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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #75 on: January 11, 2012, 10:32:02 am »
Spikee,

where did you get that nice solder holder?
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #77 on: January 11, 2012, 12:53:23 pm »
This is my workbench at home. I have been meaning to do a post describing it all, as some decent consideration went into the features:



 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #78 on: January 11, 2012, 02:14:07 pm »
This is my workbench at home. I have been meaning to do a post describing it all, as some decent consideration went into the features:

Did you get those extending arms (holding the pref board) from somewhere cheap?
Are they for sale on-line?

And the LCD arms, were they cheap to? Here they get almost as expensive as the screen they hold...
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2012, 02:20:22 pm »
And the LCD arms, were they cheap to? Here they get almost as expensive as the screen they hold...

I wanted one too, but was amazed howmuch they cost
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #80 on: January 11, 2012, 07:52:40 pm »
I also want and need one !
 

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« Reply #81 on: January 11, 2012, 08:17:27 pm »
In USA the monitor arms are very cheap. Under $20 USD.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828#1082808

 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #82 on: January 11, 2012, 08:34:41 pm »
Hello Every Body

Just a litte view of mylab.

Lots of home build equipment.




« Last Edit: January 11, 2012, 08:37:23 pm by PA3BNX »
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #83 on: January 11, 2012, 09:12:20 pm »
In USA the monitor arms are very cheap. Under $20 USD.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828#1082808

Yeah, I've seen them on eBay from the USA, but than they want 50$+ for the shipping! It's insane! Once I sent a 14 kg very large volume package to England on the regular mail company for 60 USD, and the international mail fee is the same to every country in the world, so, to the USA it should have been the same.

It sounds like those ebay sellers who ship internationally are trying to rip us off with inflated shipping prices. For 50$ I could probably sent 5 or more LCD arms.

This is the cheapest I can get, 79USD international shipping  :o
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250971061902
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #84 on: January 11, 2012, 09:39:55 pm »
This is my workbench at home. I have been meaning to do a post describing it all, as some decent consideration went into the features:

Did you get those extending arms (holding the pref board) from somewhere cheap?
Are they for sale on-line?

And the LCD arms, were they cheap to? Here they get almost as expensive as the screen they hold...

The extending arms are actually a combination of cheap PCB holder, and the arm from an Ikea shaving mirror:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/38006200/

The LCD arms were found on ebay, i think, at about $50 each. Even if it's a significant portion of the monitor price, the additional space you get from them is well worth it. I'm never going without again!


 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #85 on: January 12, 2012, 01:29:30 am »
In USA the monitor arms are very cheap. Under $20 USD.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828#1082808

Yeah, I've seen them on eBay from the USA, but than they want 50$+ for the shipping! It's insane! Once I sent a 14 kg very large volume package to England on the regular mail company for 60 USD, and the international mail fee is the same to every country in the world, so, to the USA it should have been the same.

It sounds like those ebay sellers who ship internationally are trying to rip us off with inflated shipping prices. For 50$ I could probably sent 5 or more LCD arms.

This is the cheapest I can get, 79USD international shipping  :o
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250971061902

Shipping from the USA is quite expensive even if you are a big business with a UPS/FedEx account. Those monitor arms aren't that light either. You're best bet is to find someone who sells them locally, and brings them in by boat. Shipping stuff internationally from Australia isn't that cheap in my experience either. For small stuff less than 1KG its not so bad.

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #86 on: January 12, 2012, 08:19:51 am »
I'm just starting out so its still bare. It was just a storage shelf 1 week ago holding boxes ;D

I have a  plastic 44 drawer arriving tomorrow. Very shortly, I'll be getting better lighting, LCD mount, a rework station, solder smoke absorber device, power supply, a decent multimeter, panavise holder.




 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #87 on: January 13, 2012, 04:05:42 am »
Please excuse the quality of the photo, I only have my phone camera to use. It really is nicer than it appears.  :D

 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #88 on: January 13, 2012, 10:53:39 am »
Some snapshots of my lab. 

A rather insane amount of soldering irons, 2 Weller WECPs and 1 Metcal (reason to have 3: total surplus cost was approx US12)

2 scopes, a Rigol DS1052E, eh, 1102 and a Tektronix 2465CTS.  To the right of the Tek sits a Huntron Tracker.

A massive HP 6267B linear power supply (0-40V @ 10A), interesting design with a triac pre-regulator in the mains circuit to limit dissipation. 

A Fluke 87 DMM. 2 homebuilt power supplies (by now 30, 35 years old and still working just fine  ;D ) A LF sine generator (built when I was drafted into the air force, with ample spare time and a nice workshop at my disposal).  A home built frequency counter and a home built LC meter.

On the bench various bits and bobs I'm working on.  To the very left an "Extreme Isolation Transformer"  (that is what the label says  :o ) that I scavenged from a DEC VAX minicomputer.

On the shelves the inevitable (for a IT pro) stack of servers, PCs, laptops etc.
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #89 on: January 13, 2012, 11:04:34 am »
A massive HP 6267B linear power supply (0-40V @ 10A), interesting design with a triac pre-regulator in the mains circuit to limit dissipation. 

This approach is used by Statron power supplies also
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #90 on: January 20, 2012, 04:18:08 pm »
I was bored and decided to invent a new kind of workbench:


I call it the engineering tower!
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #91 on: January 30, 2012, 01:40:07 pm »
I was bored and decided to invent a new kind of workbench:

I call it the engineering tower!

*plays jenga with your engineering tower*


;)

this is mine... normally isnt this clean and orderly so I took a picture <.<
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #92 on: January 30, 2012, 06:50:55 pm »
This is my bench.

 

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« Reply #93 on: January 31, 2012, 05:49:53 pm »
OMG some of these are the neatest cleanest bench Ive ever seen RFLOL .. My bench was only this neat and clean once lol .. that was before I started any work .. actually I have two benches, the best one is out side of my house, in a lil 15x15 portable building  , but we moved to a new location,  and its so far from the house now, that the underground electrical cable to power it was cost preventive at the time to install enuff juice to power a heat and ac unit, and all my power tools, drill press, table top cnc, bandsaw, and all the other stuff I have in there .. so Im working in spare bedroom inside.. I just use that for the dirty work.
I used to and still do make custom fishing lures, balsa and various other woods.. thats what that was setup for originally but since moving to new house.. just have never got to get 220v out there yet .
Ill post some pics of both as soon as I get cleaned up lol
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #94 on: February 09, 2012, 04:28:13 am »
Well here is my bench .. well the working area any way it goes round to the left down the wall about 14ft, other side is tools, parts bins, etc etc .. I think I need another scope lol
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Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #95 on: February 09, 2012, 03:34:07 pm »
This Is my lab so far going to shrink it because space is needed for other things and I feel likes IRS not organized at all. Anyone have any designs for benches for a 10 x 10 area looked at others some are way too big and some are a tad small.


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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #96 on: February 09, 2012, 04:34:52 pm »
This is my electronic section of my shop.  It is built in a standard shelf unit with hardboard double stick taped to the sides.  The table top is purchased from home depot and attached with piano hinge.  The legs are attached with strap hinges to allow the fold up feature. This only takes up 18" x 48" of floor space when folded up.  Vacuum pump and part cabinets are on top.  Top shelf with the 2225 on it has lots of room for expansion and another shelf or riser.  Bins in bottom are cheap and I made the risers and guides out of particle board and hardboard.  Notice on Pic ending in 858 the light is mounted using one of those bicycle hoists so I can lower the light for high intensity or raise it all the way up to access the upper shelves.  Light intensity varies with the square of distance so moving it half the distance to the table top makes it 4 times as bright.
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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #97 on: February 09, 2012, 05:00:50 pm »
Wow. A lot of you guys are so organized. My bench looks like the inside of a junk drawer.
 

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Re: Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #98 on: February 09, 2012, 05:27:06 pm »
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Now that's what i call soldering gun, it isn't lead free thought :D
 

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Whats your Work-Bench/lab look like? Post some pictures of your Lab.
« Reply #99 on: February 09, 2012, 06:17:50 pm »
@shims506
Now that's what i call soldering gun, it isn't lead free thought :D

Lol the hakko?


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