Today I finished cleaning up my work spaces, so this is the perfect moment to give you a little glimpse of my kingdom in the basement. I've got two work spaces, one is where I do the rough work, like soldering, lathe work and mill work. It's at the far end of the garage, where I also do my airbrushing when the car is outside.
The other space is where I assemble the models, do the drawing and store my spare parts, and keep the models them self
Post by David Lawson on Jan 7, 2013 3:22:47 GMT -5
My model-making room is my sanctuary from the real world.... My wife is always reminding me how I lose complete track of time when I'm working in it.
The room faces West and overlooks the garden so it enjoys all the afternoon sunlight.
This is my work table, this picture was taken about 7 years ago and it hasn't looked that tidy since. I'm pleased to say that the one lonely trophy has been joined by quite a few more on the window cill.
A more recent picture of the table during my preparations for an Earlybirds race meeting at Wolverhampton and this is how untidy it usually is.
This is one corner of the room with my workmate, some materials and part of the stock of kits.
One of my two shelved cupboards with my motor racing research books and magazines.
You guys are all so well organised! I have no handles on my very few files, no shadow boards, except a bit of peg board where I hang my saws and airbrush, no stock of kits as I don't build kits, no finished models as I never get round to building anything because I'm always too busy making masters! Which, in these Arctic conditions, I have to do in the lounge, on one end of a small drop leaf table I share with my wife's hi-fi. My work space is actually an average table place mat. On that I have made a good few of my recent masters. The lathe lives in the spare bedroom and gets dragged into the lounge for wheel inserts and trumpets from time to time. It's amazing how small a space you can work in if necessary. In the Spring I go back over the workshop which is a 13ftx6ft caravan, full of model boats, model aircraft and Austin 7 Special parts!
Here's the workshop end of the caravan during its winter slumber, when stuff just gets lobbed in. Although I did very recently rewire the airbrush compressor bottom right. Behind me are boats, boxes, paints and Austin 7 Special parts.