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« on: June 19, 2009, 06:30:11 AM »

It's not always possible to have a dedicated, full-time painting area. A lot of painters with limited space or a somewhat-intolerant spouse find themselves in need of a portable, self-contained work area that also keeps all the tools of the trade handy and organized. This helpful tutorial explains how to build your own customized workstation cheaply and easily using materials readily available from any craft store. For details, please follow the link.

http://thescreamingalpha.com/2009/06/16/build-your-own-painting-station/
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 06:49:44 AM »

I made myself one of those about a year ago. Great idea, very functional and I love the padded wrist supports. I have a closet with 3 shelves roughly the same dimensions as the 16"x20" frame where my station lives when I'm not painting.
I was so happy with this idea that I built another Painting Station for models and, using plywood, also made a portable workbench for building kits and other projects on.

Now the closet is totally committed to hobby stuff, which is totally the way it should be!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2009, 10:18:14 AM »

thanks for very useful link!
such device should solve the problem of huge mess on my desk everytime I decide to paint some lead Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2009, 10:28:29 AM »

Important topic. Good article. I'm moving it to 'How to...' and making it sticky with the hope that other people can show us how they have addressed the problem with a need for a practical workbench within a limited space.
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2009, 06:21:28 PM »

I want one of those!!! Tongue My table is FILLED of stuff!  Laugh
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2009, 06:31:03 PM »

THat was a great little tutorial. Fairly inexpensive, practical and useful. I like the idea of placing the blades into something so that you can prevent or at least reduce the potential for injuries. Thanks for sharing. You just have to love this hobby and all the great people in it who share their wisdom and ideas!! Thank you to everyone else for their ideas too. The worst part is that their are so many great ideas, I want to do them all!! Hypno
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011, 03:04:58 PM »

The link in the article no longer seems to work.  Anyone have an updated link?  If not, then this post probably no longer warrants a Sticky.
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011, 05:10:29 PM »

I found it, looks like it just needs some fine tuning for whatever reason...

Build Your Own Painting Station

Still using my Hyun-style painting station, even after building a nice big custom workbench. This is definitely the way to go to make good, organised use of limited hobby space.
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 05:30:43 PM »

A couple of pieces of advice;

1 - Always build the biggest painting station you have room for.  You will fill it!

2 - countering rule 1, but still worth while repeating.  Build your workstation to fit a cutting board, the self healing cutting boards that you can find in art stores, try A3 or A2 size and then you have a ready made work station as well as a painting station.

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2012, 11:18:58 PM »

It's not always possible to have a dedicated, full-time painting area. A lot of painters with limited space or a somewhat-intolerant spouse find themselves in need of a portable, self-contained work area that also keeps all the tools of the trade handy and organized. This helpful tutorial explains how to build your own customized workstation cheaply and easily using materials readily available from any craft store. For details, please follow the link.

http://thescreamingalpha.com/2009/06/16/build-your-own-painting-station/

The link shows as 404 not found mate (dead link)?
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2012, 11:34:52 PM »

The link shows as 404 not found mate (dead link)?

The good link is in the second message up. The one where I say: "I found it". Curryman did some reorganising of his blog, it seems, and some of his links went dead, but the content can still be found by those with a bit of Google-fu.

Just to be uber-redundant: Here is the link to the Build Your Own Painting Station article originally posted at the excellent but now defunct Hyun's Wee Toy Soldiers blog.

Hope this helps.  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2012, 12:35:23 AM »

Excellent idea! I keep meaning to make something like that, but as I live on my own and my mess is my business it isn't as essential as it was.

By the way, what did you use the baby for?
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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2014, 12:58:12 AM »

These links are all bad, any update?
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2014, 07:33:39 AM »

I keep getting a notice saying that the website ahead contains Malware!

I'm using Avast....

Just thought I ought to point it out guys  Smiley.

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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2014, 11:51:04 AM »

I keep getting a notice saying that the website ahead contains Malware!

I'm using Avast....

Just thought I ought to point it out guys  Smiley.

Darrell.

Same here and I use Avast as well.
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