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 Posted: Mon Jul 13th, 2015 10:52 pm
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Herb: this was one of those "one size fits nobody" ideas... Jose.



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 Posted: Sun Nov 1st, 2015 03:26 pm
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I like your design and I know how strong such desires can be. But let me tell about my own experience which, of course, don't need to be the same for others.

For many, many years I had not the tiome, the space nor the money for even think about model railroading and made thousands of drawings of what I would like to have.
I was a bit lucky and one day y've got some room, free time and a few cents.

I have live in a (for Dutch standards) big appartment. One room is used as workplace. I have there a 2'8" X 9'6"workbench and a second one 2' X 5' part of which is occupied by a spray both.
I have also, downstairs, a 10'X 9' box where I have the woodworking stuff.
When I started building my current portable layout i ended occupying the whole living room which in four years has taken the look of a workplace. A 4'round table is the place where I actually model because it is beside the layout!

Of course I enjoy that all but Claus Nielsen, a friend doing excellent also 1/35 scale modelling pointed he do all his work on a small table since he noticed that adding flat surfaces mean too fast one is going to accupy them all and end working in a small space.

That made me recall other times and situatrions and I realised the only truly 'ideal'workplace is the one you alkready have, doesn't matter how aboundant of limited it is.
Why?
Because the main thing at modelling is not the stuff but one's true presence. All the rest is really anecdotal.
Nice stuff is nice. But nice is nice, not joy.
Joy is only inside us and we can invest it in whatever we do, doesn't matter of the circumstances. :us:


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 Posted: Sun Nov 1st, 2015 03:42 pm
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Daniel:
I've been doing models for over 40 years, had all sorts of workbenches. But for some reason ALL the modelling was ALWAYS done on a roughly 1 sq ft area (with inwards protruding irregularly shaped edges) surrounded by mostly empty shelves. Like the plateau of a scale Mount Trashmore.
BTW I did not design it, just scanned from an OLD magazine. Jose.

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Hmm... I see...So you mean you have been having lots of fun for 40 years and you dream a way to change that...?

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.... just trying to mess everybody else's way of life... Jose.



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I like that a LOT. I would have to have a 'wiper' attached to the back of the chair and rig the chair to turn only one way. That way the bench is self cleaning... or something... :glad:



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I have this dream of converting all of my garage/shop into a model building shop.

It is currently configured to build an airplane (yeah, 12"=1'). The airplane project went on hold last winter when funds ran short (know anybody who needs 38 wing ribs, 8 compression struts and six Piper-style aileron hinges?), but I was still puttering in the shop.

However, it is as it was when I walked out of it on February 27th at the start of a family crisis.

Nothing has happened in there since except it has accumulated "stuff" that couldn't find a home anywhere else and got dumped in the shop.

Time is still a very scarce commodity, but the day will come ...

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I am often introducing changes to my workbench(es, mostly unexpectedly.
A few days ago I've found in the trash, a 'lazy susan' and brought it home thinking it could be the base for sometyhing interesting.
Here what I've found

DSC00562 by d.caso, on Flickr

and here the result:

DSC00600 by d.caso, on Flickr

DSC00602 by d.caso, on Flickr

DSC00604 by d.caso, on Flickr

DSC00603 by d.caso, on Flickr

DSC00607 by d.caso, on Flickr

NOw, after building it, I realize my eyes won't allow me to do so much with the small files in the future so I 've decided to let only the half dozen I can use evry now and then and modify the rest of the hanging boatds for knives, handvises, and all other tools I use daily.

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A couple of things I forgot to mention:

1)
The rotating 'tower' offers a lot of space for tools and materials but using only a minimal space of your workbench.

2)
If you have the materials and can build a taller one you will multiply the above advantage and have several rows of tools at hand reach without accupying even an extra square inch.

Daniel



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