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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Jean Crous » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:39 pm

=D> :D Thanks for showing us your w/shop Hawkerdriver. You have enough space there by the look of it, and your workspace looks to be well organised........what more does one need? 8)
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:57 pm

I try keep it as clean and as tidy as possible. Just makes the next job that little easier. Just today, I bolted the rack holding the clamps. I made it a weekend or so ago as a simple project to practise my gas welding skills.
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Jean Crous » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:30 pm

:lol: There is an old saying i once heard :" A well planned kick in the pants is a successfull kick in the pants" . I therefore imagine that a well planned task is a successfull task, meaning a tidy w/shop is best set to deliver a tidy job :lol: :wink:
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Unread post by Dunesurfer » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:49 pm

Eks te skaam om foto,s van my garage/workshop te wys.My honde kom net soms,met klem op soms,daar binne.Gewoonlik as ek werk,le hulle onder by die ramp,in gate wat hulleself gegrawe het.Rede,hmmm,as ek werk,is dit van vroeg tot laat.Maar moet darem byse,nou die dag n stuk 12 mm dik staal plaat gesny,en toe vra iemand waar laat doen ek my profile gas cutting.Dit was al die tyd met die hand gedoen.Wys jou nou net wat tyd en goeie dink en skills kan doen.
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Unread post by flightlines » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:15 pm

a tidy w/shop is best set to deliver a tidy job
Doesn't this open the door to the tidy desk / untidy desk syndrome (At the risk of a marginal hijack)

I have in my day seen some amazing workmanship comming out of some fairly chaotic workshops. Its all fine and well if you run an organisation with the space to appoint a permanent cleaner to do nothing but clean, wipe and polish all day that you can brag with your shiny workspace.

But, if you are engaged in a project as a one man operation, the last thing you can be bothered with is cleaning up when you are dog tired at the end of the day and the last thing that you can be bothered with when you walk in in the morning all enthusiastic to carry on where you left off the previous night.

My workshop is lucky if it gets a sweep once a week and only really gets a major reset once every couple of months ... of course, after a major tidy up I dont seem to be able to find anything so I dont tend to get to focussed on tidying up while I am busy.

Anyway, thats just me.
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Jean Crous » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:04 pm

:D Not wanting to tread on any toes, before i had only one helper, before that none.......in all instances my reasoning was " Why spend a half hour looking for a tool to do a five minute job with? " Every day at 5:15 pm we stop work and put away the tools in their dedicated spot. This also ensures that a spanner has not been forgotten in the works , to jam a control in future......speaking of which, i not too long ago stripped a Cubby for re-furbishing and found a no 13 spanner laying in the bottom of the fuselage :shock:
As flightlines said i also say.......maybe thats just me :lol:
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by flightlines » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:21 pm

Reminds me of the airforce tekkie that dropped his toolbox in the cockpit of a mirage ... That took some sorting out, Then there was the SAAf tekkie that put his toolbox on the ejector seat and when he was done, he picked it up and a tool sticking out the side hooked the loop and 1 toolbox got launched skywards out of the impala cockpit by the ejector seat. It rained spanners and sockets all over the flightline and the empty toolbox came down and knocked a ding in the taiplane. Quite a few people were cross bout that. A lot more of us had a good laugh about it.

Anyway ... one cant compare a business / factory workshop where a couple of people need to function to a home workshop where it is just you, and if you are the sort of person that uses his workshop to store tools and maybe potter with something onece a month, it stands to reason that your shop would be tudier than that of a person that spends all day every day working on various projects of their own. Tidyness is also a function of how much you spend on it.
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by ibeaton » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:18 pm

Nice thread.

Here are a few snaps taken of my current project in my workshop. RV7 80% complete.
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There are a number of models floating around in the shop (around 40 at last count, plus half a modelling store too)
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For the full thread of the RV7 build check this out:
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Jean Crous » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:45 pm

:D Hi ibeaton, nice w/shop and a cool looking project you have going there.
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:13 am

Ian, Nice update. Glad you guys still making progress.

Guys, this is what the thread is about, just showing all us other avcommers what you get up to in your shops and HOW you go about it. Again, we not here for a tidy police inspection.

Judging by the view count, seems people are curious about what we builders do in the 'shops.

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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by KZNChris » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:57 am

Hawkerdriver wrote: Ian, Nice update. Glad you guys still making progress.
Guys, this is what the thread is about, just showing all us other avcommers what you get up to in your shops and HOW you go about it.
Again, we not here for a tidy police inspection.
Judging by the view count, seems people are curious about what we builders do in the 'shops.
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I am more interested in what comes out -- and some nice images of them flying around :idea: :lol:

Posted in the other thread // Best Bush Plane // specifically about the Bearhawk

So how is it going :?:
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Pete » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:51 am

Nice "7" Ian.. have fun with the remaining 80% of the build! :wink: :D

It seems in just about all of our workshop pics, to have a model aerie in the background somewhere.. there must be a common thread here, or is it deep rooted in our DNA?? :idea: :D 8)
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by ibeaton » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:54 pm

Pete wrote:Nice "7" Ian.. have fun with the remaining 80% of the build! :wink: :D

It seems in just about all of our workshop pics, to have a model aerie in the background somewhere.. there must be a common thread here, or is it deep rooted in our DNA?? :idea: :D 8)
Decided to show a few of the other model aeries floating around in my world of workshop.
Stuka and a FW190
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A few more, couple of gliders and the remains of an Ultrastick
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These are unstarted kits, Spitfire, Extreme, Waco and a Great Planes Super Stearman
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Wings for the Stuka and FW190 as well as wings for a 25% Pitts
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A few foamies - Mirage, Veloxcity and a Twinjet, uin the background on top of the cupboard are some foam cores for an Aquabird and a Dornier335.
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Then in my garage, are the wings of the RV7 standing in their racks, but above them:
The Pitts fuselage, A Blohm and Vos BV141, Giles, Twinstar and the yellow thing, I cannot remember what it is called
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Aircraft ICU, but these patients have been in here for a while, do not seem to be getting better. :( :( :(
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Then a few more F15 and a 60 size Stick, plus another Stick in ICU, and some wings
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by ibeaton » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:26 pm

Then the trainer, a few other sports types
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Finally in a store room, a nice big Cessna, Cub, Stuka Foamie and a Bukker Jungman foamie.
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So you can see the workshop has been busy over the years, all that has really happened is that the models are getting bigger.
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by ibeaton » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:47 pm

bosvark wrote::shock: :shock: After all of that I'm feeling as inadequate as a bull without balls :oops: :mrgreen:
Flightlines, your neighbours are absolutely going to love you when you put up that 6 metre dish :twisted: :twisted:

Some really interesting stuff in your "shop".
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Wings complete
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