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Offline delta75

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« on: January 05, 2012, 10:21:02 am »
Hi all,
       not sure if this should be posted in general area or not, I have an idea for another section that i think would be good to add to the forums. A section where people can post photos of their workspaces, I have seen daves video and it is pretty impresive, it would help give a beginner an idea on how other people set up their spaces and equipment and tools most people have, Just an idea to consider
thanks delta75
 

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Re: workbenches
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 12:35:40 am »
http://www.flickr.com/groups/elwb/

Be sure not to miss Jim Williams' desk  :o
 

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Re: workbenches
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 08:09:14 am »
I like this one from the link. Exactly what I was looking for to keep my soldering station in since I don't have the space to keep things out.

I think I'm going to build a few of these and have different ones for different task and to hold tools. I might even use some regular deep cabinet drawers and make door.


 

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Re: workbenches
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 04:18:04 pm »
That is amazingly nice idea
Oh, the joy of sending various electronics to silicon heaven
 

Offline delta75

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Re: workbenches
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 01:54:24 am »
I love the idea of an all enclosed portable workstation the light is a nice touch. I think i might have a go and build one, adding drawers would be  good idea too
 

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Re: workbenches
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 08:56:51 pm »
This one is interesting too. I saw it just the other day:

 

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Re: workbenches
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012, 10:17:47 pm »

I've got quite a few flukes which are hidden away, a hot air rework station which has been very useful, I bought that purely on the recommendation of one of daves videos but have never regretted it
I really need to sort my area out.

my personal rule is that if I ever need a part - I get at least 100 of them unless it's an expensive part of course.
the ATTEN 938D solder station is fantastic by the way, I only just got that and it is so much better than the others I've had.
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Re: workbenches
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2012, 10:51:30 pm »
I couldn't stand my workbench any more. I tried to do some work yesterday and had no room, so I spent a few hours today cleaning up.

Here's a before and after. Still need to find a home for some stuff, and decide where to put my most frequently used tools like screwdrivers, pliers etc.



 

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Re: workbenches
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2012, 10:57:42 pm »
Jim Williams is turning in his grave now.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctoranalog/sets/72157628150136827/detail/




I couldn't stand my workbench any more. I tried to do some work yesterday and had no room, so I spent a few hours today cleaning up.

Here's a before and after. Still need to find a home for some stuff, and decide where to put my most frequently used tools like screwdrivers, pliers etc.
 

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Re: workbenches
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2012, 11:05:39 pm »
I couldn't stand my workbench any more. I tried to do some work yesterday and had no room, so I spent a few hours today cleaning up.

Here's a before and after. Still need to find a home for some stuff, and decide where to put my most frequently used tools like screwdrivers, pliers etc.

I think I win the shitheap desk award then haha
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Re: workbenches
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2012, 01:23:20 am »
The_Penguin, you and  I have the same Tandy/Radio Shack voltmeter, 50k ohm/v, with "Range Doubler". Don't use it much anymore, but I keep it because it was my very first meter. Am also keeping several RS books from the era, Transistor Projects 1 and 3 etc.
 

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Re: workbenches
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2012, 03:36:19 am »
The_Penguin, you and  I have the same Tandy/Radio Shack voltmeter, 50k ohm/v, with "Range Doubler". Don't use it much anymore, but I keep it because it was my very first meter. Am also keeping several RS books from the era, Transistor Projects 1 and 3 etc.

It was one of my first meters too, and a pretty good one.  I worked for Radio Shack from '76 to '79 back in the good days.
I actually have 3 of them, 2 working.
 I couldn't find my original one, so got one off of ebay, but the meter movement didn't survive shipping.
Got a second off of ebay, then a while later found my dad's in a box of stuff while moving my mom to a new condo.
My first meter was my dad's old Heathkit, would love to have that one again, it was really bullet proof.

I have another Radio Shack DMM in the drawer too.
 

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Re: workbenches
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2012, 10:37:59 am »
The_Penguin, you and  I have the same Tandy/Radio Shack voltmeter, 50k ohm/v, with "Range Doubler". Don't use it much anymore, but I keep it because it was my very first meter. Am also keeping several RS books from the era, Transistor Projects 1 and 3 etc.

I'm guilty of owning a Tandy also, it's one of those precision gold ones,it was my first one in fact - if you had those where you are I'll post a pic
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Re: workbenches
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2012, 12:49:10 pm »
It's extremely difficult to start life.. one features of nature.. physical laws are mathematical theory of great beauty... You may wonder Why? our knowledge shows that nature is so constructed. We simply have to accept it. One could describe the situation by saying that... (Paul Dirac)
 


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