Time to start making use of those electrical sockets. One cord goes from the outlet to the fan, which seems to make sense ... the other two just seem to dead-end. Yup ... those are dummy ends for the grinder and drill-press that go on the bench. Each of those will get a cord with an end glued to the back of the bench to make installation manageable.
And here we place the bench to see how things look.
Installed the shelf brackets with little scale nails that will probably disappear into the shadows and never be seen ... but you just never know! Also, the fan got a neat little photo-etched ID /serial number plate. Found this in a 1/35 Maybach engine kit scavenged for shop parts.
And some really, really tiny nails that definitely will be seen to hang the keys. This is the .004" steel wire from Ngineering.com -- neat stuff! Used a felting needle to VERY carefully poke a hole in the edge of the shelf, then pushed the wire in place with a tiny dab of ACC on the end. The keys should be touched up with slightly varying shades of color ... I may or may not remember to do that! All comments, thoughts and ideas welcome!
None of the stuff on the wall is glued in place at this point, so NOW is the time ... and I'm a bit cross-eyed from those tiny little key nails and stuff ... so your input really is valuable! Too much junk ... not enough junk ... wrong junk ... whatever your thoughts might be (a few notes below regarding certain items).
Ah-ha! Mr. Nutty's shelf (new name for the bolt man). The boat is still mounted on its original casting blob. Plan to use a slightly larger boat (which is shorter than the base of this one) ... possibly convert it to a sailboat ... and mount it on a suitable little display base.Again ... all comments, thoughts and ideas welcome (and appreciated)!
None of the stuff on the wall is glued in place at this point, so NOW is the time ... and a few quick notes:
-- The wagon wheel looks a bit heavy in its black base coat ... but that will get a rather worn white-wash, so it should drop back a good bit.
-- The girlie spark plug sign is a fresh copy ... have another one that's been thinned and toned down quite a bit.
-- Not concerned about the items on the metal shelf at this point ... just put a few things there so it wouldn't be starkly empty for the pix.
-- The area to the left of the bench will get a tire rack with various details below ... so that area isn't being addressed right now ... and, of course, one day Mr. Mudgeon will get a proper bench that isn't stuck together with scotch tape!