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04-16-2011, 10:45 AM
My son leaves for the Air force on Monday and I have plans on converting his room into a office/speaker and remote control airplane shop/ video game room.
The room is 13'x13' so I should have plenty of room. I'm very interested in learning to build some speakers. I have a 40'x45' woodshop and would be building all the boxes out there. I would then bring them inside for the final assembly. I plan on starting to build speakers next winter so it gives me plenty of time to setup shop and buy some equipment.
Anybody have any pics of there inside the home shops to give me some ideas?
04-16-2011, 11:49 AM
I was in Lackland 2 weeks ago, but it's been about 3 years since basic, they're really nice to the trainees now, so it'll be a piece of cake.
I think most people just have a tablesaw, router, drill press, far too many clamps of every sort, and a CNC router haha.
Of if you're looking for setups, just put the table saw in the middle of the shop and the rest of the tools around the outside.
04-16-2011, 02:29 PM
I recently setup my first real wood shop (sorry, no pics). I built a table out of a 4x8 sheet of plywood - seemed really big when I started, then was actually a bit cramped. If you have the space, build at least a 3 1/2 x 10, better a 12 foot long table. Put at least 2 shelves, and maybe a pegboard on the wall for misc tools and materials. Hang at least 2 4 foot fluorescent lights. Put at least a 6 outlet surge protector on the front of the table for easy access for drills and jigsaws.
hope this helps!
04-16-2011, 03:32 PM
he has a huge woodshop. he wants to setup his inside shop. wookbench.
i a desk with overhead cabs. two good lights, one with mag glass. pe sells one cheap. a corded iron with seperate base. file cab, toolbox LCR meter. wt3. storage for resistors, caps , coils.
04-16-2011, 04:09 PM
Arlis I'm thinking of some drawers similar to yours. I'm really getting tired of sorting through my resistors. I've managed to collect quite a few.
04-16-2011, 04:22 PM
the clear one has resistors. the upright one on the left has coils and npe's. the one on the right has dayton 5% and coils and other oddball stuff. i also got the assortment of stake-on from pe. the lcr meter from mcm, crimpers from hd. strippers from pe. uprights from menards.
04-16-2011, 04:57 PM
No pictures, but maybe I can give a few ideas.
- I have a PC on a cart. This can be used in my normal office room for design, measuring T/S parameters with WT3, and internet. I roll it out to the larger living room for freq response measurements. There is also room on the cart for an amp. The mic is stored in a closet until I use it.
- patch cords for a variety of electrical equipment, test leads with alligator clips (warning - some of the cheap pre-made ones are kind of worthless), extension cords, etc.
- I keep a small tool chest on a roll-away in the shop in the house. In it are screwdrivers, wrenches, hammer, pliers, wire strippers, wire crimpers, a cordless drill, scissors, utility knife, staple gun, calipers, scale, etc.
- A parts bin for resistors, capacitors, inductors, various connectors, screws, zip ties, tape, glue, etc.
- a sturdy bench or table top, and/or desk with a comfortable chair, with room for PC, printer, etc. shelves and/or cabinets for reference books, sketch pads, calculator, drawing tools. A good lamp - I like the ones that can stow away and swivel at the base. The magnifying glass is a nice option too.
- I try to do my soldering outside in the open air (I'd use a big shop if I had one). The key is to have good ventilation.
Just some things to think about.
04-16-2011, 05:39 PM
@Arlis - seriously digging your electronics shop. Man, all I got are boxes of drivers, clear plastic containers of crossover parts, and several PCs scattered over 2 tables in 2 separate rooms. Complete mess!
04-16-2011, 11:00 PM
did i ever tell you i was born at fulton county hospital?
thanks. i will not add up the cost of what i have 'in stock'
04-17-2011, 02:38 AM
a lot of good ideas. Like the pics. Thats what I'm looking for is pics of workstations.
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