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pic of your build rooms
« on: August 28, 2015, 05:55:42 pm »

hi any one got pic of the room or place you build your boats i have half of are small back bedroom i have built a bench that is 7ft long 2 ft wide looking for ideas how do it
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2015, 06:19:59 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2015, 06:56:00 pm »

that is a neat idea ,wish I could be like that ,,very good you have shown it ,thanks . {:-{
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2015, 09:20:09 pm »

hi any one got pic of the room or place you build your boats i have half of are small back bedroom i have built a bench that is 7ft long 2 ft wide looking for ideas how do it

Well Spike, you have adequate space to build even large models on that size bench if you use your noggin. More importantly, is where you will store your tools, timber, building materials, paints adhesives and all the other stuff we have to accumulate for our hobby. I suggest you can use as many shelves as you can erect, also allowing space for some models. You might have to restrict yourself to smaller models to start with, but will gain experience and learn how to make the most of your restricted space.My bench is 8 feet x 2 feet and I have built and refurbished many large models on it, including a 52" USS Missourri so you can do it! I keep power tools to a minimum and it is surprising what you can do with a good Dremel and attachments.
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Re: pic of your build rooms
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 10:52:31 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2015, 01:16:04 am »

CMB has them, and most of their range of models
http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/occre-workstation.html




also plenty on ebay

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Re: pic of your build rooms
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2015, 07:10:46 am »

Here is mine, but it isn't as big as it looks.   The hull on the desk is sixteen inches long!
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2015, 09:59:06 am »

We have (in reality she has  :} )  a hobby room. I'm allowed this corner of it, the rest is given over to watercolour and other arty stuff. As you can see the space is tiny but usable, storage in plastic boxes underneath. I'm supposed to store everything underneath, clear the bench and put my present build on it each time I finish. It never happens as the ship is longer than the workbench  {-)

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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2015, 11:46:31 pm »

This is the Linkspan Models HQ for the time being.......
 
Pic 1 is of the moulding and fittings prep bench with all the casting materials and vacuum pump and chamber to hand...........
 

 
Pic 2 is the workbench for the build of the plugs. In addition, all the dusty work of cutting and sanding occurs here..........
 

 
And pic 3 is of the 'general' workbench area where other building and detail work is carried out..........
 

 
As can be seen, a general tidy up is needed!!!! And those bikes need to be removed......... It will need to be done soon as we are placing an order for a new laser-cutting machine for delivery in October - Christmas will come early!!!!  %%

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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2015, 01:03:33 am »

And here is possibly the untidiest work shop about (this is after a 2 hour tidy up). The boat is a Robbe "San Diego" being built with twin jet drives (I love a challenge), gulp ok2
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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2015, 08:29:32 pm »

love pic wife letting me have a 8x6 shed so anyone got pics of there shed would be very helpfull thanks
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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2015, 08:34:05 pm »

Make sure your mancave is insulated and that the planks are not cracked or can in any way allow our little furry friends in to chew your wiring and the like.



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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2015, 08:50:53 pm »

Well, my man-cave is 8x8 Spike and it's my wee bit of heaven. But I do miss my 8x10 at the last house! As I said before - you cannot have enough shelves! Bob.

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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2015, 12:13:20 am »

I do like the 'if you can't find it look in here' plastic box  {-) .... Derek

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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2015, 12:19:45 am »

I do like the 'if you can't find it look in here' plastic box  {-) .... Derek


I have a drawer marked the same  :embarrassed:
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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2015, 08:09:08 am »

Is that a euphonium behind the lost bits box?
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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2015, 12:39:50 pm »

Now to show the other side of the coin so to speak.
My workspace....in dire need of sorting.
I only retired last year and after catching up with all the jobs that needed catching up on, my wife decided that I needed a new hobby and kindly allowed me to purchase a Vosper Fireboat that had been built back in the early 70's and was in need of a complete makeover, I also have a RTR RNLI Severn in need of a new motor/motors, and a couple of ducks to play with.......
My space is 18' x 8' and needs some real tidying up and sorting before the builds can really start, need to insulate the roof and have a general good clear out.
Equipment in the shed consists of a 10" table saw, 8" chopsaw, hobby bandsaw, small pillar drill, 6" grinder, all the usual electric hand tools, an Axminster M950 wood turning lathe and a Grayson metal turning lathe..............................now all I need is a lot of patience and knowhow.

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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2015, 01:22:09 pm »

Two photos of my workshop. A purpose built insulated structure bought when we moved here as we weren't allowed to convert the integral garage. Still not enough room to store all my models {:-{


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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2015, 03:39:11 pm »

OK, hands up all those too embarrassed to show their workspaces.  Me, me!!

Oh, alright then, if you insist....



On the right is my steam launch currently in dry dock with engine removed.  It is actually sitting on my router table, a tool I use infrequently but is so much better than a hand held router, especially on small sections.  On the left is a bandsaw with my home built airboat sitting on the table (weedy ponds no problem now!).  On the floor is my Victoria in its stand on its transom, and on the bench is the current project, a Legend Model Boats "Miss Severn".  The drill press behind the launch is used mostly with a drum sander and home made table for those sexy curves.  The bench at the far end under the cupboards is covered in junk that I cannot bring myself to throw away.   ok2

Here's a shot from the other direction - in the distance you can see the Bat 1 land yacht, made famous on this site by Martin's thread.   The BAT is sitting on a pile of wood (which will come in useful one day, honest guv) which itself is sitting on my planer/thicknesser.  Another tool rarely used, but when you need it, nothing else will do.



I am going to tidy up soon.  Next week.  Or maybe the week after.  Well, one day, when I fit some more shelves and cupboards.  {-) {-) {-)

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« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2015, 04:05:32 pm »

Usually it looks like this:











Currently it looks like this:

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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2015, 05:46:29 pm »


I spy, with my little eye, something beginning with ..... BAT1 !!
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« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2015, 05:53:03 pm »


Hey Tom, let me know if the Blue Star ever comes up for sale...
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« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2015, 05:56:17 pm »


Hey Tom, let me know if the Blue Star ever comes up for sale...
:-)

I was thinking of putting it up for sale now you mention it....
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« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2015, 06:10:07 pm »

I fear a psychiatrist would have a field day with us lot.  Why are so many of us apparently incapable of keeping a neat, clean bench?  I  know, what we want is always to hand (really??  %) ) but I admit to a deep envy and admiration for those whose workshops look like they could host open heart surgery or assemble the next Mars probe.  I will be like that one day......  O0 O0




No, of course I won't. Who am I kidding ?   {-) {-) {-)



I spy, with my little eye, something beginning with ..... BAT1 !!



Ah, yes, hidden away in the back there.  I did give your thread a plug in my text (perhaps you only look at the pictures?  %) ).  Time to get the dust blown off I think!
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