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Anyone make any changes to their workbench or shop?  Any new members want to share you hobby area?   My bench I built in 2012 was getting a bit rickety and worn.  The top was stool height an

This is a different type of work bench. I built it for my woodworking projects. It's primarily an assembly table with space below for all my hand/power tools. It also is the proper height to be used a

I built this a while back and ive been happy with it's design and function. It's built out of 2x stock and plywood. It was a fun project to practice cutting bird's mouth, half lap, and brid

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The amp in the foreground is my "project" amp.  I found an old (early 50s) Simpson PA tube amp, stripped it to the chassis and transformers and I am trying to turn it into a Fender Bassman early version.  Behind is a Sovtek MIG-50 amp that I have replaced all the controls on and now will re-build the power supply with larger caps.  Jim
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Ok, here's Mark's workbench, 2.0...

 

First, a special thanks to James (Retriever) and Dennis. They sent me a distortion analyzer (top shelf, far right) out of the goodness of their hearts. Then I sent James a link to a tone generator that I was thinking of buying (because I'm tired of using my iPad for that), and he says "I'll just send you a spare one I have here"! (It's the narrower unit, next to the pioneer receiver). Then I asked for advice on a good bench top meter, and Dennis sent me a link to the unit sitting in the middle of the lower white shelf - it was right on my budget, AND recently professionally calibrated. A sincere thank you to both of you!!

 

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I have a basic basement workshop set up for model building, general repairs and small projects.
I can handle carpentry, electrical*, sheet metal, light plumbing and I'm pretty good with an air brush.
(*limited to bending conduit, pulling wire, installing outlets/fixtures, and replacing components)
 
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All the essentials including the MXR!
I traded Kevin (kve777) a recapped M-1.5t for that refurbished MXR-130 a few years ago.
I like that the receiver takes up very little space while replacing a stack of components.
With a DTL-50 attached it provides tunes (essential to my existence) and signals for bench testing.

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Some nice setups ... I envy the room some of you folk have to play around in. Me, I'm in an old cottage style with around 1200 square feet total, so it can get a bit tricky.
 
 Anyway ... tada! Here's my basement workshop. Around 8 foot square is all, but it gets the job done.
 
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If it looks a bit disorganized, it's only because it is. Here I was in the throes of building a custom tube amp. If you look closely, you may spot little clumps of hair I tore out trying to get the meter circuit to work.  ;-}
 
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Another view, looking around the corner ...
 
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I can access both this and the table shown in the last pic at the same time with a quick spin of the bar stool.
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And across the way ...
 
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That's more an overflow area than anything. Good place to park a project when I hit a snag or am waiting for parts. I always put a unit on a board so they're easy enough to move if necessary. The main bench has a lazy susan type heavy duty turntable - drop the project board on that and gives good access to all sides. 
 
PS ... don't mind me ... just building up my post count.  <G>
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You guy`s are killing me here. happy0009.gif I can`t even begin to get to my work bench for all the woodworking equipment on, around and below it. Man you guy`s have some Amazing spaces Mark,Gene and Dennis.

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This is the workbench in my garage:

 

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And in case you are trying to figure out why there are three holes in it:

 

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It's too cold to be out there for very long in the winter, so my TFM-35X refurb was done on my "other" workbench (a.k.a. the dining room table):

 

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I had a 3/4" thick piece of cardboard down so I didn't scratch the hell out of it. Worked pretty well actually...the garage is used more for automotive projects anyway.

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I built this a while back and ive been happy with it's design and function.

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It's built out of 2x stock and plywood. It was a fun project to practice cutting bird's mouth, half lap, and bridle joints.

 

 

 

 

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That is a good design for working on electronics. Fortunately, you have the space to do such a bench. Will you have some shelving above the bench?

 

   I won't even send along a photo of my 'work space' since it is more of a pile up than anything, barely able to do one job at a time. This is due to space limitations as well as disorganization. 

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44 minutes ago, 4krow said:

Will you have some shelving above the bench?

I haven't decided and fallen into analysis paralysis. I mostly use the bench for prepping my audio recording gear, so I should come up with a design that would facilitate that.

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I won't even send along a photo of my 'work space' since it is more of a pile up than anything

If I were home, I'd send you a pic of the current state of my bench. It has also devolved into a pile of miscellaneous parts and cables.

 

44 minutes ago, 4krow said:

Fortunately, you have the space to do such a bench

I am fortunate. When I remodeled the house, I made the garage as big as possible.  IIRC I think the bench measures roughly 14' x 3'.

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Here is my setup. A simple setup for refurbing my own gear. Gear is to the right that needs refurbed, can’t see in the pic. Yes @BarryG that is your TL3200 about to get a recap. It still works great, just refurbing due to age. Test equipment is in the cabinets along with books and soldering equipment, and spare parts......grin

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24 minutes ago, Dadvw said:

Here is my setup. A simple setup for refurbing my own gear. Gear is to the right that needs refurbed, can’t see in the pic. Yes @BarryG that is your TL3200 about to get a recap. It still works great, just refurbing due to age. Test equipment is in the cabinets along with books and soldering equipment. 

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I like that! Re-Purposed kitchen cabinets with a laminate top?

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58 minutes ago, 4krow said:

But really guys, shouldn't we just go all the way and have Italian Marble benchtops? 💰

Hmm-non conductive,hard,won't burn from a hot iron,solder pops right off,non permeable so paint and glues clean right up, and coffee spills dont stain --Hmmmm

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3 hours ago, oldtexasdog said:

I like that! Re-Purposed kitchen cabinets with a laminate top?

Those were already in the garage when I bought the house. The whole setup was. I just repurposed them for my electronics......grin

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