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hendie    6,513
23 hours ago, Bandsaw Steve said:

Oh - I'm off for a look!

 

it's all there now in all it's glory for the whole world to see.

 

 

take some hankies - you'll need them to wipe the tears (of raucous laughter that is!) from your eyes

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hendie    6,513
5 hours ago, Vanroon said:

I had a drink with him last week. 

 

so he's still recovering then ?

 

 

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Bandsaw Steve    723

Nahhh,.. recovered long ago! Van Roon can't handle his liquor! 🙃

 

The real reason that nothing much is happening on the submarine front is because the shed refit continues apace. In fact the project has now been re-scoped - it's no longer a refit, it's a conversion. By the time I'm finished the shed will no-longer be a shed; it'll be a factory! A submarine, aircraft, tank, car, spaceship, railway locomotive - whatever factory!

 

Aiming to post before-and-after photos about this time next week. Once that's done, we start manufacturing!  🔨🔧🔩🛠👌😁

 

Steve - Bandsaw Steve! 😎

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hendie    6,513

About blooming time... you've ruined at least a couple of my weekends so far!

 

:P

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longshanks    3,969

:hmmm: Reading between the lines from the other side of the world I see two possibilities here.

 

1. You've been kicked out of the house because of a drink problem !

 

2. In line with your moniker you've had a rush on power tools and needed to expand to accommodate said power tools / power station !

 

:winkgrin:

 

Looking forward to your return to the bench

 

Kev

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HP42    371

Really enjoying this thread so far. Looking forward to the shipyard being reopened! :wow:

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Bandsaw Steve    723

Factory - Before and After

 

As noted above there has been a fairly long intermission with regards to the AE2 project. This has been caused by me deciding that I'd had enough of working in a shed that was actually something of a hovel (In fact saying that is probably an insult to hovels) and deciding that it was time to do something about it.

 

Here is an annotated 'before' shot of the shed taken on 14 July 2017,  just so you get the idea.

 

Annotated Before Photo

 

1.  Lot's of 'important' junk being stored. You know the deal 'just stick it in the shed for now - we'll sort it out latter!'

2.  Stalled projects awaiting resurrection.

3.  Narrow shelving

4.  Crappy peg board for hand tools - layout never really designed at all and each peg wobbly in it's little bung-hole.

5.  Semi-derelict second-hand Ikea draw set containing God knows what because the draws don't open properly any more.

6.  Rickety old work bench.

7.  University notes - lots of university notes - because 'you never know when you might need them'.  (Note - in the 25 years since finishing university, I have never once needed them).

 

I did not annotate the mouldy bit of carpet on the floor but it's probably worth a mention.  From this view you can't see various spots of rust starting to attack the walls but that needed to be dealt with also.

 

Here's the same view, before the renovation - but without the distracting coloured numbers.

 

IMG_7030 - Copy

 

So this was the starting point

 

OK - wait for it....

 

wait for it....

 

Here's the same photo taken from the same spot earlier this afternoon. 16 Sept 2017.

 

No longer a shed my friends - it's a factory!

 

IMG_7501

This is what I've been up to for the last two months.  This is what has been ruining Hendie's weekends. (Just a thought Hendie - perhaps you need to get out and meet some more people or something :P)

 

Here's the replacement for the peg board - wall to wall - 18mm particle board - most frequently used tools in the centre and then tools and equipment grouped by type.  No wobbly pegs any more - all tools either hung on nails or on their own custom-made hanging whatchamacallits.

IMG_7503

 

Workstation Alpha - Bandsaw (of course) - Flagship of the fleet.

IMG_7506

 

Workstation Bravo - Bench Sander. Newest addition to the fleet.

IMG_7507

 

Workstation Charlie - Drill press and Dremmel tool.

IMG_7508

 

Workstation Delta - Reference and Detailing. Oh-look, there goes AE2 ready for some work and an extremely cool-looking 'Sundowner's' F4 Phantom.

IMG_7509

 

Workstation Echo - Airbrushing compressor

IMG_7511

 

 

Workstation 'Foxtrot' - Wood carving and general manufacturing operations. High tech aluminium alloy reconfigurable Swiss-manufactured vice. 

IMG_7512

 

 

Storage Facility 'Golf' - Triple stacked under-bench storage facility.

IMG_7513

 

 

Storage facility 'Hotel' - As per facility Golf but twice as long (this photo only shows half of the total bench length). Note extensive use of plastic tubs - just like the workshop in Mythbusters! :penguin:

IMG_7515

 

Facility overview - again.  I'm happy with this!

IMG_7501

 

There is some further work required though:

  • Extend permanent power supply to Storage Facility 'Hotel' and associated workstations
  • Build a PPE stand at the door (I'm not kidding I'm actually going to do that!) 
  • Improve ambient and workstation lighting
  • Upgrade sound-system. That little radio you can see can pick-up one radio station - fortunately it's the station with the 'Best Variedy' (yes 'Variedy' with a d) as they like to tell me over and over and over again...
  • Actually build something - anything - in this place!

Next post will be back to the submarine - I'm going to try streamlining the conning tower with that cute little bench sander at workstation Bravo.  Should take about 5 minutes all going well. B)

 

I know that this post hasn't strictly been 'AE2' or even 'Maritime Modelling' for that matter - but I trust you will find some of this of interest and maybe that I've saved Hendie's weekend.

 

Bandsaw Steve

Factory Manager

 

 

 

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longshanks    3,969

:gobsmacked:

 

Alright very good now get on with the bliddy sub !!

 

Only joking, looking good matey

 

Workstation Bravo you'll find to be a great buy, I couldn't manage without it

 

Looking forward to your first work out of the new factory

 

Kev

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hendie    6,513
2 hours ago, Bandsaw Steve said:

but I trust you will find some of this of interest and maybe that I've saved Hendie's weekend.

 

okay, I shall accept that posting as 'progress' though I think we're on the edge of stretching the limits.

 

I do like the workshop though - very nice set up.  I thought my workshop was big when I built it, but I'm really struggling for space (being a right messy booger doesn't really help much)

 

I look forward to commencement of wood butchery (and having my weekends back in order).  This is only Saturday so there's still time for a Sunday Morning update

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beefy66    2,800

Now that is what you call a work area 

 

Just not jealous at all no not at all.  :envy:

 

beefy 

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