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    Episode 57 - Talking shop with Fred!

    Episode 57 - Talking shop with Fred
    Released: January 13th, 2017


    Join Steve, Kevin and our good friend Fred Provost as we discuss building a workshop. Maker spaces to small work bench and building on your kitchen table. Whatever you got as a work area, find out how the guys get ideas and build the perfect workshop!

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    Stuck in Sunny FL FlyingMonkey's Avatar
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    I didn't always have the space I do now...

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    Skill Collector rockyboy's Avatar
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    Thanks for a great episode guys! All the workshop talk inspired me to do a quick video of some of the storage and setup I have in my workshop, as well as discuss my 'mobile dining room table workshop in a suitcase' setup.

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    Stuck in Sunny FL FlyingMonkey's Avatar
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    I love the suitcase!

    The clutter... not as much.

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    Stuck in Sunny FL FlyingMonkey's Avatar
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    Anyone else have shop pictures to share? Steve needs some ideas.

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    I need to clean mine up, so give me a day or month to post something better. Ha

    Mine is a small, unheated, one car garage that is full of woodworking tools with airplanes laying and hanging everywhere. It is due for a major overhaul as I have some woodworking projects that need to be completed, so I need to better organize the plane items. The mess started as lack of time, which prevents completing projects in one session. I tend to leave projects out for easy access when I can steal away 30-60 minutes to do builds/repairs but can't take time (or the weather) to fly.

    I have two main areas for scratch builds.

    GARAGE/WORKSHOP

    The most used is in the garage/workshop. I have an old hollow core door setting on sawhorses and a chair that I set up in the middle. This works well as I can leave it out and also set it aside when needed. It often stays out and in use.

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    This is how it often looks (this was after unloading car from FF15), note lathe.
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    The workshop has cabinets around with shallow table tops to hold tools and projects. There is a main very sturdy work bench made from a solid core door remnant with recycled 4x4 posts and sheaves underneath at standing height.
    (picture here later)


    CRAFTROOM

    The other work area is a craft area that has kitchen counter type layout.The space was a second kitchen in the house that was outdated and damaged in a sewer pipe collapse under the floor. I redid as a food pantry and craft area to be more useful to our family. I can't leave this area covered for very long with a project as it tends to bother a certain significant other if they can't use it too.

    This is a time lapse build I did in the space.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-_pAFOOHJI&t=4s




    I will add some more pics as I clean in the near future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
    I love the suitcase!

    The clutter... not as much.
    A clean workshop is a sign of a sick mind.

    Honestly, the clutter is getting to me too. I just don't want to take time away from all the cool projects I want to finish, and I really don't want to throw anything away to make more space. As soon as I throw something out, I'm sure I'll need it.

    Maybe I need to make some of those DTFB organizer units for the balsa and covering... getting those under control would be a good step, and it would use up some of the foam board scraps too...
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    Folding card table

    I use a plastic folding card table I purchased at WalMart years ago and cardboard boxes for storage of parts and tools. The table is very flat, hot glue doesnt stick to it and I can put my work area away within minutes! I also use a building board and cutting matt for precision.

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    Too many airplanes and not enough time...

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