Your Toolbox

Jovi Bon Kenobi

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What does your workstation look like?

Here's mine
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Some of my favorite tools are:
-Optivisor with LED lights
-Quadhands helping hands base.
-Jack-The-Gripper jack tightening tool.
-The fan up top that keeps me cool and blows fumes away.
-Little Skil driver with Phillips bit.
-The green isopropyl alcohol pump dispenser
-label maker 🤪
-Knipex 78 71 125 lead catching nippers

And here is my component storage
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This took years to compile and organize. It never ends.
o_O
 
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Nostradoomus

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I really need to build a shed on the property for all my stuff. I just finished cleaning and am about halfway through organizing it all, so no pictures yet! :D
 

DGWVI

Active member
Need to get myself a Quadhands, and I love your iron setup, might have to copy that once I upgrade.

Anyway, here's my humble bench:
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All those circuits are ready to be boxed, but nowhere local had the step bit size I needed, so have to wait on Amazon.
 

DGWVI

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If I clean my bench up it only seems to stay that way for a few days. Otherwise if somebody broke into the house and ransacked my workbench I'd never know the difference.
I like to work on several things at once, so mine gets cluttered pretty quickly while I'm populating boards
 

Jovi Bon Kenobi

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Oh and another favorite tool I use so much that I added its own space for are cake testers. I teach cooking classes as my main job so I have all kinds of specific kitchen tools. They just come in handy. Moving wires in an enclosure, positioning washers, testing cake. I sharpen the tips with sandpaper.
 

DGWVI

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Oh and another favorite tool I use so much that I added its own space for are cake testers. I teach cooking classes as my main job so I have all kinds of specific kitchen tools. They just come in handy. Moving wires in an enclosure, positioning washers, testing cake. I sharpen the tips with sandpaper.
These do look pretty nifty, may have a grab a dozen.

Also...I made that workbench a few years ago from this site. It was super inexpensive and all I needed was to borrow a mitre saw for the 2x4s. Lowe's cut the pegboard and other tabletops.
I lucked out- my wife got sick of me using the computer desk and dining table, so she grabbed one of the Harbor Freight benches for me. I've got no complaints
 

chongmagic

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Need to get myself a Quadhands, and I love your iron setup, might have to copy that once I upgrade.

Anyway, here's my humble bench:
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All those circuits are ready to be boxed, but nowhere local had the step bit size I needed, so have to wait on Amazon.
I have the same workbench, did you get it from Harbor Freight by chance?
 
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Chuck D. Bones

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Those are some seriously nice benches! My bench is like my brain: crowded & poorly organized, but it gets the job done. I won't be posting any pix of either.

Favorite tools: (besides the usual soldering iron, needle-nose pliers & wire strippers) goose-neck lamp, magnifying visor, tweezers, circuit-board vise and a USB 'scope. I got the LabNation. Not the cheapest one out there, but plenty of good features including a function generator. Saves a Whole Lotta Time with mods and troubleshooting.

Something I have at my bench that I don't see in your bench pix is a computer where I can pull up drawings, specs, photos, etc.

Oh, and nice cat, ReubenReub. Mine likes to get in the way and knock shit over.
 
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DGWVI

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Something I have at my bench that I don't see in your bench pix is a computer where I can pull up drawings, specs, photos, etc.

Oh, and nice cat, ReubenReub. Mine likes to get in the way and knock shit over.

I do have a PC set up immediately behind my chair at the bench, but my phone is a lot more convenient. I also like to print out everything I think I might need or find interesting before I sit down.

... And, cats. We've five of them, and they all decide they need attention as soon as I flip the iron on
 
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