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Title: workstations...lets see them
Post by: Thewintersoldier on August 08, 2019, 07:56:31 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/F7pKanC.jpg)
I used to work from this diy workstation i made to build from my recording desk. it wasnt long before things got crowded. Parts everywhere, things falling over and builds became tedious. I was unorganized and my fun hobby was becoming a chore. So the past couple weeks I have been rearranging my "guitar" work bench and turned it into my all in one workstation for pedals.
Being a true diy champion and being on a budget, if i couldnt get it cheap or get what fit my needs I made it.
(https://i.imgur.com/eRliCZ9.jpg)
my drilling station
(https://i.imgur.com/dao9VA6.jpg)
parts storage, $5 dollars at the salvation army
(https://i.imgur.com/U0BNxPk.jpg)
I have an all in one solder spool and iron holder/tip cleaner that I seperated to make feeding solder easier
(https://i.imgur.com/ITjW27L.jpg)
I made this parts holder for builds. makes populating boards super easy and the work flow is great. its foam with aluminium for the tape to stick to.
(https://i.imgur.com/XKgd0yo.jpg)
My test rig because I learned the hard way to "RIBYBI"
(https://i.imgur.com/BE5IprZ.jpg)
but my newest addition is my homemade rotating pcb holder with removable helping hands and solder exhaust fan. look at all the lead and flux I'm not breathing anymore all in the carbon filter.
(https://i.imgur.com/fUTXPXk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3sVwgs0.jpg)
I'm really happy so far with it all but I know that soon I'll have changes to make but so far so good. Lets see what you guys are working with so I can get some more ideas and inspiration.
Chris

Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: nzCdog on August 09, 2019, 02:38:45 AM
Hey, what a neat space to work in!  Love your PCB holder, very handy looking.  The filter on a a gooseneck clip idea is great, my extractor always seems so far from the action to be much use. Kudos, thanks for sharing
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: alanp on August 09, 2019, 08:34:29 AM
(http://alanp.info/images/workspace.JPG)
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: EBK on August 09, 2019, 09:40:03 AM
Thanks to the positive influence of our own dan.schumaker, my workspace is essentially the empty tray two-thirds of the way up this rack, which I load up with whatever I am presently working on (my Aquaboy Deluxe build at the moment).
(https://i.imgur.com/DGiVKUhl.jpg)
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: Freppo on August 09, 2019, 11:36:15 AM
Here's my little space in the corner of my recording studio. :)

(https://www.parasitstudio.se/uploads/2/4/4/9/2449159/workshop1_orig.jpg)
(https://www.parasitstudio.se/uploads/2/4/4/9/2449159/workshop2_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: dan.schumaker on August 09, 2019, 12:43:39 PM
Here is where the magic happens for me
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48497700072_c576544bee_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gTzoAC)20190719_193712 (https://flic.kr/p/2gTzoAC) by Dan Schumaker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126000939@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: nzCdog on August 09, 2019, 03:51:46 PM
Well here's mine.... Feeling totally blessed to have a decent space in the garage these days. I Used to solder PCBs in a small corner of the bedroom of our tiny house, and drill enclosures on the kitchen table. Not much happens in winter for me anymore however, it gets pretty cold out here.  That's an AB763 in very slow progress on the bench. :)
(https://i.imgur.com/1iW6fle.jpg)
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: nzCdog on August 09, 2019, 03:53:55 PM
 You know what, looking at that pic again... I just found my Bluetooth speaker! ;D
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: Thewintersoldier on August 09, 2019, 04:25:54 PM
some great ideas and its great to see that less is more sometimes.
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: alanp on August 09, 2019, 06:23:17 PM
I am so jealous of all you other guys' workstations.
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: timbo_93631 on August 09, 2019, 08:31:40 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190810/c42e22ac2e19e764bde9fd768f67f685.jpg)

The mothership.  Home.  The place where pickups happen. 


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Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: thesmokingman on August 09, 2019, 09:18:20 PM
Going to have to clean up some ... been busy and the work area shows it
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: alanp on August 09, 2019, 09:50:46 PM
As soon as one of the other two bugger off and get their own place, I'm turning one of my bedrooms into a studio/workbench. I've got a spare PC ready to go, a 20ch mixer, the works. (I have my own house, and my brother and sister board with me.)
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: Willybomb on August 09, 2019, 10:15:01 PM
You really want to see it?  Ok then....
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: alanp on August 09, 2019, 10:37:28 PM
I fully approve of your organization style :)
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: PMowdes2 on August 10, 2019, 04:31:54 AM
Tucked away in one corner of my living room, wish i had more space :(

(http://i.postimg.cc/QM68KnNK/IMG-20190810-112654.jpg)
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: Thewintersoldier on August 10, 2019, 05:49:49 PM
Tucked away in one corner of my living room, wish i had more space :(

(http://i.postimg.cc/QM68KnNK/IMG-20190810-112654.jpg)

I wish i could set up in my living room, I'm stuck in the basement
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: madbean on August 10, 2019, 06:52:05 PM
Here's my little space in the corner of my recording studio. :)

I've seen those PCB jigs before  -  where did you get it?

My workstation is basically the same as always. There's something quite special being worked up on the bench though!

Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: Freppo on August 11, 2019, 04:59:52 AM
I've seen those PCB jigs before  -  where did you get it?

It's an Ideal-tek PCSA1 PCB mount.
Expensive, but worth every cent. :)

I got mine from Conrad. Farnell and digikey also sells it.
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: culturejam on August 12, 2019, 10:52:41 PM
I have a total shit-sty of a work space. Just can't seem to keep 'er organized and neat. Doesn't stop the magic, granted, but it does take longer.   ;D

Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: SirEgno on August 13, 2019, 02:42:46 AM
I have a room that should be a guest room, but... there's no space for guests  ;D
(https://i.postimg.cc/MXg67TTc/20190813-102619.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MXg67TTc)
Inside there are music stuff, bike parts, all kind of tools...
My girlfriend says that I took over all the space, but there are also her clothes waiting to be ironed.

This is my desk. A friend of mine defined it the "MacGyver's desk"  :D
(https://i.postimg.cc/xcH0t2J6/20190813-102728.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xcH0t2J6)
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: thesmokingman on August 13, 2019, 01:09:07 PM
cleaned up the recent shipping garbage and assimilated all the crap from my cube at my former job ... halfway usable now
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: Leevibe on August 13, 2019, 02:01:41 PM
Posting pics of mine would feel like confession. Itís way too messy for me to be able to show anyone right now.
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: madbean on August 13, 2019, 03:54:37 PM
I have a total shit-sty of a work space. Just can't seem to keep 'er organized and neat. Doesn't stop the magic, granted, but it does take longer.   ;D

Oh my. We need to get you some storage bins!
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: EBK on August 13, 2019, 04:03:45 PM
For anyone that wants to claim their space is messy, this used to be me (slightly over a year ago):
(http://i.imgur.com/eUuccntl.jpg)
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: Leevibe on August 13, 2019, 04:14:16 PM
For anyone that wants to claim their space is messy, this used to be me (slightly over a year ago):
(http://i.imgur.com/eUuccntl.jpg)

Haha! I'm sure I would have accidentally put my iron into one of those boxes and torched the whole thing by accident.
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: EBK on August 13, 2019, 04:28:23 PM
Haha! I'm sure I would have accidentally put my iron into one of those boxes and torched the whole thing by accident.
I will confess that my sense of smell has alerted me that a foreign object intruded into the place for my soldering iron on at least one occasion.   ::)


My favorite thing about that pic is the cardboard box at the very bottom.  It is labeled "Eric stuff", which must have been a very desperate attempt to suggest order in the chaos.   ;D
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: timbo_93631 on August 13, 2019, 07:32:48 PM
For anyone that wants to claim their space is messy, this used to be me (slightly over a year ago):
(http://i.imgur.com/eUuccntl.jpg)
All I see in this pic is a beautiful Hakko 888-D and some assorted confetti.  Love my Hakko!
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: alanp on August 13, 2019, 07:36:44 PM
That isn't a mess. That's proof that things get done there.
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: EBK on August 13, 2019, 08:20:58 PM
All I see in this pic is a beautiful Hakko 888-D and some assorted confetti.  Love my Hakko!
Love my Hakko too! *high five*

Felt kind of bad for them after I ordered a second soldering tip directly from them (well, directly from their US presence).  They actually called me up and asked if there was ANYTHING else they could do for me or my company (no, they didn't say it in a lustful voice or anything).  The rep probably started rattling off a detailed sales pitch--I can't fully remember.  It seemed like I really let them down when I revealed myself to be a hobbyist (their choice of word). 

Still, top notch soldering station, even though I've never changed it from its default setting of 750 soldering magic units (must be degrees or something; I judged by the results that it seemed an appropriate enough number and never worried about it afterward :P).
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: timbo_93631 on August 13, 2019, 08:33:55 PM
All I see in this pic is a beautiful Hakko 888-D and some assorted confetti.  Love my Hakko!
Love my Hakko too! *high five*

Felt kind of bad for them after I ordered a second soldering tip directly from them (well, directly from their US presence).  They actually called me up and asked if there was ANYTHING else they could do for me or my company (no, they didn't say it in a lustful voice or anything).  The rep probably started rattling off a detailed sales pitch--I can't fully remember.  It seemed like I really let them down when I revealed myself to be a hobbyist (their choice of word). 

Still, top notch soldering station, even though I've never changed it from its default setting of 750 soldering magic units (must be degrees or something; I judged by the results that it seemed an appropriate enough number and never worried about it afterward :P).
I run mine full tilt (899) all day Monday through Saturday, on my second tip, always impressed at how it handles heavier stuff with ease, Tele basplate ground wires, tremolo claw ground wires, humbucker covers, eats it all up.
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: Leevibe on August 13, 2019, 09:03:58 PM
I love mine too but I wish it just had the older analog knob instead of the buttons. I realized shortly after I got it that the memory settings isnít a feature thatís useful to me. I do most stuff around 560 or so and crank it to 700 when I need to dump in some heat.
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: selfdestroyer on September 04, 2019, 03:09:25 PM
I forgot to add to this.. this is my new bench during the summer months here in Hell, CA.

(http://music.codydeschenes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/img_0161-e1560564805852.jpg)

I need to get a nice place to put my parts box's. As of now, I just bring in the bins I need and it really slows down the process.
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: alanp on September 04, 2019, 05:35:32 PM
(http://alanp.info/images/workspace.JPG)

When I got into pedalmaking in 2013 with a Rangemaster (thanks, Brian!), this was my workspace.

I'm making sixteen band EQs, MS10 VCFs, and I'm still working with maybe 400x150mm space.

I'm still jealous of all you guys with dedicated workstations with room to set up all your gear. My o'scope only gets taken out when I actually need it :/
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: skyled on September 06, 2019, 02:05:33 AM
My gigantic workbench is still not big enough. No room to do any soldering at the moment. Bench has been invaded by the $200 Rhodes Mk1 88 key that I almost had done before I picked up a $180 Wurlitzer 145 and there's not even room for it. I had to use the top of my Hammond M3 as a second bench. Soldering junk is in the shelves above. PCB/electronic junk is stored inside in the boxes and bags I got from Tayda/Mouser.
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: skyled on September 06, 2019, 02:07:40 AM
Another view
Title: Re: workstations...lets see them
Post by: skyled on September 06, 2019, 02:08:26 AM
And the other side