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Unread postAuthor: evilvet » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:03 am

Aside from JSR that is, deep in the epoxy batcave somewhere under a volcano :wink:

The old workshop got flooded on a regular basis, 100mm lower than the driveway for some stupid reason.

Anyhow after a weeks work I now have an elevated insulated floor (no more aches from standing on cold concrete at midnight) some decent storage areas that are going to take most of winter to sort and organise, a dedicated CNC/CAD workstation and best of all a great big island bench with great light and everything handy.

Public thanks to my SWMBO for her support and encouragement, I think she wants me out of the house more for some reason.

Anyone else care to share / brag ?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:33 am

Very nice! Love the big screen, it looks like you're preparing to have the typical evil villain conference with the United Nations where you demand 10 million dollars :D

Anyone else care to share / brag ?


here ;)
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Unread postAuthor: evilvet » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:41 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z-AxgueBRk

The TV tuner in the screen died so it got relegated to duty as a CAD monitor.
With my eyesight having a 42" screen to run the PC is a bonus.

The only thing I need right now is a decent drill/mill to replace the current drill press, something like a Sieg X2 would be wonderful.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:45 am

Hehe just like that! I was using the Cartman standard ;)
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:23 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Very nice! Love the big screen, it looks like you're preparing to have the typical evil villain conference with the United Nations where you demand 10 million dollars :D

Anyone else care to share / brag ?


here ;)


Plus the cartman standard, I think you have just gone crazy.. Evil, I like that work shop, now if only I had the time and patience to learn cad...
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Unread postAuthor: evilvet » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:27 pm

now if only I had the time and patience to learn cad...


Don't wait, dive in.

If you are going to get into CAD/CAM try CamBam. It runs as freeware to do most things and is dirt cheap to licence if you want the full suite.

I had never used a CAD/CAM package before and have no training in it. After about a month I could produce just about anything I wanted in simple shapes and profiles.
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:53 pm

Ok, well I will try. I never have any patience for anything like that, I need prebuilt models and a snap together or something....
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Re: Hands up who has a dedicated spud-bbmg lab

Unread postAuthor: velocity3x » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:17 pm

evilvet wrote:Anyone else care to share / brag ?


Here's mine. Much like JSR named his the "Epoxy Cave", I named mine too.....the "Titty Bar". My wife just laughs when I tell her where I'm going.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:28 pm

:shock:

Are you hiring :D

We have an epoxy floor at work too, I still grin when I walk around the plant ;)
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Unread postAuthor: evilvet » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:29 am

Great, now I have shed envy and workshop performance anxiety :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: SP00K » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:35 pm

My friend owns an excavator and our summer plan is to build a "fallout shelter" which will ultimately be an underground mancave. We've got our permits and 95% of the necessary building materials. The only problem that has come up so far is how we are going to run electricity out to it. My much prefered location crosses the driveway, a deep ditch, already existing electric lines and a drainage pipe.

It's going to be 20 feet wide by 25 feet long and we are planning on concealing the door with a decorative out house. :D
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Unread postAuthor: velocity3x » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:35 pm

SP00K wrote: My much prefered location crosses the driveway, a deep ditch, already existing electric lines and a drainage pipe.


Excavate the trench up to the driveway on both side. Take a larger conduit (sleave) than required by the electric co. for the primary cable conduit. Attach a fire hose to it and push (jet) it under the driveway to the other side. Remove the hose and slide the primary cable conduit through the sleave.....it's done. You can do the same thing where you're going to cross existing utilities.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:50 pm

Hire a horizontal boring machine & operator for putting in the underground utilities. May as well pull in phone and Internet at the same time you pull power. They are fast and save a lot of digging. I was amazed at how close they can be steered underground.
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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Fri May 06, 2011 12:08 pm

evilvet wrote:The TV tuner in the screen died so it got relegated to duty as a CAD monitor.
With my eyesight having a 42" screen to run the PC is a bonus.



Speaking of CAD monitors, I use my Sony 46 inch for CAD via HDMI as well as the home entertainment system monitor.

Also works great for PC games like flight sims and Call of Duty series.

Here is an example using LeMaudit's MiniBoy and a preliminary discarding sabot for MrCrowley's launcher.
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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Fri May 06, 2011 12:29 pm

If it was me and I was building a workshop, I would have those rubber panels for the floor, that way you can stand for hours and be much more comfortable than pretty much any surface you are on...

It would also help with sound too which is a plus when you have a wife or neighbors.
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