Who is online?

In total there are 5 users online :: 1 Registered, 0 Hidden and 4 Guests

Kevin D

Most users ever online was 37 on Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:27 am

Latest topics

» PIC microprocessors
Today at 11:18 am by david f

» Robbe U47 Dynamic to Static
Today at 11:16 am by david f

» New project - USS Nautilus
Today at 8:34 am by Dr.Schmidt

» Cheap, simple R/C sub, suitable for beginners - A Charlie Class
Yesterday at 9:19 am by david f

» Join The Association of Model Submariners
Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:53 pm by Kevin D

» Going Brushless?
Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:06 pm by david f

» Norwich MBC Submarine Weekend 2015
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:22 am by Kevin D

» Hi all fellow submariners
Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:01 pm by Kevin D

» The Grondin a Naiade Class Submarine of 1904 (MMI December 2014)
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:30 am by david f


Our users have posted a total of 8767 messages in 1390 subjects

We have 560 registered users

The newest registered user is ironclad

    Work bench ideas anyone?


    david f
    AMS Treasurer

    Posts: 1404
    Join date: 2010-11-10
    Age: 64
    Location: Cumbria

    Work bench ideas anyone?

    Post  david f on Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:07 am

    I am just about starting to re-fit the utility room/ down stairs loo/ workshop following the revamp of our rear extension. I seem to have even less space than I had planned and I'm sharing it with the washing machine!
    But I have a suitable space for a workbench about 1300mm long and 50mm wide. I want to be able to do the usual submarine building things and I would like a vice on it.
    I would prefer it to be movable and floor mounted rather than fixed to the wall.
    Anyone got any ideas for building one or buying one?



    Posts: 349
    Join date: 2011-07-03
    Age: 50
    Location: Bucuresti, ROMANIA

    Re: Work bench ideas anyone?

    Post  profesorul on Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:06 pm

    Can You ad a sketch or a picture with the space?,in order to give more accurate advice?.

    david f
    AMS Treasurer

    Posts: 1404
    Join date: 2010-11-10
    Age: 64
    Location: Cumbria

    Re: Work bench ideas anyone?

    Post  david f on Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:12 am

    It is difficult to find my camera at the moment because of the decorating work going on!

    The space is 1300 mm long and 500mm wide (sorry I said 50mm earlier!)

    The height is whatever is needed. (I believe that one good test for a workshop height is level with your elbow, when standing up.)

    The washing machine does not take up any part of this space. It is at one end of the room.

    I am planning to put shelving all round the room (The sort that has steel U cross section pieces screwed to the walls with double slots in to fix shelves) But I don't really want to fix the workbench to the wall.

    The floor is insulated concrete with vinyl covering.

    Any ideas for what you all do and work on would be useful.


      Current date/time is Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:21 pm