tips for new lab
Wouter van Ooijen email (remove spam text)
> Then run cable trunking along the walls
The electrical stuff will be almost all on the 4m workbench, so I'll put
trunking below and/or above the table.
Monitors etc. from the ceiling: my wife would probably veto that, and it
is not very flexible, so I'll stick with monitors on the workbench and
> The first thing you need to decide before serious
> construction starts is the height of your workbench.
I have a good (but small) workbench now, so I do know my optimal height
for normal work. But recently I did a lot of SMD PCB stuffing, and I got
a lot of pain in my neck from that (from looking straight down). Do any
of you use a higher table than normal, or some kind of 'work field
riser' for such work?
> Your central vacuum should have a port
> there, to extract drill waste.
Anyone got experience with DIY cental vacuum. Will an old vacuum cleaner
with adjustable power do, for 1. solder fumes 2. drill/saw dust? I would
guess OK for 1 but early death of the motor for 2.
> Did you know that MDF is porous, and small pieces can be used as a
> and will "transmit" the vaccum
> to hold the PCB while you drill? Paint or varnish the parts
> (edges at least) where you don't want the vacuum to act.
Wouter van Ooijen
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