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Topic # 198809 23-Jul-2016 16:59
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So finally a space for me so I can potter around with what I want to do. Have cleared out our spare room and I am self teaching myself electrical engineering at the moment but I am planning on going back to school to learn this from scratch within the next 2 years. (Currently 46 years old)

 

Slowly getting my bench together.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1597410 23-Jul-2016 19:01
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Should you have a fire extinguisher handy? :)




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  Reply # 1597414 23-Jul-2016 19:18
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I like that desk...can you tell me where you got it from please :)





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  Reply # 1597416 23-Jul-2016 19:23
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Very nice




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  Reply # 1597418 23-Jul-2016 19:29
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hehehe, apparently I have a space for me, but it's called "the garage" and "the lawn mower" :D 




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  Reply # 1597419 23-Jul-2016 19:31
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gjm:

 

I like that desk...can you tell me where you got it from please :)

 

 

I got when it was on special at the warehouse stationery for $170 , Its back to normal price now of $249.

 

Was a flat pack but very easy to put together. Its perfect for me and what I am doing. 

 

http://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/product/B760926.html#q=desk&start=1

 

 

 

I also purchased this which sits next to the table which is fantastic for all my parts and bits and pieces.

 

 

 

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blakamin:

 

hehehe, apparently I have a space for me, but it's called "the garage" and "the lawn mower" :D 

 

 

Haha yeah I had that but its to cold and crappy out there hence the spare room





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  Reply # 1597421 23-Jul-2016 19:33
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kiwifidget: Should you have a fire extinguisher handy? :)

 

Most probably ahahaha 





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  Reply # 1597478 23-Jul-2016 21:36
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I have my own spaces too. They are called "the kitchen" and "the laundry". :(





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Mspec:

 

gjm:

 

I like that desk...can you tell me where you got it from please :)

 

 

I got when it was on special at the warehouse stationery for $170 , Its back to normal price now of $249.

 

Was a flat pack but very easy to put together. Its perfect for me and what I am doing. 

 

http://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/product/B760926.html#q=desk&start=1

 

 

 

I also purchased this which sits next to the table which is fantastic for all my parts and bits and pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, Ill keep an eye out for a special





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Mspec:

 

I also purchased this which sits next to the table which is fantastic for all my parts and bits and pieces.

 

 

 

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I got the single wide version of that at the warehouse, and it's a massive source of static. I put some copper adhiesive tape on the drawers up to where they hit the runners and put some foil on the bottom of them. I would get something better for anti static but foil is cheap and I just have to make sure that nothing with batteries go in the drawers. I probably should ground the frame somehow but it seems to no longer be doing the arm hair raising levels of static it was before.





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richms:

 

Mspec:

 

I also purchased this which sits next to the table which is fantastic for all my parts and bits and pieces.

 

 

 

Click to see full size

 

 

I got the single wide version of that at the warehouse, and it's a massive source of static. I put some copper adhiesive tape on the drawers up to where they hit the runners and put some foil on the bottom of them. I would get something better for anti static but foil is cheap and I just have to make sure that nothing with batteries go in the drawers. I probably should ground the frame somehow but it seems to no longer be doing the arm hair raising levels of static it was before.

 

 

Yup main chassis is earthed , you cant see but a single wire runs down the back of each sets of draws and is screwed into the back of each draw which then all goes to earth smile





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