Final bits and pieces.

Almost ready to mess up!

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Spent the day finishing up the final details of the workbench. I installed the air regulators for the air brush and for a compressed air nozzle, this also includes a water trap. The compressor is in the basement under the shop. The spray booth has also been installed and is vented directly outside via the basement. I gave it a fresh coat of white paint to cover over the last few years of spray painting. I had the light on inside it for the pictures so it looks brighter than the sun in the shots.

An additional light was hung from a shelf, this will help illuminate the work area with fluorescent light, which seems to cast the best light for working under, very little shadows and fills in the area with light well.

With the major work on the bench complete all that is left is to unpack all my tools and supplies, which is a shame as the workbench will never look like this again. I am, after all, a slob.


About the Author:

I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!

Posted by: Tim | 12-09-2007 | 10:12 PM
Posted in: Latest Posts | Work Bench


  1. I’m sure we’ll see some great stuff come out of that new work area!! Looks good!!!

    Comment by Brian — December 9, 2007 @ 11:08 pm
  2. Smart idea adding the Masonite panel on the floor to protect the planks. Wonderful shop.

    Comment by Michael — December 10, 2007 @ 9:05 am
  3. Hi Michael,

    Thanks for the feedback! I didn’t have the heart to mess up the plank flooring with bits of scraps ground in under the wheels of my chair. Not to mention the obligatory spilled paint…


    Comment by Tim — December 11, 2007 @ 10:57 pm

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