One of the interesting things about following along on other people’s MakerBot/RepRap/RepStrap blogs is seeing their workshop/work areas. Some people have super organized, labeled boxes, and a clean clear uncluttered work space. Others… are more like me.
- Photos: I take photos of parts sitting on a sheet of white A4 paper that is being propped up against something. With a light source it makes for a very clean photo.
- Working on small parts: I have a long shallow wooden box – about 4′ x 8″ x 2″. It’s small enough I can put it on nearly any surface, or even the floor. It’s long enough to give me plenty of work space. It’s shallow enough that it’s as easy as working on a regular surface – but has the short walls that prevent small pieces from rolling or falling away.
- Working on large parts/Storage: I own a VERY large library card catalog (it’s a long story). It’s about 6′ long, with 60 drawers on the front and another 60 on the back. It stands about 4.5 feet tall and is about 3.5 feet deep. It’s basically perfect for storing an enormous amount of small parts of … whatever. I’m only using about three of the drawers so far for MakerBot parts. It also serves as my large work surface.