RE: [O14] Re: Toolbox
Do you go to shows? Spend some time with the folk doing demos. They (and very occasionally that means me) are bored out of their minds as no-one comes to talk. You will see all sorts of different approaches to virtually the same problem. I watch Derek Mundy assembling signals with a bl**dy great 65 watt ERSA iron, I’d use a 50 or even a 25 watt maybe with a very small bit. We, and this will include you shortly, all have a way that suits our method of working.
Roy talks about using a torch, I do but rarely. Oddly, and I do some O gauge, the only model I ever thought I couldn’t build without was Roy ’s diminutive Lister where most of the frame is made up of brass castings. Skamolex vermiculite block, set up with map pins, flux, drop on bits of solder as you would silver soldering, apply heat, watch solder run. I was amazed that it worked at all, but it did!
- Its not really a mess, when I want to find something I search for a couple of hours, and give up, and go looking for something else and then eventually find what I was looking for in the first place!!!!......(:-))
From: O14@yahoogroups.com [mailto:O14@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Paul Martin
Sent: Tuesday, 5 March 2013 9:54 PM
Subject: RE: [O14] Re: Toolbox
This photo cheered me up no end
I thought my workshop was a mess but it’s a paragon of virtue by comparison.
I do have the same issue as you with multiple work stations. As I do this for a living now I have the main assembly bench (for want of a better explanation), a DCC and electronics desk and a painting desk. I am equipping each of these with the steel plate so the apron can move desk to desk with me. I ended up with the multi desk situation because I got fed up of having to clear the bench (singular) to convert from one task to another. I have the larger machine issue as you do but they live in a separately.
When I try to justify all of this it doesn’t cut much ice as management just glares at me and reminds me that when we moved here I did all of this out of the little box room whereas I now have a large bedroom and, in effect, two garages
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