shop jigs/furniture/fixtures #11: Finish off lower wall bench, and other things.

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Blog entry by Tugboater78 posted 06-06-2016 07:19 AM 1426 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Haven’t blogged in a while, mainly posting things in the SotS forum as i go. Figured i would move some of it in a blog. Since last entry in this blog and during my entrys for my dutch chest and handtool workbench i have been migrating between two buildings. Recent developments on the homefront, all my woodworking stuff has to be squeezed into one. So operation Squeezeitallintobackbuilding has been going on for the last week or so.

Had some issues with my handtool workbench so i had to partially disassemble till i can address them, will be covered in that blog eventually.

This workbench i completely disassembled, as it is too big and clunky for the consolidation.

Getting rid of scrap plywood is one thing to be done, so building cabinets for powertool storage have been on the agenda. As well as other things.

My mitersaw cabinet got built last month, and i posted as a project here. It wasnt complely finished but:

Right wing of mitersaw cabinet.
Had this 90% done before i left for work last time but didnt get installed.

Found pieces of enough size to put doors on the lower part and right side of builtin bench. Pulls and hinges was salvaged from an old medicine cabinet i found put out in the trash, wire wheeled and sprayed satin black.

Moved a few things onto bench temporarily, to give me places to stuff small stuff. Shelf on right is what is left of medicine cabinet, minus doors. Sagging mdf construction, will be trashed later.

Upper cabinets will be removed and replaced with cabinets like this:

Have another in the works, just need to cut out dados for dividers and assemble. 5/8( or maybe some metric size) ply for case, 3/16 ply for dividers (had to go buy a 3/16 router bit for dados, too much adjusting to use single blade on TS and too small for dado stack. Back is some 1/4 osb, all salvaged from one place or another.
Sitting on top of my mitersaw cabinet temporarily for now. They will be installed on a french cleat system. Other sections will be bookshelves for my mags and books, some hardware storage, who knows what else, still thinking it through.

Back to wallbench:

Drawers on far left, not really organized yet, but will be soon, likely end up being some hardware storage.
Drawers slide on shopmade oak runners.
Top to bottom:

2 middle drawers got some organization with some dividers/trays, mainly left one, right is in limbo. They slide on salvaged 22” 3/4 extension cheap glides salved from an old desk.

Behind the middle doors: whatever i could fit in there..

Far right door/drawer:

Pancake compressor resides here now, need to plumb up some pipe throughout shop and into this section at some point, and some electrical, so it can stay semi permanently closed. Ventilation shouldnt be a problem, its not exactly airtight around the whole bench assembly. Slides of full extension 100# glides that used to be used in this bench i disassembled.

Will be a cabinet (not built yet) in front of this door on casters, but will be semi-permanent so dont want to need to be in the section all the time.

Stay tuned…

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#1 posted 06-06-2016 09:03 AM

Looks well organized.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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