Design a workshop – in miniature

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Planning out your workshop usually means a lot of moving stuff around and trial/error, here’s another approach, make a miniature model… Pfred1 writes – “I used the architectural scale 1/4 inch to the foot as my scale. Heck, after a while it was sort of fun to make scale models of all of my junk. In the process I even remade a few of the models nicer than I had initially. The models are made out of scrap cardboard, and toothpicks, hotglued together, then painted with craft paint. Nothing too fancy there. But everything is to scale.”Link.

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  1. I use full-dimension cut refrigerator boxes and blue masking tape, use the same trick when the little lady wants to reorganize the furniture, saves me much back ache and pain.

    Easiest with an empty room, but I’ve done it with everything in place and had the results turn out well.

    neighborhood kids love when I do it too, because the fridge boxes and ample leftover tape make for easy box forts.

  2. That is really cool. This technique is interesting in that you can actually position scaled boards on the tools to see if they bang into anything else. Looks like it was fun to make as well. I usually put a chair on a workbench and look down on the shop for a while to get an idea of how to arrange things.

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