Ugly (Or Not) Workbench Photo Thread

JimJ Aug 3, 2015

  1. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    67F61D9D-EAEB-4690-91B2-4394F5A9BECF.jpeg I've seen some super work benches with organized spaces for tools and such but I seem to do my best work while in the middle of chaos and clutter with the pieces of various projects spread out. Here's a candid photo of what I've got going right now. How about you all?
     
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  2. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Who let you into my house? LOL. Yep, I never understand how people keep their areas clean, or are all photos staged. It is like under-layout photos, too. I'm lucky there aren't monsters breeding down there!
     
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  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    This was 9 years ago. The computer with the CRT is gone but not much else has changed. Just more stuff piled up where the computer was.
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  4. JimJ

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    I like your vise, light and optivisor! I need to get me some of those. Nice storage bins as well.
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'm running up the white flag right now. Jim has me beaten by miles. :) I should not have tidied up recently, but even then I could not compete.
     
  6. ArtinCA

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    [​IMG]

    Not too long after I got it installed. Currently it's covered with a 1/35th scale Oshkosk MRAP personal carrier..
     
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  7. BoxcabE50

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    Almost looks barren, without the mess it had a short while back....

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  8. JimJ

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    Now that's a nice set up. Nothing ugly there. Nice collection of clamps. I've got a few clothes pins.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    Drawer to the right of my chair is full of clamps. Also has a vice on a bracket which fits into slides under the bench, left side of the drawer.

    White wooden bar pops out easily. Keeps stuff from rolling off the work surface, and also holds the bottom edge of my drafting board.
     
  10. WPZephyrFan

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    001.JPG This is my work space. I call it "the dining table". ;)
     
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  11. WPZephyrFan

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    Is that "pizza kit" a craftsman kit or a shake the box?
     
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  12. Grey One

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    Nice thread. :) but interesting. I'd show you mine but at the moment it is an empty dining room table.
     
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  13. subwayaz

    subwayaz TrainBoard Member

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    Neat thread, but it's all in what makes you comfortable while working. I like that part
     
  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Here is how it looks today, nine years later. Added a drop down spice rack under the main work area to hold rulers and other measuring devices and large files. A Dremil drill press on the right and just more stuff.
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  15. BoxcabE50

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    Also, on the left side of the left upper drawer, (end barely visible), there is a slide out built using PVC tubes, full of brass, styrene strips, etc.
     
  16. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    This started out as a fun kind of joke but I've learned some helpful things and useful ideas so far. Funny how that works.
     
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  17. BoxcabE50

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    I agree. I've been studying the photos for ideas.
     
  18. Rocket Jones

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    My work space varies from complete disaster area to immaculately organized, depending on current projects. The primary difference is that mine is a stand-up work desk.
     
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  19. Hardcoaler

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    This is a fun thread. I envy the space some of y'all have. Here's my space on an old desk with a pegboard surround. It's usually not this clean! I've found that good lighting is increasingly important as we age.

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  20. BoxcabE50

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    It does look very functional.

    Isn't that the truth! :(
     

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