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Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« on: October 05, 2011, 04:32:49 am »
I love this sort of thing. A new "clean slate" and the first page of a new chapter. I can't wait to see the new place!

Dave, in order that we might give an informed opinion of what you should have in your new lab (and where), is there any chance you could show us the floor plan? The sales PDF might do, but I understand if you want to keep some details private. Someone could probably convert it into Sketch Up format and we can have a bit of fun placing benches, power, lighting etc. I can do it in 3DStudio Max, but that is probably a bit of overkill...

Regarding Makerbots/Repraps: Is it only me who can see the Emperor's New Clothes? After viewing many YouTube videos, the resolution is horrible, they are clunky and slow, and just can't compare with a 5-axis (and in many cases a 3 axis) miller.

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Re: Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 10:39:24 am »
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5.77m deep, 6.55 wide on the back wall, with a fire hose reel cupboard on the front right corner (maybe 2sqm), plus the pilars as you can see (and another one behind the fire cupboard I think.

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Re: Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 12:49:16 am »
I shouldn't have tempted fate  :-X

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Re: Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 03:56:10 am »
I shouldn't have tempted fate  :-X

Yep, the duchebag pulled out at the last minute, just as we weer about to hand over the deposit.
Just changed his mind, now wants to keep it for his super fund.
I'm pissed  >:(

Back to square one searching...

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Re: Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 07:31:01 am »
I shouldn't have tempted fate  :-X

Yep, the duchebag pulled out at the last minute, just as we weer about to hand over the deposit.
Just changed his mind, now wants to keep it for his super fund.
I'm pissed  >:(

Back to square one searching...

Dave.

You was going to buy it?

Can't you just rent it?

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Re: Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2011, 06:47:41 am »
Isn't there some office space on Minna Cl., Belrose becoming available soon?
 

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Re: Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2011, 07:20:47 am »
Isn't there some office space on Minna Cl., Belrose becoming available soon?

Plenty of it!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/altium/sets/72157616108319228/
Last I heard, only about a handful of people left.
Shame about that multi-year lease  ;D

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Re: Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2011, 07:23:45 am »
The latest contender in a fancy-pantsy new building called Sky City  ::)

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Re: Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2011, 07:25:07 am »
You was going to buy it?

Yes.

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Can't you just rent it?

Yes, but the problem is that rent costs about the same as the interest repayments to buy one!

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Re: Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2011, 10:43:17 am »
http://www.flickr.com/photos/altium/sets/72157616108319228/
Last I heard, only about a handful of people left.
Shame about that multi-year lease  ;D

Nice looking HQ -- and that lasted, what, two years before they said "sod it, we're off to China"?  Ouch.

(It could just be that I'm not cut out for the fast-moving world of corporate property -- I've been in my serviced office here for seven years now!)
 

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Re: Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2011, 11:08:35 am »
The latest contender in a fancy-pantsy new building called Sky City  ::)

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If this ones faces the Sun directly...
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Re: Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2011, 11:19:50 am »
Nice looking HQ -- and that lasted, what, two years before they said "sod it, we're off to China"?  Ouch.

Almost 3 years I think. The building was built to their spec and they took out a long lease.
Each cubicle had 4 x 1GB Ethernet lines

The China move was of course just another flight of fancy in a long and distinguished list  ::)

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Re: Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2011, 11:30:51 am »
How do you get on using office space for a workshop with regard to smoke, fumes and dust from, soldering/etching/drilling.

I've heard of some offices having super sensitive fire detection equipment and putting some pretty heavy restrictions on what you can do in the space.
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Re: Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2011, 11:46:39 am »
How do you get on using office space for a workshop with regard to smoke, fumes and dust from, soldering/etching/drilling.

I've heard of some offices having super sensitive fire detection equipment and putting some pretty heavy restrictions on what you can do in the space.

Soldering has to be filtered of course, so I'd need a proper flexible arm extraction unit. It wouldn't set off fire alarms anyway. The only exception to that I know of is desoldering very old boards can sometimes trip them.
I don't expect to do much mechanical work there.
Few restrictions, provided you don't annoying anyone else.

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Re: Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2011, 01:21:08 pm »
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5.77m deep, 6.55 wide on the back wall, with a fire hose reel cupboard on the front right corner (maybe 2sqm), plus the pilars as you can see (and another one behind the fire cupboard I think.

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Dave is that Mr Douche bag in pic 2?
(ok boys lets get him >:()
PS You did know it was #13 didn't you?
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Re: Amp Hour #36 - Designing Dave's New Workshop
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2011, 01:34:57 pm »
I love this sort of thing. A new "clean slate" and the first page of a new chapter. I can't wait to see the new place!

Dave, in order that we might give an informed opinion of what you should have in your new lab (and where), is there any chance you could show us the floor plan? The sales PDF might do, but I understand if you want to keep some details private. Someone could probably convert it into Sketch Up format and we can have a bit of fun placing benches, power, lighting etc. I can do it in 3DStudio Max, but that is probably a bit of overkill...

Regarding Makerbots/Repraps: Is it only me who can see the Emperor's New Clothes? After viewing many YouTube videos, the resolution is horrible, they are clunky and slow, and just can't compare with a 5-axis (and in many cases a 3 axis) miller.
I agree. Did you notice the one in Daves  video making the Mickey Mouse figure? horrible.
Machines were mice and Men were lions once upon a time, but now that it's the opposite it's twice upon a time.
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