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  • #76
    Hell I think I'll just come over to your house to do my modeling! Everything is so neat! And everything one would need is there!!
    Jerry



    "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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    • #77
      Glad everyone enjoyed the tour. Thought I would do the tour ASAP at it will never look this way again.

      Larry and Michael, thanks.

      Rick, give it a week, it will look like it should, very messy.

      Louis, I aspire to "A place for everything and everything in its place", but it never turns out that way.

      Jerry, you are welcome to come over and model anytime you like.
      Ron Newby

      General Manager

      Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

      http://cvry.ca

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      • #78
        It's kinda hard to see through the mess, but the drill press and the table saw are both mounted on pieces of MDF. Those are held into place/clamped onto the table using T-Track pieces (the red bars.) This allows me to move or remove the tools, but keep them in position when working with them. Click image for larger version

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        The table is actually a cabinet base with a piece of plywood screwed into 2x4 that fit into the top of the cabinet. The cabinet itself is on locking rollers, so I can roll it out into the middle of the room if necessary. (But instead I usually just unclamp and move the table saw to another table when I need to cross-cut or more frequently rip long stock.)

        dave
        Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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        • Philip
          Philip commented
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          Nice little set-up!

      • #79
        Thanks Ron!!
        Jerry



        "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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        • #80
          Dave, what mess, looks neat to me. I like your setup and the fact that it is on coasters makes it portable.

          Your welcome Jerry.
          Ron Newby

          General Manager

          Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

          http://cvry.ca

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          • #81
            Ron, now you have done it. I need to go to therapy to improve ability to clean up my cluttered hobby area. Nice job. ~mike

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            • #82
              Thanks Mike. No need for therapy, it's a temporary condition.
              Ron Newby

              General Manager

              Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

              http://cvry.ca

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              • #83
                Canadian strip wood! Compares to bacon!
                Philip

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                • #84
                  Well, while attempting to work on my Lyons Tractor Repair and Railcar project I needed some strip styrene. I have a 6 drawer cabinet where I store my modeling supplies like styrene, wood, brass paint etc. Right now everything is just thrown in the drawers.

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                  This the top drawer, where I store my styrene supply. This Is after I removed the styrene strips. AS you can see, finding thinks is a challenge.



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                  I had some dead space under the lumber storage so how all my strip styrene lives there sorted by thickness, much easier to find things now.

                  Next up. add some dividers to the drawer and organize the sheet styrene.
                  Ron Newby

                  General Manager

                  Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                  http://cvry.ca

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                  • #85
                    If mine was that neat I've never find anything! But then again I never can find what I'm looking for anyway!! I guess I should take the hint here and straighten up my mess!!
                    Jerry



                    "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                    • #86
                      And now the after picture of the messy styrene drawer......

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                      I divided the sheets into Plain (left), Siding (middle) and lose pieces (right). At the front of the drawer are misc lengths. Seeing as the drawer holds styrene, I made the dividers out of styrene.

                      Jerry, neatness in the modeling room does not last in this household. Every time I clean up because I only have 6 square inches (or less) of workbench, I say that this is it, this time I will start putting stuff away, but it never happens.

                      Now I just need to organize the wood drawer and the brass drawer.
                      Ron Newby

                      General Manager

                      Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                      http://cvry.ca

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                      • #87
                        Ron, you're right, I've organized my bench area in the past and a few days later it's a mess again.
                        What you've done looks nice.

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                        • #88
                          Thanks Rick, I figure with the drawer devided this way I will only have to search only a part of the drawer instead of the whole thing.
                          Ron Newby

                          General Manager

                          Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                          http://cvry.ca

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                          • #89
                            Nice work Ron! Those bits and pieces of mine have been stored in Altoid tins with labels. I still have unhomed bits and pieces strewn about....Phil Click image for larger version

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                            Philip

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