Workshops

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  1. debe

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    How crowded is your workshop?? I think i may need to have a bit of a cleanout!!!
     
  2. Kermit2

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    It's perfect.

    :)
     
  3. nerdegutta

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    As long as you know where your stuff is. :)

    I see you are concerned about safety, hanging you hardhat/helmet at the entrance. :D

    Middle fridge. Top left picture. Been out fishing?

    If you take your time to organize all of it, I would like to see some after pictures. :)
     
  4. debe

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    Hi Jens, That picture is my nephew who is a comercial diver, pic taken off Greece when he was working on a tuna farm there, dam big fish.
     
  5. nerdegutta

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    Yes, that was a damn big tuna fish. With all that tuna meat you can make much food. Which reminds me, haven't eaten breakfast yet... Maybe I'll have a tuna sandwich.
     
  6. R!f@@

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    :eek: EGAD!
    You are messier than me..:D
     
  7. shortbus

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    I was always taught, a clean/organized, shop/work bench is a sign of a sick mind :)

    Also, in my shop, if you can see concrete of the floor, I need more stuff :)
     
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  8. nerdegutta

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    That was a nice philosophy!
     
  9. BillO

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    My messy basement lab.

    I was going to wait until I had tidied up, but that’s a task that never seems to converge to an endpoint. All my parts are stored in the storage room next door.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Rbeckett

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    Havent seen the floor in my shop for years. Ran out of room in the shop so I moved electronics into my home office, much more comfortable with heat and A/C. The outside shop is reserved for metal fabrication, Milling/lathe work, welding and my CNC Plasma table. When I die, it will be one heck of a yard sale if nothing else.
    Bob
     
  11. nerdegutta

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one, with stuff everywhere.

    I do nearly everything in my home-office/lab. Except cutting PCB and etch...

    Got a few PCs, with each monitor showing different things. :)
     
  12. lightingman

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    Not too cluttered in these pics. They are a bit at the moment...

    Daniel.
     
  13. nerdegutta

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    Oh man....

    I have a lot to learn...

    Think I start now. Thanks for the inspiring pictures.:)
     
  14. shortbus

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    Other than the plasma table, sounds like my shop. I keep telling my sons the same thing you do! Got so many projects started I'll never get them done in my lifetime. Short attention span I guess! The favorite part of a project for me is gathering the needed stuff and figuring out how to make it. Damn the INTERNET!! :)

    The TV show 'Hoarders' wants to do an episode here :)
     
  15. Rbeckett

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    Thanks short bus, I love my little shop. It's 20x20 with the air compressor and bending stands outside and the rest inside. I use a lot of overhead space to conserve room like the control for my plasma system is in a suspended box on rails that will store directly over the table when not in use and multiple shelves to stack stuff so I can use the floor for cutting and assembling projects. Space conflicts still arise, but we just deal with it and keep on playing. I originally built the shop for my retirement in a few years, but got sick and ended up medically retired way too early so it is about as filled and developed as it is gona get for a while now. But it really needs a good clean and organize since when I left for Iraq it was a sorta hasty departure and I did not put everything away and store it all neatly. That is gonna be a tough week when I get around to doing that...
    Bob
     
  16. debe

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    Wow Lightingman, Very organized!!
     
  17. Rbeckett

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    Lightman, that is one sweet shop setup. If you have parts in all of the bins, that would be insane to have around. I always seem to need the one chip or item that I have to order, so I always seem to be ordering a bunch of little "extra" things just in case I need one for later. But it is a ton of fun and pretty cheap, so I just keep adding to my little bench stock as I go along. One day maybe I will have a shop like yours, I am green with envy now!!!!
    Bob
     
  18. shortbus

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    Rbeckett - What your saying about retirement I can relate to. I bought most all of my stuff planing for that. When they offered a early retirement do to my company sending their work overseas I took it. Then I got CHF then this year two strokes, so much for the 'Golden Years' :)
     
  19. BillO

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    Astounding! Is my count correct, do you have 11 scopes?
     
  20. lightingman

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    Well!

    The pics that I posted are not all of it. There are about 3,600 drawers and about 200 bins under the benches. I also have around 2600 reels of surface mount components and 240 plastic boxes with components in. I also have a great deal of test equipment as I love restoring test equipment. Here is a list:-

    OSCILLOSCOPES.

    2 x Gould DSO400 20MHz oscilloscopes.
    1 x Gould DSO450 50MHz oscilloscope.
    1 x Gould 1604 20MHz, 4 beam oscilloscope.
    2 x HP 1704 100MHz oscilloscope.
    1 x Beckman 9020 20MHz oscilloscope.
    1 x Kikusui 5042 40MHz oscilloscope.
    2 x Goldstar 9020A oscilloscopes.
    2 x Gould OS250 oscilloscopes.
    1 x Crotech 3337 30MHz oscilloscope.
    1 x Gould OS300 20MHz oscilloscope.
    1 x Leader 300 LCD oscilloscope.
    1 x Thandar SC110 portable oscilloscope.


    SPECTRUM ANALYSER'S.

    1 x HP 141T 1.2GHz spectrum analyser.
    2 x HP 3580 audio spectrum analysers.
    1 x Nelson Ross 25MHz, spectrum analyser.
    1 x Systron Donner 701/801 audio spectrum analyser.


    LOGIC ANALYSER'S / MONITORS.

    1 x Philips logic analyser
    2 x Sony/Tektronics 308 data/logic analysers.
    3 x Tektronics 1240 logic analysers.
    1 x Gould K100 logic analyser (in need of pods and probes).
    1 x L.J. logic analyser.
    2 x Thurlby LA160 logic anlysers.
    1 x HP 1600A logic analyser.
    1 x CSC LM2 logic monitor.
    1 x HP10529A logic comparator.


    DATA / COMMS / TELECOMMS ANALYSER'S.

    1 x Data Presission data 6000 data analyser.
    1 x Norland IQ400 FFT data analyser.
    1 x Trend 274 data analyser.
    2 x Trend data analysers.
    1 x W&G DA15 data tester.
    1 x Data centry 10 communications analyser.
    1 x Fakerscope 2500 data analyser.
    1 x Halcyon Data communications analyser.
    1 x Thurlby DA100/101/102 protocol analyser.
    1 x Anacom smartbox.
    1 x Modular Technology Interfaker.
    1 x Phoenix 5500A telecoms analyser.
    1 x Marconi 2833A line monitor.
    6 x Mountain technology ME1002 line simulators.
    2 x Mountain technology ME1005 line simulators.
    1 x HP3776A PCM terminal tester.
    1 x Anritsu EF104B call simulator.
    1 x Smart communications emulator.


    FREQUENCY COUNTERS / TIMERS.

    1 x Racal 1990 frequency counter.
    1 x Meteor 100MHz frequency counter.
    1 x Leader LF827 1.2GHz frequency counter.
    1 x Continental specialties 5001 universal counter/timer.


    OSCILLATORS / SIGNAL / PULSE GENERATORS.

    1 x Systron Donner 1702 0 to 1GHz frequency generator.
    1 x HP8011A pulse generator.
    1 x Syntest frequency synthesizer.
    1 x Shlumberger 20MHz progammable function generator.
    1 x LFM3 signal generator.
    1 x Marconi TF2002AS AM/FM signal generator.
    1 x Linstead G120 signal generator.
    1 x Continental specilties 2001 function generator.
    1 x Thandar TG101 function generator.


    PROGRAMMERS / EMULATORS.

    2 x Stag PP39 EPROM programmes.
    1 x Stag PP40 EPROM gang programmer.
    1 x ART EPROM programmer.
    1 x Elan E9C EPROM programmer.
    1 x CP30 EPROM programmer.
    2 x Picstart plus PIC programmers.
    2 x ICEPIC emulators.


    MULTIMETERS / METERS / TESTERS.

    2 x Thurlby CM200 capacitor meters.
    1 x Heathkit IM-30 transistor tester.
    1 x Thandar TM351 multimeter.
    1 x Huntron tracker 2000 component tester + I.C. comparator.
    2 x Avo model 8.
    1 x AVO meter MK4.
    1 x Heavy duty AVO.
    1 x Advance VM77D AC milivolt meter.
    1 x Altai KD615 multimeter.
    1 x Level TM3B microvolt meter.
    1 x Beckman MMF1A multimeter.
    1 x 40Kv voltmeter.


    PSU'S.

    1 x Farnell LT30-1 2 x 0 to 30v 1 amp PSU.
    1 x GW 0-30v/0-3.4A Lab power supply.
    1 x Farnell ET30/2 bench power supply.


    PROBES / ACCESSORIES.

    1 x Hatfield 2105 (50 ohm) step attenuator.
    1 x Hatfield 2125 (600 ohm) step attenuator.
    2 x HP545A logic probes.
    1 x HP546A logic pulser.
    1 x Tektronix P6115 40Kv scope probe.
    1 x HP547A current tracer.
    14 x oscilloscope probes (X1, X10).
    7 oscilloscope probes (X10).
    1 x 40Kv meter probe.


    OTHER.

    1 x DSA524 digital storage adapter.
    1 x Thandar TD201 digital storage unit.
    1 x Cossor fault locator.
    1 x Tektronics 1485R waveform monitor.
    1 x Physical data 513A transient recorder.
    2 x Datalab DL905 transient recorders.
    1 x Meguro MK668E wow and flutter meter.
    1 x Tectronix 607 storage monitor.
    1 x RS OM358 oscilloscope 8 beam converter.
    1 x Quantum data 901 video generator.
    1 x Mamiya pick and place machine.


    SOLDERING EQUIPMENT.

    3 x Weller TCP soldering irons.
    1 x JBC 2000 soldering iron.
    1 x Weller DS801 desoldering station.
    1 x solder pot.
    1 x I.C desoldring station.
    1 x Quantum SMT flow soldering oven.
    1 x Hot re-work station.

    I have been collecting components and equipment for 40 years ready for my retirement.
    It is always in my mind as to if I make retirement, as shortbus said "so much for the golden years" I wish you well. A good friend of mine has just lost his battle with Cancer, he was 63. He too had collected components and equipment for his retirement, he was two years into its. I go into his workshop and feel sometimes sad, sometimes frustration and others anger. Now his wife has offered me all his equipment and components. It is so dificult to even think about clearing his workshop, he loved it as I love mine.

    Daniel.