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italianguy63

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #580 on: January 24, 2018, 10:02:03 AM »
Mad Scientist obviously.  Or kin to Paul.
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deadastronaut

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #581 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 :)






is that the worlds largest tactile switch next to your pcb drill press? ;D
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stallik

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #582 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
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bluebunny

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #583 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
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stallik

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #584 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:
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deadastronaut

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #585 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...
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patrick398

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #586 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.


bluebunny

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #587 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??  ???
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stallik

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #588 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 :)
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patrick398

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #589 on: November 22, 2018, 06:39:45 AM »
Yes it really is a poor mans epoxy.

dano12

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #590 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.



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.



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.



I got the first coat of stain on it and started working on the bottom shelf which you can see in the background.



Bottom shelf in and I built a riser with a couple of shelves for more storage.



Ready for work!


Still have a lot of cleanup and organizing to do, but I like how it has turned out so far :)

patrick398

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #591 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.

jdom1984

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #592 on: March 09, 2019, 06:54:04 AM »





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bean

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #593 on: March 09, 2019, 07:05:10 AM »
How happy am I to see Dano active again? This much!


Morocotopo

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #594 on: March 12, 2019, 07:19:30 PM »
The center of my bench:



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 8200/2īs. Heh, heh, heh!!
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dano12

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #595 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.

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Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #596 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.)

Toy Sun

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #597 on: July 23, 2021, 02:11:44 PM »
Don't hate me because I'm beautiful  :)


bluebunny

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #598 on: July 23, 2021, 05:28:42 PM »
MUST.  BUILD.  MAN-CAVE.
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Plexi

Re: Show Your Workbench
« Reply #599 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"
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