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Old 03-01-2004, 03:38 AM
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ORIGINAL: tailskid

Yep, it's a Firebird....being FIXED......again

Jerry

PS Noticed a nice looking CG boat in the background!
lol.........

Yup, it's a Midwest CG Lifeboat.

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Old 03-01-2004, 03:39 AM
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3. And most importantly, a fully stocked wet bar and beer fridge within 10' of workbench to help relieve tension during those stressful building sessions.

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Awesome!
Old 03-01-2004, 08:41 AM
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Work Bench Formula

The ratio of the Work Bench Area (WBA) is directly proportionate to the amount of stuff that you can buy and sit on top of it.

Going by that theory: For every square foot of work bench you build you will spend and additional 500 dollars to have something to put on it.

So the formula for estimating what you are going to spend in the hobby is:

Total Cost = WBA (2.5 sq/ft) x TLF x 500

where:

WBA = 12" x 30" (constant used for this formula) divided by 144 = 2.5sq/ft

TLF = Total Linear Feet

Example: Lets say you have 15 linear feet of work bench....using the formula: 2.5 x 15 x 500 = 18,750 dollars[X(]

The next time you clean your work bench off, think of this formula, as we have all been looking for excuses as to why we NEVER clean up the shop.

If you don't believe it, start adding up what you have spent:

Tools - Especially the 1000 dollar lathe to make a 3 dollar part or the 700 dollar foam cutting machine (because we were going to MASS produce that set of foam cores)

Parts = Inventory - We ALL buy a lot more than we need because we get quantity discounts, and it is nice to have it on hand for that next project....funny thing is, by the time we get to the "Next" project, technology has changed and all those extras are obsolete.

Balsa and Plywood - You probably have enough on hand to build a scale model of Versalles, but for some reason you have to buy more for that special project, as what you have in "stock" never seems to be the right grade.

Projects (Kits) - That we are waiting to build. Most of us will NEVER live long enough to complete all the stuff we have in our workshops to finish......! This brings up another formula...I call it the descending crescendo effect.......when we finish everything we have to do....WE die....!

Just thought I would inject a little humor, but it may be closer to reality than you think....!

BTW, I have a rather large shop, about 65 feet of work bench/island area, and there is not one square inch on it that is not occupied by something. Every damn time I need to do something, I have to clean off an area to work, actually doubling the formula for the area that I had to move all the crap to, because I used my alloted sq/ft money to buy the New stuff that I had to clean up for.....

Hobby my a**...it is a total addiction.....!
Old 03-01-2004, 03:33 PM
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OK heres mine.
Directv and stereo for entertainment while working in shop.
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Old 03-01-2004, 09:03 PM
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Viking....what's with the big red spot on the floor?

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Old 03-01-2004, 11:06 PM
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Hey Gang,

I have finished building my worktable, building table and workbench. I have uploaded the pictures on my website. I have also place before and after pictures here to make a comparison. Each table/bench cost me less than $66 dollars to build. They are sturdy and level. I have also place the parts list and cut lists for these tables.

http://www.speakeasy.org/~ldharris/workshop.html

I am done working on my workshop for a while, at least until the weather gets warmer. I would like to put down Rust-Oleum Epoxy Shield Floor paint. I have to wait until it warms up here. I have a couple of things left on my list of renovations

1) Band Saw and disc sander
2) Wood section over by where the wingbags are
3) Prop section

Hope you enjoy the change

Lee
Old 03-01-2004, 11:59 PM
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Xlnt transformation!
Old 03-02-2004, 01:40 AM
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Yeah, but where's the wet bar and beer fridge?

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Old 03-02-2004, 07:32 AM
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paint stain from previous owner.
Or blood stain from wife hitting me over the head for buying Balsa USA Stearman.
Old 03-02-2004, 10:04 AM
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Funny you should ask. My Aunt past away a few years ago and I have a small refrigerator from her old house. It has been in my laundry room for a while sitting idle. I almost brought it up to the workshop, but the electrical on that side of my wouldn't take anymore drain before the breaker is tripped. I am thinking about moving a couple items to their own breaker. Currently on that breaker is my workshop, office with computer, foyer and washer/dryer. I think that the easiest fix would be to run another line just for the laundry room. The only time I have any problems is when the wife turns on the washer/dryer and I have the space heater on and I am shrinking monokote...... A lot of amps being drawn at the time. When I usually go into the shop, I turn off my computer monitor. For those of you who don't know, they draw a lot of power and by turning them off you can save a little on your electric bill.

Thanks again for the kind words. Now I am ready to tackle some building!

Lee
Old 03-02-2004, 05:43 PM
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DrDeath, instead of Rustoleum check out Sherwin Williams Tile Clad paint. Tile Clad is very, very durable- cost a bit more but worth it.
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Old 03-02-2004, 08:13 PM
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Thanks for the advise, Nice stuff, check out the following website

http://community-2.webtv.net/johnlord/GarageFlooring/

Will have to do a cost vs cost between the two. Thanks for the advice.
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Will have to do a cost vs cost between the two. Thanks for the advice.
Don't do it. The Rustoleum will cost less up front. But just like everything else you get what you pay for. After going to expense to set up a nice shop don't get cheap when it comes to paint for your floor.
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:05 PM
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I will take your advice. Where can I get this stuff from?
Old 03-02-2004, 09:26 PM
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At a Sherwin Willams store. www.sherwinwilliams.com . I believe the closes store to you is in Silver Springs, MD. You can look up store locations on their web site. Look under Products and Services.
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:53 PM
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Thanks will do. The floor will be a late summer project or early fall. Need to save up some mone for a H9 Funtana, new servos and receiver for my Shoestring (just repaired and recovered), band saw, disc sander, etc etc etc.

Man, this hobby is sure expensive. Thanks again. Will check out the store this weekend.

Lee
Old 03-04-2004, 11:48 PM
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CHeck this out NASCAR uses it [link=http://www.ucoatit.com/mainprod.html]click[/link]
Old 03-05-2004, 04:42 AM
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I see nothing wrong with your shop. I started out with less many years ago.

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That stuff looks real nice. Looks like I am going to spend more than I expected to get the floor done properly. Guys, don't know if I should thank you both or be mad cause I have to spend more money . But in all seriousness thanks both of. Looks like that stuff will hold up much better. Just talked to a friend who put down the Rustoleum. Said it peeled off since the concrete was a little cool. Will definitely take your advice guys.

Thanks again
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Great looking shop! I've considered a dust collection system for some time now. I use a allergy air filter straped to a box fan but it leaves a lot to be desired. How do you like your filter unit?
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emersont49, I love my Jet air filter and the dust collection system. Niether will get every spec of dust but together they work very well.
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Still in the process of moving all the airplanes 75 miles away to this room in the girlfriends house. Guess Im lucky she had a spare room in the basement.LOL. Bad thing about it my parts and building equipment is alwasy 75 miles away untill i get organized enough to move it in.
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Old 03-29-2004, 09:37 PM
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Still in the process of moving all the airplanes 75 miles away to this room in the girlfriends house. Guess Im lucky she had a spare room in the basement.LOL. Bad thing about it my parts and building equipment is alwasy 75 miles away untill i get organized enough to move it in.
I guess the Girlfriend does mind model airplanes.

Roger
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Doesn't he know he isn't supposed to store his models nose up? Guess he will just have to bring them over to MY house and I'll 'Store' them the correct way

Jerry

PS I can't wait until he 'gets organized' <g>
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LOL thanks guys , I have so much Rc stuff I talked her into letting me hang some in her bedroom too. She likes to watch them fly but her eyesite has been bad since childhood and can't keep track of them well enough in the air to fly them herself. Hhhhmmmm ...... maybe thats why shes with me? Man I never thought of that one before. Oh BTW if not store them upright then which way? I was told to store them hanging upright to keep the junk from settling in the crankcase and also keeps the clunk from getting warped in a bent over -nose down position. Anyone else have any ideas on how they should be stored and why? Also arfs in the boxes yet....I have them standing on their ends. I figured too many to lay flat and stack , the weight would be harmfull to the bottom few.

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