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Bob's Shipyard - "Dry Dock" conversion
« on: August 08, 2011, 09:13:18 AM »

"Bobs Shipyard"

I hope "Dry Dock" is the best point to post this project under.  Having recently returned to model making, and despairing of achieving anything useful in short stints using the dining table (having to clear away each time), I have started converting the now disused office into a model shipyard. Clearing down loads of filing cabinets and pigeon hole stacker's etc meant many trips to the dump.
Anyway, phase one is nearly there as the new workshop conversion takes shape.

 
Two nice cheap kitchen wall units from B&Q, plus a solid pine worktop intended for detail work.  Wall mounted brackets for the boats and space for two cork boards for plans.

In progress is converting my old 9 ft x 3 ft CAD workstation bench as a full workbench, which is currently being iron-on veneered in pine to match the above.  I intend a couple more wall units over with shelving for component organiser drawer units for tools and my already accumulating stocks of tools components and paints etc.  Photo to follow soon.

Any advice on lighting would be appreciated.  I was thinking of kitchen style under-cupboard strip lighting and a magnifying lamp for close work. 
I would greatly appreciate any hints and tips from those of you who have workshops.  What best to use, how to organise it etc.  Please feel free to post your photos.
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Re: Bob's Shipyard - "Dry Dock" conversion
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 10:53:52 AM »


It looks fine as you've got it already.   :-))

Just one suggestion.   Run a batch of 13 amps sockets along the back wall. You'd be surprised how many electrical items you need connected.   %)      Here's mine.

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011, 11:19:57 AM »

Thanks Kenny.  That's quite a few sockets you have there. I was only going to put a couple in each wall, but I will take your suggestion and spread more along the length.   Having at least one 'open' shelf looks like a good idea too.   By asking for suggestions I am trying to avoid finding out what I should have thought of to include after the 'shipyard' goes operational.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2011, 11:29:13 AM »

Bob I would definitely go Kenny's route of plenty of plugs - I have 14 plugs and at the moment there is something plugged in to 11 of them.
It will be far harder to add them later.

Geoff
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011, 11:49:56 AM »

Definitely electrical sockets, I have twenty and I use them all.

I have a daylight strip light with seperate magnifying glass.

Loads of shelving is handy.

A television is a must [ Dont worry darling, you watch your programme, I will watch mine in my workshop ]. See what I mean. :-))







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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2011, 01:24:20 PM »

Hi, I am not a very tidy person but keeping the 13 amp sockets high so that the plug wire drops down saves burying them in items on the work top.
I also keep the big cardboard tubes (4 inch dia.) for storage, you can cut them in half and re-seal the ends for storing smaller lengths of tubing, dowel etc.
looking good, regards Roy
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2011, 02:19:52 PM »

I agree Roy, most cables tend to be far too long, so I have a gap down the back of the CAD workstation to take up slack.  Below shows the opposite wall measuring out the pine veneer ready to start applying. note the 'under construction' mess is temporary (tee hee!)
An area for tubes is a good idea

Richard:  That flexi-shelving system is so useful, especially as it is easy to reconfigure it just by moving the brackets. If I got a television in there hopefully it would not be limited to just forensic drama's like the big TV 'Commander In Chief Home Forces' has in the living room?  CSI, NCIS, Bones etc  Will SKY ever have a model boats channel ?



I now intend adding two more banks of sockets here, a couple of wall cupboards and shelving. Daylight strip lights under the shelving, and some under bench boxes for storage.

Two temptations I must avoid:
1) To reach a workable point where I stop work on the Shipyard and get back to some ship rigging and porthole drilling.
2)  To somehow allay domestic fears that I may be about to embark on an eight foot Schleswig Holstein pre-dreadnaught.     %)
(The window is not wide enough to get it out)   {-)
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2011, 11:33:00 PM »

How comforting to see that DickyD uses Z-poxy and the 8-cell AA charger  - is that the 7dayshop one?
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011, 12:38:30 AM »

"ooOOoH look at me and my private space, I have 300 sockets and 50million watt spot lamps !!" I cant even take a dump in my house without someone gettin under my feet! >>:-( seventh heaven for some innit your all a bunch of jammy so n so's!!  >>:-( :}

Im not jelous  ;D :P
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2011, 06:15:41 AM »

I see you have a drawing of HMAS Armidale there Richard. Your next project???

Peter.
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2011, 11:13:29 AM »

How comforting to see that DickyD uses Z-poxy and the 8-cell AA charger  - is that the 7dayshop one?

Yes it is, its excellent.

Bought 2 torches for home the other day from them.

2/Torches + 4/ C cells including postage and VAT= 3.99 THE LOT.

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=777   :-))
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2011, 11:20:39 AM »

I see you have a drawing of HMAS Armidale there Richard. Your next project???

Peter.
Had the 1/72 hull since before Christmas Peter, it's one of Steve Batcheldor's.
Havent done much, haven't been up to it.



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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2011, 02:50:46 PM »

many years ago I knocked up 4 double cupboards from 4x2, mdf and ply. they are modular and include a double 13amp socket and a vacuum socket in each. since then I have moved house a few times and they have followed me. now I have built my own workshop. It's 20'x12'x8' outside, fully insulated and sound proofed. in winter 1kW heats it ok. lighting is 10x50W halogen plus 2 magnifying lamps. 16x13A sockets. if I would change anything then I would treble everything. light, power and square footage are like clamps, you can't have too many!! since joining this site I have been amazed and humbled by the fabulous models you guys have crafted in small garden sheds, bedrooms and even kitchen tables. when I built my workshop I kept photo record of the build. would anyone be interested and if so where and in what form would I post it?
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2011, 03:11:12 PM »


Hi Jerry

We love sheds ----------  There's always plenty of interest in what the other guy has to hide away in.

There are plenty of articles on shed and workshop builds. Have a look around and join in please.

Ken

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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2011, 03:32:19 PM »

Hi

My workshop is 10mtrs x 7mtrs
Underfloor heating
Daylight lighting
Powerpoints to spare
And do know what I still can't make a decent model
So its not the workshop that makes the model
Fifie
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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2011, 05:19:04 PM »

ok ken here's a start. planning consent obtained, footings dug, services in, wood cut to size and stacked ready late november 0900 saturday morning. this is a family affair.

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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2011, 06:02:36 PM »

Ooow planning permission - I knew I had forgotten something!!

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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2011, 07:26:33 PM »

Wow Jerry, that's a serious dockyard in progress there !  Please show the complete build   O0

Fifie:  An artists studio is a retreat for inspiration and creativity.  The quality of many of the models I have seen are so drool-worthy, but that has not diminished my desire to keep improving and learn from others. The creativity and improvisation employed is often amazing, especially when built on challenging slipways.

I have yet to see a workbench equipped with a couple of yellow Harland & Wolff cranes, but having said that someone will now probably post photos, remote controlled on OO gauge tracks  . . .
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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2011, 07:44:43 PM »

ok geoff, bobk et al had a few scoops so should be more equolent now. glad to see we've started something. reading on from last post:-

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« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2011, 08:27:07 PM »

geoff as an aside, I enjoyed a lovely night in amble 2/3 years ago whilst taking mcs shakespeare from bridlington to aberdeen. the fishermen in the local were very helpful with what time I could get out next am. I added an hour as there was a bit of swell running and still touched bottom a couple of times on the way out. I don't do much around the uk but have done a fair amount of work for mcs.  took the nikki from gib to dubai, then worked on the world island project in her for three tours. unfortunately the stress of the job proved too much for me healthwise and I had to admit defeat. those guys really work hard and were very helpful and suportive to me. I cannot thank them enough. they know who they are. I was with mcs marlene to den helder for sale. my first reason for getting into modelling was making parat as I had driven her, but then I found tito neri which I was mate on when we took her from norway to venezuela and now I see there is a kit for marlene so realised I couldn't afford to keep up. all my life I have loved steam, the sound, the smell, the taste the sensation of heat on your face. It's really alive, so I have ordered the TVR1ABB and am continually listening for the postie or courier. I have a delivery about the 18th from cheoy lee shipyard Hongkong to Panama via Honolulu and will take the instructions with me!!

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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2011, 04:07:12 AM »

Hi Dickie
Looks more like one of Steves 1:50 scale hulls, 1100 mm. long rather than 800 mm.
I like the rudders.
Have you chosen a name yet to add to the list?
   "Armidale Class Patrol Boat - Names Register"
If you want more detail plans, send me a pm.
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2011, 10:52:15 PM »

near the end of saturday

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« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2011, 10:57:06 PM »

sunday evening, losing light. one big wooden box with a butyl rubber roof glued on. all the family helpers scarpered and left me on my own to finish workshop over the next 5 weeks.

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« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2011, 11:09:04 PM »

Looks nice & cosy Jerry  O0
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« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2011, 11:14:23 PM »

Hi Dickie
Looks more like one of Steves 1:50 scale hulls, 1100 mm. long rather than 800 mm.
I like the rudders.
Have you chosen a name yet to add to the list?
   "Armidale Class Patrol Boat - Names Register"
If you want more detail plans, send me a pm.
Hi Brian, definitely 1:72 scale. Dont know which one its going to be yet. Will do some more when I am up to it.
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