The Make blog recently had pictures of Ian Ross’ shop (his “sanctuary”) and workbench(es). Ian, from Australia, works on a variety of things such as restoring vintage engines and fans and constructing Nixie tube or radio projects. His shop contains some 30-years’ worth of collecting discarded electronic devices and salvaged items for projects and kinetic sculptures. In the back, next to that gray cabinet on the right, is his main workbench.
This bench, with some Nixie-tube test equipment, also has a flat-screen “telly” and a surplus dental-exam light for working with small devices. It may be a little crowded and chaotic, but it does look downright cozy.