A quick tour of my workbench

Whenever I release a hackaday video, I invariably get comments and emails about my workbench. Some people are telling me to clean up, others are asking me about things they see in the background.

This isn’t just a set that I film on. Obviously my videos aren’t high enough quality for people to assume that either. This is my actual workbench, made and used by my grandfather.  I do enjoy keeping it decorated though. I try to keep a piece of as many past projects as possible hanging on my bench to serve not only as inspiration to me, but also as an interesting backdrop for the videos.

I make no attempts to hide my upcoming projects when I shoot videos. If you pay close enough attention, you can sometimes see projects appear on my bench in videos before the actual project video hits youtube.

I love my workbench. You should love yours too. Hey, maybe you could do a tour of it and post it on youtube for us to admire! Just try not to say “workbench” as many times in a row as I did.

28 thoughts on “A quick tour of my workbench

        1. I wish I had a patternmaker’s vise. Someday I may be in the right place, at the right time, to get one. I have a manufactured arm magnifier too, but it is a bit big for soldering with. I use my other arm magnifier over on my grinding bench to help do those tricky grinds with. It is peeking into the edge of this picture, I can extend it about halfway across the bench though:

          Initially I tried to put the springs in like those arms always have, but that did not work out so well for me and I just use wing nuts now to tighten the arm when I have it positioned how I like it, if I even need to. It usually holds its position well. Other than that it was a very straightforward, and easy project to make. I made it out of bits of scrap metal I’d left out in my yard, and subsequently dug back up. They’re all cut offs from other projects. I love using that metal on silly stuff.

    1. The CNC router is not looking like it is getting used a lot, well not for a lot of routing at any rate. What is that mysterious black box on the right? Looks like a fun space to me.

      1. hehe yeah the cnc ends up being a sawhorse more often then not, lol i need some aluminum extrusion so i can rebuild the gantry .

        the blackbox is a chinese laser with a laos laser board an visicut .. black to match all my other junk , lol

        1. I noticed the black theme, very goth. I thought it was a laser cutter. I still have not finished my CNC machine yet. Well, I should say the prototype model of it. Once I have I will need to rebuild all of it too, if it works.

    1. While I’m ‘complaining’ (but not really),
      It’s a bit weird to keep that portal gun there, since it misses its decorative target that way looking out of place.
      And the oculus rift needs to be near a computer/entertainment spot rather than a workbench you would think.

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