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#61 hotrod4ever

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:14 AM

I have an old wood teacher's desk on one side of my hobby room (former bedroom)  and an Ikea table on the other side.  Both are full of stuff and messy of course!  All four walls are adorned with Ikea shelves to hold mostly kits (about 600+) and some builds (lots started, not enough finished).   However,  these days I seem to build in the family room,  in front of the big screen tv,  using a portable computer desk and a couple of tv trays..( I like to spread things out!)  



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:16 PM

Here's mine, two tool boxes with out the wheels and a 10 foot kitchen counter top.  I have it set up for two so my Grandson can build with my.
 
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:46 AM

I had a pretty good worktop area when I started out in my Las Vegas home...but it soon got covered with "everything else".  Two 30" X 96" tops, plus computer desk, plus a 24" X 60" side shelf became a holding area for everything that came into the room.  :(  I found myself taking my stuff out to the kitchen eating area table (36 X 72) to build on.....but you can imagine how that worked out.  :P

 

So....with our move to NorCal I started over in my new hobby/office room.  I built special shelving for all the built models and diecasts I like to display so I won't be tempted to put them on the "work" top surfaces.  If I ever get everything finished, put away, put in place, and cleared off I'll be good to go.  So far, I've set up a 75" X 30" primary worktop with shelving in front for tools and parts.  Behind that (as I turn my chair around), I have a cool top space that's 36" X 49", supported by two 36 X 36 hobby desks that each have a full width drawer.  I got these from Goodwill for about $15(?) each.  They face each other so I can work from either side.  Alongside that there is my computer desk (24" X 60") and an added top over shelves that's 18" X 60".  That center-of-the-room area is a total of 29.5 square FEET.  Does that sound like enough (total of 9 + 29.5 = 28.5 square feet...plus the individual shelves under and over). 

 

So, the question is...........how long will it take to fill the top space with so much stuff that I can't build a model on any of it? 

 

No pics yet, but I might take some of this evolving work in progress.    If I can maintain any of my sanity while I figure out how to get this set up, I'll take a few pics as i go.  It's a darn good thing I have a wife who acknowledges my need to be OCD about my work areas.  Of course, there is a price.  ;)


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:50 AM

I have alot of table space but the area for associated stuff is alot bigger. One area has about 30 moving boxes of models and diecasts, another is more boxes, maybe 30 more for G scale trains, 3 -6' tall 4' wide shelves, 2- 6'6' x 3' shelves, Craftsman work table , roll around 3 drawer cabinet, a 6'x3' storage cabinet,  and that's not all. It's hideous.  It grows a little every year. About every 6 to 8 months I spend a day organizing.  At one point I spent 8 - 5 hr days touching everything in my basement and sorting and re arranging things to get to a basic giant basement set up for all my stuff. I have a big basement. It's the man cave but none of that decoration stuff. It's all good useable items. I don't keep 300 plastic milk jugs on the floor like a guy I know who's a hoarder. If the price is right I'll sell anything down there except a few of my guitars.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:33 PM

I have about 15 sq ft of workbench of that about 10" of workspace lol

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:38 PM

Wait...I thought they say size doesn't matter... :mellow:



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:41 PM

Not big enough

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:57 PM

Hi everyone here is the joke of the day as of now while the weather is cold my work space is what used to be a keyboard shelf that sits over the restroom sink. But once the weather breaks and warms up then I have a 4' W x 2.5' D x 4' H and I have a compressor that sits inside of the cabinet so when I'm working there is a 20" box fan that sits over the compressor + it helps draw down that fine mist of paints.  



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:07 AM

Not as big as I'd like!
 
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

"Wait...I thought they say size doesn't matter... "

 

 

the guy at the hobby shop only tells you that so you'll buy more kits



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

To small, and it also doubles as the photo booth area, so of course when its photo time, I have to clear it,  such a pain



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:36 PM

This is my small working area, I am happy with it however. I have the window right next to the paint booth to let all the fumes out, i also have my wireless speaker to play some music when im in the mood.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:10 AM

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Here's my workbench. It came with the house as well as built in wood shelving on the back wall. The bench is in 1 of 2 rooms in the finished basement that I store models in. My spray booth is also in this room. I have a lot of parts because I've been doing this a long time. The bench is hardly ever this cleaned off. I do a lot of my building on a TV tray in the living room so my wife doesn't feel abandoned.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:42 AM

I'm a closet modeler :lol:

 

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I also repair electronic devices and handload ammo in there.

 

No distractions and everything is close at hand ;)



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:42 AM

I'm a closet modeler :lol:

 

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I also repair electronic devices and handload ammo in there.

 

No distractions and everything is close at hand ;)

thats a great work station. but Dude you realy hafta wash your socks better. :D



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:12 AM

thats a great work station. but Dude you realy hafta wash your socks better. :D

 

LOL

 

Everyone always mentions the sock. :D



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:08 PM

Wow George, that is very nice, I think you are better stocked then some LHS are



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:04 AM

I think George has the ideal set up, wow man..



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:31 AM

No matter how big it is it will never be big enough.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 05:01 AM

Nice place there George. Would love to have an area like that....

 

This is my area that I haven't sat at in over two years. I use the computer desk upstairs more than anything.

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Behind my chair. Tight quarters....

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