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Offline mike mott

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Mike motts new workshop
« on: July 15, 2019, 04:05:04 PM »
After moving into the city from the Acreage the key factor for the new home was that it had to have a place for me to do modelwork that was not in a basement or an unheated garage. we found a place that had an attached garage that had been converted to an office with air conditioning.



Setting it up was difficult because I had to change my habit of having triple the space in an open area.
 


I determined that the space between the windows (facing North) was the perfect place for the desk a simple new desk



It quickly filled up with stuff



I was working on repairing a 6 foot long model that had been knocked over, which crowded the space along with my 8 foot overall model of a Bristol Pilot Cutter.



My earlier steam loco adventures are currently in Drawers awaiting their turn back on the bench.



I am keeping large material out in the Garage but all the small metal is in 16 inch lengths and stored in the old library file cabinet.



So it is easy to deal with cutting the metal in the corner.

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All the woodworking (brown Stuff as some refer to it) tools are in the garage where I can control the dust.

Mike



 





 
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Re: Mike motts new workshop
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2019, 04:46:17 PM »
Wow! That is a great setup Mike and nice layout. I just love all the organizing too clean to work.....
Love it Mike I am sure you will enjoy it.....  :Love:



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Re: Mike motts new workshop
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2019, 05:08:10 PM »
That looks wonderful Mike. So well organized too. Should be making chips soon  :)

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Re: Mike motts new workshop
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2019, 05:14:57 PM »
That is a very nice space you have created Mike!
I'm sure that you will enjoy working in your new shop.

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Re: Mike motts new workshop
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2019, 05:24:34 PM »
That's a pretty good space  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp: Enjoy  :wine1:
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Re: Mike motts new workshop
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2019, 05:48:55 PM »
Don, Bill, Dave,
Thanks I have managed to clutter it up a bit already



and the corner for soldering is getting some fair use now.



It also doubles up as the old fashioned drawing space which I still enjoy even though Cad is more accurate.





The pencil cabinet was given to me for helping a friend move the stuff out of the Family home after his parents had passed. His dad was Draughtsman.

The old library card catalogue cabinet is fantastic for anything that is 16 inches or less and the drawers just pull right out and can be set down on the table.



I took the drawers out of the old pine Pharmacy cabinet in the background of this picture they were used to hold bottles etc. and turned them onto their side in a new frame to make them more usable



and they now can hold a lot more stuff



which freed up the other cabinet to hold books and magazines.






The little table is a nice spot to sit and fiddle with sorting out design stuff and the cad is also right there as well



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Re: Mike motts new workshop
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2019, 05:51:03 PM »
Thanks Roger, I really am enjoying it, but I have to clean up much more often, you know how it goes, you get so involved in what you are doing and then you can't find something you just put down....

Mike
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2019, 09:03:50 PM »
Thanks Roger, I really am enjoying it, but I have to clean up much more often, you know how it goes, you get so involved in what you are doing and then you can't find something you just put down....

Boy, I can relate to that!  That's the only way my shop gets clean - I can't find the thing I JUST had in my hand - so I start cleaning up till I find it.   :Lol:

Beautiful shop, Mike!

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Re: Mike motts new workshop
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2019, 08:51:59 AM »
WOW....what a workshop!!!   :cartwheel: :cartwheel: :cheers:

You've just made mine decidedly more pokey  :'( :'(
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Re: Mike motts new workshop
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2019, 02:38:36 PM »
Mike,

When I saw the first picture of the empty room I thought "I've seen that room before".  As I looked at more, I realized that I saw them over on "Model Ship World" this winter while reading about your Bristol Pilot Cutter. What a great shop! And a great model!  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Mike motts new workshop
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2019, 03:21:19 PM »
Hi Jim, that is interesting that you recognized the shop. Yes I have this split personality that gets lost in the world of model ships which I came to quite late in life 2013 the pilot cutter is nice because it gives me an opportunity to work on all sorts of different mini projects within the bigger one with lots of materials metal, wood , leather etc.



But my first love is the model engineering, and it is hard having the wood and the metal stuff in the same room, moving back to the city from the Acreage at the lake has created some shrinking of model workspace but at least I have a dedicated space that I can work in all year round now without having to chop wood. Mi Big sailboat is sitting sadly waiting for some TLC to rebuild the cockpit before I can take it out again.

Interesting while reading about Bill's renovation the comments about having a bench in the middle of the shop so that you can get around without having to turn it around all the time, it is nice but it definitely means you have to be careful not the smash your thigh into the corners while negotiating the low bench. I keep thinking that I need to rearrange things. It is good to organize on paper but the practical placements eventually come with the way we find comfortable to work.

Mike   



Today we have been invited out to the lake to go for a sail in one of the other club members boat. so that will be a nice outing.

 
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Re: Mike motts new workshop
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2019, 07:14:05 PM »
Those are some beautiful boat models.  I like model engineering in general not just model engines so I hope we get to see more of them.

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Re: Mike motts new workshop
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2019, 10:54:29 PM »
The wooden cabinets/tool chests are stunning

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Re: Mike motts new workshop
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2019, 12:47:12 AM »
Watch out Mike or they'll be wanting you to paint them white  :lolb:

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Re: Mike motts new workshop
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2019, 02:57:04 AM »
Bill the Pine pharmacy Cabinet was actually painted hospital green which was about 5 shades lighter than the sage that you did the bathroom in. It took a long time tostrip it all. The library cabinet is solid teak, it will never see paint as long as I am alive.

Mike
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