connectors, a couple of drawers for tools I don't use quite as much, power strips, etc. 


Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Mustachio on September 14, 2014, 05:08:09 PM
Thats some beautiful work Gabriel ! Sorry to hear about the flooding, I went through something similar a few years back. You really did a knock out job building all of that, beautiful work space.

Did you use your cnc machine for a lot of the work ?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: tubegeek on September 14, 2014, 08:29:58 PM
You give me hope, Gabriel.

I have a similar mix of bigger wooden drawers and the usual plastic ones.

I'm still in the moving-in phase - we bought our house in 1997.
Title: Show Your Workbench
Post by: G. Hoffman on September 16, 2014, 01:35:06 AM
Thats some beautiful work Gabriel ! Sorry to hear about the flooding, I went through something similar a few years back. You really did a knock out job building all of that, beautiful work space.

Did you use your cnc machine for a lot of the work ?


The CNC is out of commission as I rebuild it to be more reliable.  THAT project has been on hold since the basement flooded.  These were 99+% table saw work.  All the joints are dados, rabbets, and slots (with a healthy dose of glue and pneumatic finish nails).  


Gabriel
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: apollomusicservice on December 20, 2014, 01:01:24 PM
Repairing Marshall 6101LM Anniversary Series.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10882269_1599019360322070_160207619940238019_n.jpg?oh=a3ce7d3e588e1c799f0812fad12b7db9&oe=5544581A&__gda__=1429716898_65926caadef51e798514df000bcb63a8)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: gtudoran on December 27, 2014, 08:32:59 AM
And a small video from the shop:

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Saint Louis Toneworks on March 29, 2015, 09:16:32 AM
Coolest thing about my space is the Betta fish ! he helps keep me mellow and calm, Wu Wei; and my vintage radios which all function. The 1963 Silvertone  is a guitar amp (danelectro honeytone circuit inside ), the 1984 Sony is my computer monitors two 4 ohm MIJ speakers pushed by a lepia amp and is bluetooth enabled and the other 1973 Realtone is my radio I listen to my Am programs like sprots open line on :)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g437/JonLadasHannan/FullSizeRender6.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on March 29, 2015, 10:33:14 AM
The proximity of the hammer and the aquarium kinda gets me nervous  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Saint Louis Toneworks on March 29, 2015, 11:23:36 AM
its acrylic , no worries :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Brisance on June 29, 2015, 06:45:48 AM
halfway into setting up my new shop:

initial layout:
(http://i.imgur.com/92Fzlril.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/92Fzlri.jpg)
Instrument shelf:
(http://i.imgur.com/9pqGV2al.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/9pqGV2a.jpg.jpg)
Moved the component drawers to the main table:
(http://i.imgur.com/eyY8YPsl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/eyY8YPs.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on June 29, 2015, 10:45:09 AM
you probably realised your placement mistake when you had to move the beer, brisance?

is that a cold backlight thing doing the hole lighting? how's the glare from that?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on June 29, 2015, 12:06:28 PM
Ahhhhhhh....heaps of space..........to be filled 8)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Brisance on June 30, 2015, 05:21:11 AM
you probably realised your placement mistake when you had to move the beer, brisance?
Hehe
is that a cold backlight thing doing the hole lighting? how's the glare from that?
there's a plexiglass with a bunch of LED strips attatched as the desk light, which I need to mount somewhere better and build a PWM dimmer for it (improvised light fixtures for the win right?) but there's a large fluorescent tube on the ceiling as well.

Ahhhhhhh....heaps of space..........to be filled 8)

Already in progress ;P
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Brisance on July 16, 2015, 02:37:48 PM
Aaaand the mess is there.
(http://i.imgur.com/XDs5cLGl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/XDs5cLG.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on July 16, 2015, 03:20:27 PM
that's better... 8)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on July 17, 2015, 10:03:41 AM
are they matchbox parts drawers? old school!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Brisance on July 17, 2015, 01:31:08 PM
why, yes they are, perfect for storing caps, until you have too much to fit in them :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Brisance on August 17, 2015, 04:15:58 PM
... Had to move my workshop, luckily to a better location once again. Here is a post circuit design&testing shot(almost a perfect mess):
(http://i.imgur.com/tuC5LObl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/tuC5LOb.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bloxstompboxes on December 28, 2015, 08:36:06 PM
Before:

(http://imgur.com/xg6jb9v.jpg)

After:

(http://imgur.com/wPWJ7Yu.jpg)

Yes, I need more tools and no it won't remain this clean for long. And, yes, it is in the house. lol. It's the only way I can work and watch the youngins that are too young to be outside with me while I work without checking on them every two seconds. Didn't take much to sell the wife on it. Just had to agree to move the printer onto the shelf and off of its own cardboard box, lol.

EDIT: Doh! Fixed images. Thanks duck.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: stallik on December 28, 2015, 08:54:01 PM
Neat workbench. You've used round brackets for the image code. Should be square ones.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bloxstompboxes on December 28, 2015, 11:41:40 PM
They are the square ones. I put them at the "before" and "after," along with the visible links. The ones shown in the edit was from the post that showed how to resize them to 600 pixel width. But thanks though.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on December 29, 2015, 08:26:47 AM
(http://imgur.com/wPWJ7Yu.jpg)
this? you got too much space between yr "img" and yr "width", it seems. haha, tricky - so, this is imgur, caught me recently too. you've posted the link to the album as an image. the album has no .jpg or .gif or .whatevr extension, so it just don't show.

also - you sold your wife?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bloxstompboxes on December 29, 2015, 11:02:47 AM
also - you sold your wife?

I figured it was time for a new one.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on May 09, 2016, 05:09:51 AM
finished building my workbench, and so happy to have a new bigger space...
all the utter chaos of re-decorating etc was worth it in the end..
made a trunk out of the scraps for cables n bits..and even a small speaker cab, (waiting for a bench amp to go in it).....it wont be tidy for long though... ::)

i snapped up an old 1940's industrial 'leabank' chair in a charity shop ...its ideal,  ive seen them go for 150 quid..got mine for 30..result, 8) happy bunny now..

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/WP_20160509_001.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/WP_20160509_002.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/WP_20160509_003.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/WP_20160509_004.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Fender3D on May 09, 2016, 07:26:36 AM
...
made a trunk out of the scraps for cables n bits..and even a small speaker cab, (waiting for a bench amp to go in it).....

No more drawer of assorted lenghts of wire, Rob?

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l90xngTPJT1qdh0kpo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on May 09, 2016, 07:56:50 AM
yep i still have that too.. ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on May 09, 2016, 10:45:04 AM
but DA (t.o.), you have no special soldering bench for the beautiful girls. which is the drawer with all the leds in?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: hylandren on May 09, 2016, 03:39:46 PM

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/WP_20160509_002.jpg)

Nice work area!
Whereas most people have a "keyboard" that slides out from under their desktop, looks like you have an actual real keyboard under there!
 :D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on May 09, 2016, 06:24:54 PM
Nice workspace, Rob!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: thermionix on May 09, 2016, 08:03:36 PM
Total disaster right now, buncha stuff going on.  Used more for amps than pedals.  Not shown is a closet full of parts.

(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p568/_BigJimSlade/DSCF1819_zpsrdawanmc.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/_BigJimSlade/media/DSCF1819_zpsrdawanmc.jpg.html)

Can you tell I'm not married?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: ~arph on May 10, 2016, 03:45:23 AM
Can you tell I'm not married?

No.. I am married and my workbench looks worse
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on May 10, 2016, 05:27:37 AM
cheers guys...

@hylandren, yep, a midi controller on a stand..

ive never liked those slidey out things, they bounce too much,

i like a stand,

i can pull it out and play with myself.. ;)

Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Hatredman on May 15, 2016, 03:34:45 PM
i can pull it out and play with myself.. ;)

Ouch!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on May 16, 2016, 10:36:47 AM
geeze, look at deadastro's post count !!!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on May 16, 2016, 04:26:29 PM
whooohooooo....oh no ive ruined it... ::)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Perrow on May 17, 2016, 02:45:09 AM
whooohooooo....oh no ive ruined it... ::)

Nah, you did that long ago ;)

Nice bench though.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: italianguy63 on May 22, 2016, 04:41:06 AM
I have finally dug out enough and gotten organized enough to work again!

Some pics of my new digs:

(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy286/italianguy63/ManCave1_zpsa3cfm6b6.jpg)

(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy286/italianguy63/ManCave2_zpsl2kn7l4m.jpg)

MC
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Cozybuilder on May 22, 2016, 07:48:38 AM
Nice! And those table lamps look perfect, my bench needs an upgrade.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: italianguy63 on May 22, 2016, 09:39:30 AM
Nice! And those table lamps look perfect, my bench needs an upgrade.

After the radiation, my sight is dim.. I need some bright light on the workspace!!   :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on May 22, 2016, 11:16:33 AM
looks like henry's chewed through those speaker cables, must be cause of those rude things you said about him.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: italianguy63 on May 22, 2016, 12:23:10 PM
looks like henry's chewed through those speaker cables, must be cause of those rude things you said about him.

Yes.  You notice he won't hold my probes anymore.   :(

I have to go up in the attic to run the wires for the speakers.  Just haven't gotten that done yet.  That is in the 5% of the house I haven't finished yet.  Soon, I hope.  I want tunes in the workroom.

MC
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bloxstompboxes on May 22, 2016, 08:47:14 PM
I have finally dug out enough and gotten organized enough to work again!

Some pics of my new digs:

(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy286/italianguy63/ManCave1_zpsa3cfm6b6.jpg)

MC

Digging the SRV strat!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: italianguy63 on May 24, 2016, 03:12:16 AM
Thanx!  It's a "PartsCaster" I built.. there is a thread in here (DIY) about it.  MC
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: alanp on October 03, 2016, 01:42:41 AM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/Gutstwohand/workspace_zpsdsehebg7.jpg) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/Gutstwohand/media/workspace_zpsdsehebg7.jpg.html)

Cheap Bastard Tone And Synth Works. I've soldered up maybe 40 to 50 guitar pedals, and 12U of 126HP of Eurorack gear on this. (Enclosures get drilled at Dad's workshop, using his drill press.)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Lothric on October 17, 2016, 12:24:38 PM
(https://s25.postimg.org/4hkh1ws57/IMG_20161017_181240282.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4hkh1ws57/)

 :icon_redface: Ohhhh Gods, I have to clean this mess, I promise but first have to finish Mesa Preamp, SCHecho & Electric Mistress  :P
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: stallik on October 17, 2016, 12:30:28 PM
That's a mess?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: battery acid on October 18, 2016, 12:54:23 AM
Jeez, everyday I open this thread I think:

"or there is something veeeeeeeery wrong with me, or with the people who post here"

Really, I am UNCAPABLE of building a pedal in such organized workbenches. Gawd, I never posted a picture of mine here because I feel ashamed by the mess, hahahahaha
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: italianguy63 on September 08, 2017, 02:59:09 PM
Running out of wall space in the Man Cave... had to hang the new Telecaster, and the Gibson Silverburst....

Stacking them now.

MC
(https://s26.postimg.org/r8ljt1ipx/Man_Cave.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/r8ljt1ipx/)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: EBK on September 08, 2017, 03:51:46 PM
Running out of wall space in the Man Cave... had to hang the new Telecaster, and the Gibson Silverburst....

Stacking them now.

MC
(https://s26.postimg.org/r8ljt1ipx/Man_Cave.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/r8ljt1ipx/)
Are you implying that I should buy those plastic tubs full of Russian germanium transistors, op amps, and broken fuzz circuits so you can hang another guitar?   :icon_wink:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: italianguy63 on September 08, 2017, 03:54:44 PM
Running out of wall space in the Man Cave... had to hang the new Telecaster, and the Gibson Silverburst....

Stacking them now.

MC
(https://s26.postimg.org/r8ljt1ipx/Man_Cave.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/r8ljt1ipx/)
Are you implying that I should buy those plastic tubs full of Russian germanium transistors, op amps, and broken fuzz circuits so you can hang another guitar?   :icon_wink:

Yes, that is EXACTLY what I am implying.

The big plastic tubs are actually shipping supplies.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: italianguy63 on September 08, 2017, 04:33:01 PM
Here is the actual "workbench" side of the man cave.. those Germaniums and OPAMPS are in THOSE bins.  Henry Rollins has been much happier since he no longer has to hold my "probes."  The wood workbench from Harbor Freight has 4 drawers to hold that stuff, along with test equipment.  Speakers on the walls to pump in tunes while I work.. A very comfortable workspace...

MC
(https://s26.postimg.org/ldjmzgsn9/Man_Cave_001.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ldjmzgsn9/)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: duck_arse on September 09, 2017, 10:45:33 AM
where do you keep your battens, itg?
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: italianguy63 on September 09, 2017, 11:15:43 AM
where do you keep your battens, itg?

With the cladding.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: stallik on January 21, 2018, 09:00:08 AM
My workbench is tucked behind the door in my music room/office. Doesn't feel as small as it looks.
Organised one drawer for resistors. Took ages to print then cut the card only to find I'd missed a load of values which now have to reside in the 'others' section. Wireless Oscope saves a bit of room but with so little space, it gets messy during a build. Or maybe that's just me :)

(http://www.stallibrass.com/images/kas/workstation2.png)

(http://www.stallibrass.com/images/kas/componentdrawer.png)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Ben N on January 23, 2018, 06:59:57 AM
Stallik, your organizational drive is impressive, but the task is Sisyphean. I have a tackle box for resistors, and put everything with the same first two bands in the same cubicle, but bagged by multiplier. So one segment includes 33R, 330, 3.3k, etc., another has 47R, 47R, 470R, etc. I find this to be a workable compromise, so that when some sundry new value shows its striped little face, I can always find it a home without angst or panic, and it's still easy to find.
BTW, your workbench amp is aptly named.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: stallik on January 23, 2018, 08:24:22 AM
Sisyphean perhaps ;) but truth be told, my eyesight is failing me especially in the small hours. Ive been making colour code mistakes recently and thought it might help. Great suggestion though in doubling up multiples, will put that into practice. Of course its entirely possible that Ive already misread the codes and filed everything in the wrong place but hey ho...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Les Turnbull on January 23, 2018, 01:40:19 PM
My collection of vintage test equipment . Must treat myself to a modern scope some time .
(https://s10.postimg.org/cenphigvp/Test_Bench_1280x720.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/cenphigvp/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/bp4x5762d/Test_bench_1280x720.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/bp4x5762d/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/6qheqohp1/Test_Bench_20.1.15_1280x960.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6qheqohp1/)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: hylandren on January 24, 2018, 09:46:17 AM
My collection of vintage test equipment . Must treat myself to a modern scope some time .
(https://s10.postimg.org/cenphigvp/Test_Bench_1280x720.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/cenphigvp/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/bp4x5762d/Test_bench_1280x720.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/bp4x5762d/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/6qheqohp1/Test_Bench_20.1.15_1280x960.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6qheqohp1/)


Holy cow!
I'm suddenly feeling very inadequate...
 :icon_redface:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: italianguy63 on January 24, 2018, 10:02:03 AM
Mad Scientist obviously.  Or kin to Paul.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on January 24, 2018, 10:17:09 AM
My workbench is tucked behind the door in my music room/office. Doesn't feel as small as it looks.
Organised one drawer for resistors. Took ages to print then cut the card only to find I'd missed a load of values which now have to reside in the 'others' section. Wireless Oscope saves a bit of room but with so little space, it gets messy during a build. Or maybe that's just me :)

(http://www.stallibrass.com/images/kas/workstation2.png)




is that the worlds largest tactile switch next to your pcb drill press? ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: stallik on January 24, 2018, 11:34:43 AM
Kinda looks like it in the photo. Its actually a fan to save me blowing away the dust
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluebunny on January 24, 2018, 12:38:20 PM
Its actually a fan to save me blowing away the dust

My first thought was to say: "you lazy tart", but on reflection, I think "how ingenious" is more fitting.  ;D
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: stallik on January 24, 2018, 12:48:12 PM
Its OK Marc, Lazy tart accepted.  ;)
Every time I blew it away, it'd come back in my eyes. This way, it goes in someone else's  :icon_evil:
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: deadastronaut on January 24, 2018, 12:55:29 PM
cool, yeah i cant stand that board dust....nasty.

thats the main reason i went over to eagle and pcbs...
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: patrick398 on November 21, 2018, 06:59:54 PM
New high tech component bins available at my local supermarket. And they come with some kind of free bean/tomato sauce combination which i don't think will take off.
(https://i.postimg.cc/f3PG50fG/IMG-0036.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/f3PG50fG)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluebunny on November 22, 2018, 03:15:49 AM
I realise that the bean/tomato sauce combination may help with shock-resistance for the parts you store in your component bins, but having to de-goop each one when you want to solder it must be a PITA??  ???
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: stallik on November 22, 2018, 04:05:17 AM
Or, solder straight through it and end up with a coating to disguise the components and an interesting working odour :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: patrick398 on November 22, 2018, 06:39:45 AM
Yes it really is a poor mans epoxy.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: dano12 on March 08, 2019, 11:08:35 AM
I posted a pic in the lounge thread and was directed here. So a few before and after pictures.

This is the space I started with. It was somebodies basement workshop that looks original to the 1951 house. Lots of fun nooks and crannies but very little actual bench space. I could fit my laptop and a few things but now really do a project.

(http://beavisaudio.com/images/bench2019/bench1_1024.png)

So to expand this, I decided to build and extension of "L" coming off the existing setup. I bought some lumber and built a top surface with lots of structural support.

(http://beavisaudio.com/images/bench2019/bench2_1024.png)

I got the top attached to the existing 2x4s on the bench and built legs on the end. Here is my significant other having sushi to test it out.

(http://beavisaudio.com/images/bench2019/bench3_1024.png)

I got the first coat of stain on it and started working on the bottom shelf which you can see in the background.

(http://beavisaudio.com/images/bench2019/bench4_1024.png)

Bottom shelf in and I built a riser with a couple of shelves for more storage.

(http://beavisaudio.com/images/bench2019/bench5_1024.png)

Ready for work!
(http://beavisaudio.com/images/bench2019/bench6_1024.png)

Still have a lot of cleanup and organizing to do, but I like how it has turned out so far :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: patrick398 on March 08, 2019, 12:04:54 PM
Looks great! I'm particularly jealous of your wire dispenser. I tried to fashion something like that out of old toilet roll tubes. Failed miserably as you can imagine.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: jdom1984 on March 09, 2019, 06:54:04 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Dm3Hw8pb/IMG-20190215-152226.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Dm3Hw8pb)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YLx1pXn8/IMG-20190217-204514.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YLx1pXn8)


lol
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bean on March 09, 2019, 07:05:10 AM
How happy am I to see Dano active again? This much!

(https://i.imgur.com/Uu2TaHn.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Morocotopo on March 12, 2019, 07:19:30 PM
The center of my bench:

(https://i.postimg.cc/tsmjFQfr/20190312-200621.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tsmjFQfr)

Circuit  tester. A piece of plywood covered with the finest vintage tolex possible (actually a leftover piece of some amp) An aluminum plate for shielding (under the green plastic) At right a box with in, out, power and bypass switch. At left an "L" piece of aluminum with holes for pots, switches, etc. A couple of protoboards and many many jumper wires.

By the way, in the little protoboard in the pic, you can see a couple of unobtainable parts: Two (yes, TWO!) CLM 8200/2s. Heh, heh, heh!!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: dano12 on March 12, 2019, 09:59:00 PM
... covered with the finest vintage tolex possible (actually a leftover piece of some amp) An aluminum plate for shielding (under the green plastic) At right a box with in, out, power and bypass switch. At left an "L" piece of aluminum with holes for pots, switches, etc. A couple of protoboards and many many jumper wires.

This is great. I typically have bought hobbyist cutting mats for the 'sacrificial' surface to protect the bench. But Tolex, well that's just plain brilliant and I will have to try it.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Ben N on March 13, 2019, 05:31:04 AM
Emptied wine glass, well, the snobbery! My bench has a beer bottle. (OK, it's half filled with water, so I don't have to run my solder station sponge to the bathroom, but still.)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Toy Sun on July 23, 2021, 02:11:44 PM
Don't hate me because I'm beautiful  :)
(https://i.postimg.cc/rzCykrnH/IMG-0271.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rzCykrnH)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: bluebunny on July 23, 2021, 05:28:42 PM
MUST.  BUILD.  MAN-CAVE.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Plexi on September 20, 2021, 12:08:39 PM
I've really love and admire how clean, organized and full of tools are those workbenches.. or I would say workshops?
Mine is a f*cking mess, things everywhere, in my old bedroom (now "present" bedroom after unemployment).. etc. Sometimes, need to unplug the solder to charge the phone, etc.
I'll promise pics when I get something closer to a "workbench"
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: amz-fx on September 20, 2021, 05:02:02 PM
Everything in its place...

(http://www.muzique.com/news/images2/bench3.jpg)

I resolved to clean up the bench in January 2018...  hasn't happened yet   :icon_rolleyes:

regards, Jack
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Ben N on October 04, 2021, 05:13:02 AM
Hurry up, Jack, the pandemic may end someday.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on October 04, 2021, 05:24:01 PM
The model for my future workbench.

(https://i.postimg.cc/RZ3fYRxT/2-CC98-EBA-8-B26-4-E9-B-B86-D-04756-FB1-B346.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: fowl on October 04, 2021, 07:20:09 PM
...the pandemic may end someday.

(https://cdn.theatlantic.com/thumbor/t-kCCDldMz4Tt9byyOtbbeATPS4=/0x226:3589x2245/720x405/media/img/mt/2015/10/RTS2V3R-1/original.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: kaycee on October 05, 2021, 03:15:31 AM
Everything in its place...

(http://www.muzique.com/news/images2/bench3.jpg)


That's a familiar looking scene  :icon_lol:

I'll raise you a greenhouse chock full of summer cuttings and a garage with 2 vintage motorcycle builds 'underway'.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Electron Tornado on November 01, 2021, 11:32:54 PM
The model for my future workbench.

(https://i.postimg.cc/RZ3fYRxT/2-CC98-EBA-8-B26-4-E9-B-B86-D-04756-FB1-B346.jpg)


Man, that's some kind of hard core ham radio shack!
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Dotoar on November 28, 2021, 05:51:13 AM
My workbench is simply my desk with the eletronics "organized" (as in stowed away in the tabletop cupboard) on the trays...

(https://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=54081&g2_serialNumber=2)

...conveniently obscured when not being worked on:

(https://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=54084&g2_serialNumber=2)


But the other half of the process, the making of the enclosures, is a different story. Obviously I didn't acquire the workshop with pedal manufacturing in mind:

(https://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=54087&g2_serialNumber=2)

But when the idea came to fruition, it became the natural base for metallurgic endeavours:

(https://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=54090&g2_serialNumber=2)

(https://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=54093&g2_serialNumber=2)

(https://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=54096&g2_serialNumber=2)


Obviously, tidiness is rarely near the top of my list of priorities when getting to work.
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: Jdansti on November 28, 2021, 01:21:41 PM
My workbench is simply my desk with the eletronics "organized" (as in stowed away in the tabletop cupboard) on the trays...

+1 on the gantry crane.  :)
Title: Re: Show Your Workbench
Post by: ElectricDruid on November 28, 2021, 05:27:30 PM
My workbench is simply my desk with the eletronics "organized" (as in stowed away in the tabletop cupboard) on the trays...

+1 on the gantry crane.  :)

Essential for moving transistors into position before soldering, I'm sure you'll agree. :)