I have been without anywhere to do do my projects for some time as until recently we were running a pub & following the move to my fiancees house it has taken me four months to find some space to work, I figured I would share a few stages of the development of my new work space with all the clever people who have given me so many good ideas & propted me to get started.
Being somewhat limited for space I am going to have to be imaginative about storage etc so many of my first jobs will be making things for the work space itself.
I like to have a drawing for most projects even if I don't need one, partly because it helps to avoid mistakes but mostly because I get sick of explaining to every one of my better halves friends what it is I am making "This time" from now on they can look at the pictures & try to figure it out for themselves :-)
You will need the following materials & equipment.
Paper, if you are using the grids I did then two sheets of A4 or whatever your preference is for size.
A printer for the grids.
A laminator suitable for your choice of paper.
Double sided tape.
Step 1: The Backgrounds
and a 1cm graph paper from
I find when I am making things for other people it helps to have a 3D image for them to visualise what they want & the isometric grid helps to get a better drawing.
Step 2: Trimming for the Laminates.
Step 3: Laminating.
Flip the things over & stick some double sided tape on each corner these also came from Poundland.
Step 5: Put Them in Place.
Before anyone asks why I need these when they are stuck on a white plastic fronted cabinet I would like to point out that the coating on these old kitchen cabinets will not wipe clean when written on, a friend of mine found this out to his cost when he cleverly used one to illustrate his idea for some shelves to his wife & ended up not only making the shelves but a whole new set of cabinet doors as well.
I know they are not very big & I fully intend to sort out a better solution at a later date but they do what I need them to & they are a far better option than all the scrap paper I would doubtless create without them.
I would estimate that they cost a couple of pence each to make so if they get destroyed accidentaly it isn't the end of the world & they are pretty much impervious to most of the glues etc that I use so they should last quite a while.