How have you organized your home workshop?

How have you organized your home workshop / hobby room?

One desk is constantly reserved by all electronics and computers, leaving no space for DIY. Do you have multiple desks?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    basement workshop for electronics/delicate work
    garage for woodworking/vehicle work

    is there really any other setup
    >apartment workshop
    lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >apartment workshop
      Does anyone here has one of those? How do you deal with the noise?

      how do I use my drop saw. can I hang it out the window?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        grow up and buy an actual house

        in my area, a 2 bedroom apartment in a decent area costs MORE than a mortgage payment on a 200k house with less than 10% down

        tired of fellow millennials bitching about they can never buy a house, when in reality, they don't even try

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >200k house
          HAHAHA what fucking bumfuck native village do you live in? Can barely get the land for that money

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You may think that you're showing off and trying to seem like one of the Important people because you live somewhere that land costs 2 million an acre, but it really just makes you look like a fucking retard.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            literally anywhere that isn't on the coast
            an added bonus is there's less trash the further you get away from liberal areas

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Honest question, because I hear getting away from the coast is so often pitched on this website: If it's such a no brainer to get away from democrat cities why isn't everyone doing it? Why ado so many more people choose to live there than middle america?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                why do people live anywhere? everyone has a different answer. the issue is that people who live in such high cost of living areas are so disconnected from reality that they can't fathom how "cheap" it is to live anywhere else.

                they don't realize that a 1.5m house in their area, is a 300k or cheaper house anywhere else. their income does not match this huge difference, so they cry about not ever being able to afford to buy a house, where in reality, if they moved to a "cheaper" area, even after taking a hit to their income, the cost of living is so much lower that they could easily buy a house.

                this is why I get so disgusted when I see other millennials cry about it being too expensive to buy a house

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ^ wisdom

                When I hear anyone crying about home costs I want to break their legs. Plan your fucking life, ALL of it, and you'll have homes. I'm far from rich, have 15 acres and three houses on two pieces of decent property and they're not hovels. They're also paid off. Never ever forget most humans are (even if they're good at one specialty) pretty helpless outside that because they fail to want to be capable and versatile.

                "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

                -Robert A. Heinlein"

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I am from germany, but we have a similiar theme here, that is "avoid the city". The cities vote left, the rural areas vote right. Point is twofold: the cities have the most jobs compressed in one area and the pay is much higher than on the land. So people gravitate to the cities. But then they find out that all the dreg of society lives in the city too and that while the pay is higher so are the living costs. And now they are in the spiral. If you go to the rural parts you have to take a paycut, which hurts your ego. Also you have to perform, there is no slacking of on the land like in the city where you can live on cruise control in a mega corporation that never notices.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              because it's not one size fits all

              for some people in some fields of work, the higher pay of dense city-like areas outpaces the higher cost of living in those areas. for people in other professions, not the case
              it's good to be a lawyer/exec/... in a city, less so elsewhere. it's good to be an electrician/plumber/surveyer in middle of nowhere, much less so in the city

              would rich jobs still pay well (relative to cost of living) in kansas? yes, but the gap between salary and cost of living is actually larger in cities.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Indeed. Price ten acres in NYC. Room is freedom. I grew up in what is now a million dollar home and wouldn't move back if it were free (I'd sell it instantly). Expensive hoods come with nothing but restrictions and if I wanted that I'd go to jail.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >apartment workshop
    Does anyone here has one of those? How do you deal with the noise?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I used to have one in my dorm but all nasty work got done outdoors.

      Medical carts (they have non-marring casters) and plastic industrial carts are wonderful. I have those in my house for electronic and computer work and wish I'd figured that out when I lived in the dorms.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    oh man I LOVE when woodworkers make all their own benches, mounts, and racks, it’s totally like leveling up in my favorite jrpgs, like you’re not talented enough to face the big boss yet so you gotta GRIND a bit on the easier enemies first! just like you’re not ready to build that cabinet until you’ve made 100 tiny tool mounts! So cool

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its just like the 3d printer dudes who buy a printer and only print printer accessorizes

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its a huge mess, I'm not even done putting up the insulation yet. Huge pile of shit from the move in the center. But it does have a single houseplant.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Or...ganize?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is that Bepis' garage? thought I saw a pack of Newports in that pic.
      No wonder he just posts close ups of his borrowed tools. Doesn't want us to see the true workshop

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, beppo used to hate when I'd post pictures of my shop.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      cluttered messy workshops/garages make my skin crawl. especially small cramped ones

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Table saw is usually turned 90* and flat to the wall, but I had to rip some long pieces.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      comfy

      I have this thing where I want an OCD wetdream of a workshop but I also dont mind the clutter it just has to be with style

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Layed out some stuff on the ground to keep the flooring from getting scratched and then built a small sitting bench + toolchest to do my woodworking on. But it is just handtools, except for a single drillpress. Cheaper and quiet enough to not enrage anyone that way. Also it takes way less storage space, the old guys really knew how to work with minimal stuff. People think I am crazy, but I don't care, The tools did cost me maybe 500, all new, and now the only barrier is my skill, while most people start paying several thousands for bandsaws, jointers, planers, and what not.
    You have to accept that you will not get perfect cuts and that things take longer though.There is a reason why even the amish who earn their money with woodworking switched to power tools. For a hobbyist it is great though, you get exercise and feel like an artisan while you slowly tinker away.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My gf and I live in a small second story condo, so don't have a lot of space. This is basically my entire work area for now until we buy a house. Laser cutter enclosure takes up half of my real estate lol. Have a 5'x10' balcony that I free hand circular saw and jig saw whatever I need. Can't wait for the day I have a workshop with a fucking table saw

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Do you have multiple desks?

    I have three steel military classics I love (you can get parts and they're easy to restore/restomod if like) but they're bulky and heavy so best if you're used to moving heavy things. They're common in older shops and stout enough for engine rebuilding or other heavy work.

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