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Student teacher needs advice!
Hi Everyone, I'm new to the forum and i would really appreciate some advice based on your combined wealth of knowledge.
I am currently in my last year of my teacher training (going into secondary education teaching Design and Technology). For my major project i have decided to design and make a modelling/painting station. Think GW's paint station but much... much better!! The product has to be shop-saleable quality and have something/s to make it stand out from other similar products.
What i need is some suggestions - things to do/ not to do, features you would like to see/are a waste of time etc.
Please give me your opinions, anything you have to say will be carefully considered and much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
First of all, allow me to welcome you to the forum, we're glad you are here.
Now personally, I paint at the kitchen table or outside. However, if I were to have to design a "station", first thing I would want would be plenty of "cubby holes" or drawers to store supplies in.
A hobby vise might be nice also.
If i were to design it for sale, it would probably look similar to a poker table (with drawers/cubby holes) and it would also have some sort of padded surface to keep wayward parts from bouncing off the table if dropped would still need a good flat work surface too aside from the padded surfaceWhile we are at it, some of us often use rotary tools such as a dremel or pencil grinder as well as air compressors, so an electrical outlet would be nice.
Now since this is also a "paint" station, maybe a flat top that could be removed to reveal the work area could be made that would allow you to use the table for other things. And while i was at it, I would try to make the top do "double duty" and possibly be made to be used as walls on the work table for overspray of paints.
As for a ventilation system, well more than likely this table would be used outside, however, as I said, I often work at the kitchen table ( and I turned out fine without ventilation lol.....no comments on my mental health are needed here lol).
One more thing......good lighting, As we age, (and no comments on my age either lol) we dont see as well as we used to so lighting would be important too.
So, these are a few things I would want in a "work station" of course you will need a large truck to move something like i have mentioned above although I bet any of you married guys could find the strength to move it should the need arise, especially if "She who must be obeyed" said to move it.
Again these are just some things that would be nice, of course not all are practical or in some cases needed, but maybe they will give ya some ideas.
have a good day and again, welcome to the forum,
Greg aka GEEDUBBYA (GW)
"I sometimes hear "voices".... but the voices dont bother me, its the instructions that come with the voices that worry me".
( I know........................................ its the spray paint lol )
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