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Re: Small workshop

Postby MY63 » 29 Mar 2020, 18:47

Malc2098 wrote:Looking really good, Michael. Ask yourself, a couple of years ago would you have thought you'd been able to make all this? Good job!


Thanks Malcolm without the help, by that I mean advice and support that has been given so freely from so many people here I would never have been able to get this far.
I think the same applies for the Covid 19 issue by supporting each other we will make it through.
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Re: Small workshop

Postby Andyp » 29 Mar 2020, 18:49

Looks like you have a well organised space their Michael.
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Re: Small workshop

Postby Malc2098 » 29 Mar 2020, 20:33

MY63 wrote:
Malc2098 wrote:Looking really good, Michael. Ask yourself, a couple of years ago would you have thought you'd been able to make all this? Good job!


Thanks Malcolm without the help, by that I mean advice and support that has been given so freely from so many people here I would never have been able to get this far.
I think the same applies for the Covid 19 issue by supporting each other we will make it through.


That's mutual. I've been sticking suede to cornflakes cardboard to fit them in my boxes. :)
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Re: Small workshop

Postby Malc2098 » 29 Mar 2020, 20:34

BTW, I've been using double sided tape rather than glue. Works for me.
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Re: Small workshop

Postby MY63 » 20 Sep 2020, 15:03

As my workshop design experience was at a similar level to my building experience I just went with what I thought would work. I had been working on a 600mm sq piece of plywood on my knee for many years so I thought anything would be great.
Down each side I had benches 600mm deep along the back wall I had a full width 2.4 m bench over 900mm deep. My idea was to use this for cutting larger pieces of leather and assembly.
Some of you may have already realised the problem I could not reach the back wall so all of the shelving space was lost and storage wise there was a lot of wasted space. Using left over timber meant the legs were in the way all of the time.

Image20200214_173139 by my0771, on Flickr

It does not look too wide but believe me it is.
I have also acquired more machines than I planned, In the short term the hot foil printer is much bigger than I wanted, I had not really planned on buying a sewing machine. But there you go I now have both.

Getting to the point I pulled out the bench and refitted it in line with the existing benches, the sewing machine will now fit on the back wall.

My plan always included a band saw and sanding station on castors, I waited until I had the sander I wanted as I now have that I started to think about how big it needed to be. I made it deep enough to take my compressor but also tall enough to take the extractor. Unfortunately it is not tall enough to take the cyclone and barell that are intended to go with it. I guess I need a smaller barell or maybe a box to go with the cyclone.

Image2020-09-20_01-13-09 by my0771, on Flickr

I made some work tables for a friend and as we did not use all of the wheels he gave me 4 for this station.
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Re: Small workshop

Postby Andyp » 20 Sep 2020, 15:56

Just goes to show that stuff expands to fill the space made available for it :)

Oh, and workshops are never big enough.
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Re: Small workshop

Postby Malc2098 » 20 Sep 2020, 16:31

Andyp wrote:Just goes to show that stuff expands to fill the space made available for it :)

Oh, and workshops are never big enough.



I can vouch for that!!!

Coming along, Michael!
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