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your work benches?
crossrifles
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 02:58 AM UTC
OK so i have been trying to find some where on the site photos of everyone work area's. so is there such a place. a place that everyone in here shows off their work areas or disaster area! planning on building an area of my own that i have in the basement. pretty large area to and the wife wants it to be a finished room. so i will have my man cave and be able to put my love me wall up as well. so is there a place for workshop photos? thanks...
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 03:10 AM UTC
This subject pops up every now and then. I guess there is no harm in doing another one, here is mine.







Erik
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 03:17 AM UTC
Erik, that is an awsome work shop. I do not have quite that much room but close to it. gives me some good ideas. you have a great work area. and i suppose that you have a diferent location for finished projects?
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 04:11 AM UTC
Use the search function and try mancave, work area, work bench, work space. There's a bunch of threads with Pics.

my mancave: http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h23/mdlbldrmatt135/Hobby%20room/
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 08:35 AM UTC
heres mine!
for Games, Models, and TV


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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 09:05 AM UTC
That looks awfully dangerous with the keyboard right next to all the modeling concoctions. Ever have any spills?
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 09:12 AM UTC
nope no major spills lol!!
anyways, its the only place in the house i can reallu use.
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 09:27 AM UTC
Matt and Erik!
I hate you guys! Im soooo jealous you guys have all that space.
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 01:17 PM UTC
Erik, does a cocktail waitress come with the room,fridge, and lounge booth?
Inquiring minds would like to know about you Norwegians...........
Rick
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 01:21 PM UTC
Erik, every time this topic comes up and you post a photo of your work area, I make a point of showing it to the wife. Matt, I showed her yours too. Maybe one day....

James, you've turned out some fantastic work for such a small work space!

Right now I work on an old roll-top desk that I picked up from use furniture place. I'm hoping to add a separate desk for painting soon, since the roll-top is pretty cramped. I don't have any photos of my set up, but if I get the new paint desk then I'll be sure to snap a few.

Michael
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2009 - 12:37 AM UTC
The Joys of a "small" basement....... The Apt my ex & I rented I actually used a 36" wide 8' deep closet as a hobby room after my son was born.
Erik67
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2009 - 02:57 AM UTC

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does a cocktail waitress come with the room,fridge, and lounge booth?



Hmmmm, that might be an idea for the next upgrade...
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2009 - 09:08 AM UTC
Some really nice caves there... Allright, here's mine, it's about 6 months old... No TV, no PC and no waitress, but I love it anyway...




To the left is the library and behind the photographer (that would be me!) is the built cabinet.

Cheerio!
Stef
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 - 03:37 AM UTC
Some good stuff there. once i get my Cave done i will put up some PIC's. got a few ideas from some of these PIC's. thanks. now i got to get to work on the room.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 - 11:40 AM UTC

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James, you've turned out some fantastic work for such a small work space!



Thanks Michael!
Cuhail
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Posted: Monday, October 26, 2009 - 06:32 PM UTC

Benches are what we make them. We make them fit what we need them to do.
When I first moved into the house I live it now, I whipped up a good corner starter:
(Circa-2002)


Over time, it evolved...I made the cabinet-supported benchtop and ditched the conference table.

(Circa 2004)


Now, it's good and cozy. I have things around me I need and use and distractions galore!
(Circa 2008)



Glad to share,
Cuhail
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Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 01:14 AM UTC
Here is mine...

Its a closet in my apartment right next to the laundry closet.. its got a whopping 4 feet by 3 feet of space.. course when you figure out the height I have a huge (if my math is right).. 80 cubic square feet of space to use..







Cuhail
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Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 01:22 AM UTC

Delbert, man, you've been working out of that closet for years! Props, brotha!
I'll tell ya what, it just shows all too well what I said about our benches are as good as we need them, huh?

Right on,
Cuhail
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Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 05:06 AM UTC
having no real work space ( ) i settle for tamiya's work stand
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Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 02:00 PM UTC
Here is my workbench...The craft table was hijacked from my wife and has become my table to airbrush on. Kit stash is in the basement.



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Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 01:27 AM UTC
Well heres a messy one to mix it up a bit !

I've been away working , and frantically try to finish something on my break , fly back to work tommorrow .
casualmodeler
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Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 06:14 AM UTC
My "workbench" on one side of our livingroom. Little changes has happened after this photo, got a little cabinet for paints, brushes, etc.. but the table is same. Table is smaller than the box of 1/16 KT in length, thats why the " ". I so envy you guys, who have a whole room for your hobby.



You see....

SSGToms
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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2009 - 06:51 AM UTC
Over the years I've found that no matter how big I make my bench, I wind up doing the actual work on a one square foot space in front of me. This is my Grandfather's drafting table, over 100 years old, surrounded by my cabinets. I can reach everything needed to build, paint, and display a model without moving.


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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2009 - 10:30 AM UTC
Hi Matt:
What are, and where did you get the two lamps that are sitting on the right and left side of the table. They look very interesting, I would like to see if they would help my desk. BTW nice work area.

Robert
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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2009 - 01:02 PM UTC
Matt, I totally agree......currently, i'm using a space in the spare bedroom but i've found that SWMBO keeps stuffing junk in there in an effort to get me out of the room......

here's a question, so we spend many hours in the happy place.....so what chair do you use? i've been searching for that perfect, soft, comfy, supportive throne for a while now and havent really found "it" yet....ive seen some people using a wooden chair and cant figure how one turns out after 3 hours on that mother
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