"1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes These are the small ones...more popular now than ever.

where do you guys build?

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Old 03-21-2003, 09:10 PM
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So as most of you guys have gatherd I just moved at the begining of this month. I won't be able to actually stay at the new house until we finish working on it, but I have already taken the basement and made it into my new shop. I am staying with my Girlfriend who, as luck would have it, lives right around the corner from the new house.

In the old house I has building in my bedroom so to be able to have two 3'x8' benches, one solely for models is just overwhelming. It's not completely finished, I have hung the peg board but still don't have any of the hangers so I haven't been able to hang any of my tools and I'm still waiting to find the right bench vise. I don't want to get a new one, I've been looking for a nice old one like my fathers and grandfathers. The new ones just arent like that. If any of you guys come across a nice on drop mr a line.


I took a few pics of the shop, I know this is probably really cheesy but I'm really proud of it. I'd love to see some shots of where you guys build your planes. I feel like I'm pretty close to a really awesome set up, it would be nice to get a few ideas from the masters.



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here is another one,
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It looks too neat and clean!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-21-2003, 11:18 PM
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thats cus it's brand new, I haven't used it for too much yet, give me a month or so
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I am always looking for a flat surface to build on, the flatest thing I have is the old ladys chest, she does complain about the ca sticking to her skin, and it limits me to small planes!!!!I don't think they will let me post a pic???
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hey; if you didn't use ca you would have to use pins!

I build in the garage on a door slab. cheap, light, flat, and pins stick in it (yes, I still use sig-ment when I can!)
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Now... if only I could find that 1/2A motor.....


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Old 03-22-2003, 02:47 AM
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Default Maybe a bit bigger than just a bench.

Here is a shot of one third of our shop.
2200 Sq. ft. 10 foot ceilings, gas heat, air conditioned, 200A 220V service, full 8 foot high loft for storage and extra parts.



I waited 15 years to get this shop.

Oh, I forgot to add my latest toy for cutting kit parts....A 120 Watt Kern laser with a 52" full XY table and Z rotational cutting.



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Default Shop.... hahahahaha yeah right.

In my shop, I cut my own foamcore wings, sheet them, build, sand, glue, make fiberglass parts, paint, weld aluminum for headers and pipes.........

........and where do I work?a- the kitchen/livingroom of my 700 sqft apartment. My building surface is a 36" wide retired television stand with a 'mostly' flat top surface. Now you understand why I don't build big airplanes.. hahah

Prole and others- I am Green with envy!!!!
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Default How about a "messiest bench/garage contest"

Here is my entry. My bench is somwhere under the arrow .

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Climate, have you beat - I got 4000 square feet

Yes, being a woodworker (self employed - own the shop) sure helps when it comes time to build. And no worry about making a mess either!

I have my young modelling friends over a few times a month to build planes. Lots of room!

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Default Nice shop Andrew

Nice!!!!
Yup you got me by almost 2000 Sq. Ft.
But they say size doesnt matter.

I bet I am still one of the only modelers on the board with a laser though.

Sounds like you do the same thing we do. I love to let the local clubs come over and use the shop for meetings, and also to give community groups like the Boy scouts a place to work with some new tools.
They are thrilled to have a place to hang out. They help by cleaning up the shop and sometimes even helping us put kits together.
It is a win / win for everyone.

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Peter,
Yes, I was just teasing

Its nice to have a meeting place that you can accomodate some other people, where you dont have to worry about dust and mess and the kids can just concentrate on haveing fun!

That laser is cool indeed!

Where in Ontario are you? Im in Kirkland Lake, 6 hours north of Toronto, or 2.5 north of North Bay.

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Our shop is located in Barrie, Ontario. 45 Min. north of Toronto.

We chose this location because it is central and gives us easy access to shipping to and from the USA and the rest of Canada.

We are also right on Lake Simcoe. No problem to pop out of the shop and go run a boat or do some float flying for an hour or 2.

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