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My tight messy space... It's a wonder I don't lose more tiny items!

  • It wouldn’t be so tight it you threw that massive stereo away and got a Bluetooth speaker that was 1/50th of the size and probably sounds better ;). Hehe. Just giving you a hard time! — TinyTrackCars
  • but I need that tiny tray on the front of it for my drill bits :D — G_ForceRacing
  • perfect! — Stoopid_Fish_Racing

New to diecast racing but long time fan...

  • My friends, who can tell me what those green measuring mats are called? — LobotomyScam
  • They're cutting mats. Find them at Hobby Lobby and Joann's if you have them near. — redlinederby
  • Thanks, I actually saw them at Wal-Mart after asking about them. — LobotomyScam

Work shop rearrange forgive the Construction... lol 

After finding this site and watching race videos up the wazzooooo!!! I have decided to move things around in the basement to Wall mount a Test Track/Drag Strip (eventually) for hosting one day. I have a long road ahead before hosting a race so Im Not rushing that part yet!!!

Sitting on the work bench is my entry for the 'Policeman Ball' Race -- HW Airline Runway Marshal...  

Here is where my in progress cars hang out below.. This was before the racing bug hit me... Most I put away so I can start the Police car project.. 

Spray booth set up for air brush/rattle can painting ---- Wife hates the paint smell prior to the booth arrving. Now she cant smell anything with water exhuast or window vent system thru a 4 inch hose. 

I have 45' wall to wall in basement ... Im setting up starting gate10' from paint booth and I ll have a 35' run for the 20.6 ' track with a 2' - 4 ' run off to stop box once all is said and done. 

Have a Great day & Race On!!!

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AbbyNormal 5/20/24

A fairly close representation of my work area - not to scale

This be mine not much to look at. But works for me. 

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AbbyNormal 7/5/24

Well here is where the magic happens, or at least the current version of magic. This 10ft x 10ft space in the garage was where I turned out about 30 guitars between 2011 and the start of the pandemic. The pandemic changed a lot of things. Then I came across die cast racing.. if people thought I was odd building 3 string guitars - my starting to collect and race tiny cars has only confirmed that I am nuts. I am happy to fill that expectation.

This is the workbench proper 

Turning to the right is a workbench/storage area and sander

Turning to the right again is my testing track with new 3rd level parking

Turning right again is the paint box - drill press - bandsaw. 

This is what I used to do in this space - I still might have a guitar or two left in me. Grab some mojo.

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AbbyNormal 7/5/24

I think I'll pass on the bedpan, but I did recently stick a guitar neck into a large tin can. And of course added pickups. It's a canjo, has some wicked reverb from the can. Sounds like a heavenly choir on LSD.

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