My Work Room
Posted June 6, 2004
Updated July 11, 2004


Well, this is my workroom.  Yep, kind of a big mess, but what the heck.  This photo was taken on June 5, 2004.  On this day, it is a little extra messy because I am using the room I keep my computers in as an isolation room for a new rescue cat I got about one week earlier.  Hopefully he will be able to join my other cat shortly....

On the right of the photo, you can just barely see part of the shelves that hold most of my parts.  In the back of the room are my books.  Keeping with DIY, that is a bookshelve that I built myself.  I could not find anything ready made that fit my needs.  On the left, you see my workbench.  The workbench is courtesy of Axsys Technologies.  When they shut down my division, they let me take home my workbench.  The tall wooden cabinet in the forground is one of my synthesziers.  On top of that is the Mikado.  In front of synthesizer on the floor you can see all of my tubes of IC's that I use for synthesizer projects.  Mind you, you cannot see the rest of IC collection which are stored in plastic boxes like the ones you can see in the photo, that are stacked up beside my workbench on the left (not visible).

On top of the bookshelf, you can see an antique short wave reciever (dates from ~1965), and next to that are a stack of manuals, and next to them is an original recipe Epson MX80.  It dates from about 1980.  Last time I used it, it still worked.  That the blue thing on the right on top of the shelf is an Arium ML4100 Logic Analyzer.

In the foreground, to the right, you can see an antique step stool (date from the very late 1940's, I beleive).  And right behind that, under a Mouser cardboard box, is my latest synth project.

These shelves contain my "organized" parts...resistors, capacitors, hardware, pots, jacks, transistors, and some junk....

This is my milling machine and lathe.  Over on the right you can catch a glimpse of a Clausing drill press.  It needs some work...mainly new bearing and a new quill.
Back by the door you can see an antique Westinghouse electric fan.  Built like a tank.  I recently had the motor rewound.  The guy who rewound it said it would probably last another 50 years.