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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #2100 on: June 26, 2016, 12:26:11 pm »
I don't know how you guys can work in such tidy spaces ( actually mine is getting crazy untidy at present)
After a bit of discussion about size or lack of it I thought I would update my "shack" photos.
The North facing view is the main desk which is covered with stuff, currently building a thermionic tube tracer the "uTracer 3+", out of view to the left are soldering irons and the main shed PC. Behind the desk are DMMs, Freq Gens, Counters, GPSDO, LCR meter, transistor zener, Cap testers, GPIB-USB IF.
It also has the main Ham rigs an Icom 756ProIII, IC 7300, IC 5100 and HPSDR SDR radios.
The West facing view is the main component storage and lesser used test gear, spec An, 3458, RF freq gen, Nixie stack is hidden behind green bin, also is a stack of 3455, 3456, 3457, out of view to the right is noise measuring gear, Yaesu FRG7 and FT 101 on top (with Oscilloscope unit)
More to come
edit added Ham gear
« Last Edit: June 26, 2016, 12:37:36 pm by VK5RC »
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #2101 on: June 26, 2016, 12:32:00 pm »
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The South side is the work bench, has an engineers vice at the Right end but is covered with stuff, out of view to the left is a combination folder roller cutter as well as a small lathe and a small drill mill, to the right below the satellite dish ( a 10GHz set up) is a 5' high 19" rack , mainly full of text books and manuals
The East side is mainly small hardware items e.g. nuts and bolts, and bigger tools e.g. hacksaws, drills, socket sets,heavy files etc in the filing cabinets. And what shed doesn't need a chainsaw to trip over on a regular basis!!!
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #2102 on: June 26, 2016, 01:19:31 pm »
VK5RC,
I think you stole my bench!
The last photo is my small CNC lathe to drill PCB's and cut case fronts.
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« Reply #2104 on: June 26, 2016, 08:08:11 pm »
Holy crap, Rob - I had one of those wooden monkeys when I was a kid (my aunt brought it back for a trip at some point).  I have no idea if it's still floating around somewhere now 40 years later, but recognized the hooked hands and feet immediately when I saw it in the photo. 

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« Reply #2105 on: June 26, 2016, 09:01:50 pm »
Both Robs,

It looks like you're already taking full advantage of the vertical dimension.
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« Reply #2106 on: June 26, 2016, 09:05:09 pm »
Good to see that I am not the only messy guy, 
Pat,  that monkey is a reproduction,  given to me by my sister (an architect)  the original is considered an art /design classic (from the sixties I think) .  My late father had one, which has been lost.
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« Reply #2107 on: June 26, 2016, 09:11:56 pm »
The only monkeys in my lab are a set of "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil" and me. And, of course, it's also the Year of the Monkey.
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« Reply #2108 on: June 26, 2016, 10:05:08 pm »
Good to see that I am not the only messy guy, 
Pat,  that monkey is a reproduction,  given to me by my sister (an architect)  the original is considered an art /design classic (from the sixties I think) .  My late father had one, which has been lost.

LOL - yeah, my whole house typically looks like stuff has exploded everywhere.

If the original of the monkey is a classic, then the one I had is most likely long gone, then.  And yeah, late sixties sounds like roughly the time frame she'd have gotten it in.

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« Reply #2109 on: June 26, 2016, 10:09:02 pm »
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Man that Keysight meter has it's own personal shelf!  :clap:
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #2110 on: June 26, 2016, 11:33:43 pm »
Holy crap, Rob - I had one of those wooden monkeys when I was a kid (my aunt brought it back for a trip at some point).  I have no idea if it's still floating around somewhere now 40 years later, but recognized the hooked hands and feet immediately when I saw it in the photo. 

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What wooden monkey? I didn't know I had one! Only kidding, it's the other Rob... but then there may be one or in the basement (my wife fondly calls it the Robsonian)
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Man that Keysight meter has it's own personal shelf!  :clap:

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« Reply #2112 on: June 26, 2016, 11:44:14 pm »
Both Robs,

It looks like you're already taking full advantage of the vertical dimension.Work Bench
You mean this vertical dimension?
 

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« Reply #2113 on: June 27, 2016, 12:11:14 am »
robaroni  "now thats what I call a lab"

I couldn't recall the artist re the Wooden monkey; Kay Bojeson, 1951 ,   https://brdr-kruger.com/en/products/wooden-monkey

Now I must do some tidying up!

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« Reply #2114 on: June 27, 2016, 12:37:09 am »

Now I must do some tidying up!


Use the chain saw ...  :popcorn:
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« Reply #2115 on: June 27, 2016, 02:23:37 am »
He has to rebuild the carb first...

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« Reply #2116 on: June 27, 2016, 04:12:53 am »
"Blood,  spurt,  artery,  court case"  with apologies to Monty Python. HiHi
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« Reply #2117 on: June 27, 2016, 04:16:00 am »
"It's just a flesh wound."
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« Reply #2118 on: June 27, 2016, 04:55:53 am »
Ah've 'ad worse...
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #2119 on: June 27, 2016, 07:26:53 am »
I must admit - I gave the chainsaw a nod.
 

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« Reply #2120 on: June 27, 2016, 07:54:39 am »
I have to start 'the bas****d'  first!
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #2121 on: June 27, 2016, 09:12:45 am »
I have to start 'the bas****d'  first!
Of course Rob you'll know you can buy that stuff in OZ but others won't as they know it as Easy Start or similar but you have it as a famous Aussie brand called: Start you Bastard"  :-DD
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« Reply #2122 on: June 27, 2016, 11:44:58 am »
robaroni  "now thats what I call a lab"

I couldn't recall the artist re the Wooden monkey; Kay Bojeson, 1951 ,   https://brdr-kruger.com/en/products/wooden-monkey

Now I must do some tidying up!

Rob

I started, here are my metal lathes, I recently built the tool shelf. (You can't see the bench, which is on par with the electronics lab!). I'm going to clean up the labs (Honestly!) and am building a new Ham Shack which will need at least one square foot on the desk to operate my key. It will be a challenge!

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« Reply #2123 on: June 27, 2016, 11:55:59 am »
Wow, that is a SERIOUS metal workshop :-+
 I haven't seen him on the blog for a while but Robrenz has some lovely metal working gear and has done some equally lovely work with it including a lovely set of kelvin leads, if you haven't seen it, it is worth a look.


My gear, but more importantly the operator, is not in the same league as you guys. :-+
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« Reply #2124 on: June 27, 2016, 12:26:32 pm »
That was a very interesting video. I love machine shop tools.


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