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Old 03-21-2007, 05:05 PM
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Default Workshop Sugestions what would you put in yours?

Hi there im constructing a workshop in my attic for my rc ships and boats and airboats what would you put in there i alredy have a large desk 4 sets of draws vice , drill and TV i thinking of putting a disk and belt sander in also mabi a bandsaw or Scroll saw any sugestions?
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A big bag of $$
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anything and everything you have ever used and will ever use to build, fix, etc. you rc boats.

and maybe 56" plasma screen HD TV with HD satalite connections and high quality 7 speaker sound system with bass module and all the extras....ya know, for when your bored
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A disc sander would be a good start, along with a pair of belt sanders(1" and a 3+" wide), a scroll saw for tight corners, a band saw for straighter cuts, a small jointer would be nice for shaping bow blocks, lots of various sized and style clamps, a dust collection system and above all, A FULLY STOCKED FIRST AID KIT
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A elevator. A good set of hobby knifes & a vise. AN A FULLY STOCKED FIRST AID KIT
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A crane to get all that stuff up there
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A dust collector for all the balsa dust you are going to create.
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All good suggestions, but the most important that hasn't been mentioned yet is a 'gremlin' trap. Get several. Disposing of the caught gremlins is another problem. Haven't figured that one out yet...
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Fridge. With beer.

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Fridge. With beer.

and a second first aid kit
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and a chocolate waterfall!

yes, i would definately include a first aid kit.....
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Bandsaw, drill press, jointer, dust collection, shop vac, table saw, scroll saw, router table, several work benches, lots of cabinets, and some form of storing your boats. Oh, and don't forget one or two hooters girls to keep you company and bring you beer.
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With all of that beer, a porta-potty. The basement is easier to convert, I have a floor drain!
Nobody mentioned a Dremel, the most used tool that I have.
Old 03-22-2007, 10:48 AM
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Chuck's got the right idea. STORAGE space! I've got planes hanging everywhere and boats in chairs, on saw horse tables and on the floor. Where will I build my spray booth?
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Darn, I thought the hooters girl was the "right idea". I feel your pain, I've also got boats and planes taking up valuable working space.
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And with all that equipment, either extra support under the attic or life insurance.
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"More outlets and lights"
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...... a border guard to keep the wife and kids out of man-land


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LOL Hi there thanks for all the suggestions what is a jointer and what would i need a drill press for??
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A drill press is used to drill holes. It's value over a regular drill is it's much easier to drill them at an exact angle to the surface. You can also use things like small sanding drums in a drill press.

A jointer is used to plane the surface of a piece of wood. This allows you to turn rough lumber into a flat piece of wood. Here's more from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jointer
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Don't forget 1 or 2 Quality inspectors.
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Under my workbench I have a smalll fridge form my son's college years. Handy to keep beer, soda, or whatever you drink during the long building hours:-)

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Pegboard with a lot of hooks. I never was into pegboards until I hung one up next to my main workbench but it's a great spot for hanging up spare parts from the hobby shop.
Set up a tool box next to the work area for the stuff that you'll need to take along with you on your outings. I keep mine right there so what tools I need are handy and go back into the box when I'm done with them.
Check out places like Harbor Freight or those traveling tool sales for deals on what you'll need.
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And once you have all the 'big' stuff planned and situated, you might think about a few of the 'little' things that seem to always come in handy.
Rags. They always seem to disappear when I need them most. Intentional/unintentional spills, things that seem to have landed on your bench that you aren't real enthused about touching, wiping whatever 'that' was on that brush, and so on. A halfway decent towel for that sweaty brow.
A bottle of 'Windex'. That stuff really does make a surface flatter when you want precise angles and stuff. Makes a half way good hand-cleaner when you're desperate enough.
Several dozen of those multi-outlet power strips. The first few cascaded to make up for that single 'wall socket' that you seemed to have ended up with. The kind with a circuit breaker built in! When you've sort of over done it just a little, they sound like a string of fire-crackers going off. Neat!
When you are setting up that paint booth, go for a very heavy duty fan. Also acts as an exhaust fan when you use ~that~ stuff that stinks. (optional is a directional exhaust outlet so you can point it toward that neighbor you aren't enthused with - )
I could just go on and on, there are so many of those 'little' things that you wish you'd thought of years ago...
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I've got outlets every 16" along the back of the workbench alternating between 2 circuits. There are several 220 volt outlets for the big tools, under cabinet lighting, exhaust fan for the paint fumes, walls and ceiling are insulated to stop the noise of the tools running (sometimes I like to burn the midnight oil), no phone, work light with a magnifier, plenty of overhead lights, seperate oilless air compressor for the airbrush, air lines for the air tools, holder for the plans sheet, plenty of drawer and cabinet space, big comfortable office chair and so forth and so on.........

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