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PostSubject: Pete's Model Shop   Mon 8 Apr - 20:03

Below is my model shop. It is not much to look at, but it serves me well. It is a corner of my garage, so it does get pretty cold in the winter (Portland, Oregon area).

Like some, I prefer to model standing up, but do have a tall "bar stool" kind of chair. The main work bench is on the right, Along with the mandatory music setup. The spray booth on the left and vented to the outside. In the center, against the wall, is where I have my small lathe (under clear cover), with part of my "stash" on shelves above. Below this bench is a cabinet with reference material and the rest of the kits. Overhead is the Dremel with a long enough cable to allow me to drill/grind on the bench. That's it :D .

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PostSubject: Re: Pete's Model Shop   Mon 8 Apr - 21:06

Man! That's a great set up! It goes to show that model builders work almost anywhere. Thanx for sharing. 8)
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PostSubject: Re: Pete's Model Shop   Mon 8 Apr - 22:11

Nice setup Pete. I like how you sit or stand in the middle and everything is right there.
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PostSubject: Re: Pete's Model Shop   Tue 9 Apr - 1:41

I really like the dremel setup. Great work area Pete !
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PostSubject: Re: Pete's Model Shop   Tue 9 Apr - 4:18

Oh, and I get to Portland every year or so to visit family. I will give you a heads up next time we get out that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Pete's Model Shop   Tue 9 Apr - 6:03

Everything is in reach. Looks like a busy place and a spot to relax. Nice one Pete.
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PostSubject: Re: Pete's Model Shop   Tue 9 Apr - 16:36

So, here is a photo of our cat "helping" my wife with her quilting.



This is why the cat is not allowed to be near the Model Shop :shock: .
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PostSubject: Re: Pete's Model Shop   Tue 9 Apr - 18:14

Nice work space Pete and say hello to Mrs Pete for me. Then stroke the cat.

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PostSubject: Re: Pete's Model Shop   Tue 9 Apr - 18:16

Nice picture Pete.
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PostSubject: Re: Pete's Model Shop   Thu 11 Apr - 2:04

pete s wrote:

This is why the cat is not allowed to be near the Model Shop :shock: .

Nice photo Pete. I agree, paws and parts don't go together.LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Pete's Model Shop   Tue 13 May - 1:44

Oooo ooooo, CAT! Quilters are as much crafters as modelers are. Thanx for fine fotos!
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PostSubject: Re: Pete's Model Shop   Tue 13 May - 16:53

Pete: Looks like you have a lot in a small space. I really like the looks of your spray booth. It is clear plastic is it not?? With your set up being in the garage and knowing Portland weather, I'm wondering what you do about painting in the winter time. I'm kind of spoiled in that with the room I have here weather doesn't become a factor anymore.

Really looking forward to seeing you at GSL next spring. I really think your VW will do well there. John

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PostSubject: Re: Pete's Model Shop   Tue 13 May - 17:44

John, you are right about painting in the winter. What I do is save up a whole bunch, and then heat up the garage with a portable heater. Then paint like crazy! By the way, the garage is fully insulated.

The humidity in there is why I have switched to CO2 instead of a compressor. Works like a champ, and I will never go back to the compressor.

The booth I made from clear lexan from TAP Plastics. I have plans somewhere if anyone is interested. Uses a standard furnace filter and a blower from Grainger.

I am looking forward to GSL also. Will bring the bug with a few minor improvements, and hopefully the Sterling race truck. It will be good to see you again. Will Frenchies Place be done for GSL also?

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PostSubject: Re: Pete's Model Shop   Wed 14 May - 15:14

Pete:  I kind of figured that is how you would handle the weather and painting.  Like I said before, I'm spoiled since I got the new hobby room last year.  Weather isn't a problem any more.  I made the change to CO2 last year myself.  The advantages are overwhelming; no moisture in the lines, completely quiet, steady pressure, infinite pressure control, etc.   I'm like you, I will never go back to a compressor.  

My plan is to have Frenchie's ready for GSL next spring.  I hope it will do better than the Texaco Station did last year.  For some reason that one just didn't impress the judges.  I have a couple of SMALL dioramas in mind too.  I should be able to get them done also.  

See you at GSL!

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