Hi All; I do not have a digital camera yet so will describe my
benches. I live in a town home that does not have a garage and where
we are limited in what we can do to the outside of the property. My
work bench consists of four separate areas.
I turn and shape wax at one desk in my workshop inside my house.
I have two desks in there.
Wax work and carving take place inside my home as I sit in my
chair in the living room with a tray in my lap to catch the scrap
I do my spruing and wax injecting at the other desk in my inside
Casting takes place on the West side (the afternoon sun side) of
my home in a very small fenced off area on my patio. I am not
allowed to build a cover over the area so I am limited to casting in
sunny weather. It very rarely rains in Phoenix but I swear planning
to cast is another form of a rain dance. I fooled the weather once
and cast one afternoon when the temperature was 122 degrees.
Grinding and cutting of metal take place at my first desk inside
my home. This desk was home built when I lived in an apartment. It
is a large high walled box on which there is a bench on one side.
It has a floor built into it to catch shavings, etc. while I am
working at it.
Soldering and polishing take place in my casting area on the
patio. The area is so small I can cast and turn around and polish
without moving my feet.
Stone cutting is accomplished in my storage room on the opposite
end of our three home building. This area has my stone grind
equipment on one bench and at my back three feet away is my saw.
This area is very confined. No matter what I am doing I need
something that is in one of the other work areas. Needless to say I
get lots of walking exercise when I am working.
My wife has always been worried that my inside workshop will expand
into the rest of the house. Once I was carving wax in my living
room chair, when she was in our bedroom recovering after an
operation. She was taking pain medicine. She woke up and started
down the hallway yelling, "Get your stuff our of the guest room."
In order to quiet her down I had to take her into the guest room and
show her that none of my workshop had exploded into there. Thanks to
all who have shown their workshop on the net. Your orchid friend,