A journey into the workshop. #117: A project after a long hiatus. Lathe / tool storage bench.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 11-26-2019 08:12 PM 711 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I’ve been elbows deep, still am really, into remodelling my home. On a very tight budget. 2018 was the year from just south of heaven if you catch the drift, with many losses of life for those we loved. 20 funerals of friends and family in one year, several months of hospitalization for my wife, and a layoff to boot to which the job has not be replaced.

So throughout all of this, this is an immediate follow up to the end of 2017 with Hurricane Harvey and all the damage it did to friends and family.

Some of that damage included wiping out 50 year old cabinets, however much of the wood drawers were utouched, so they sit in my garage waiting for a project. And my Central Machinery 34706 still sits on its OEM and very lackluster base with non existent storage aside from a simple shelf I put between the stretchers.

Looking through my lumber pile, I have figured I have more than enough 2×6 lumber to build the top, I am figuring on a simple 2×4 frame, with corner braces to preclude racking, and a very simple plywood side to mount the drawer slides to.

Mind you, I am aiming 100% for function, and 0% for cosmetics. The idea is to have a stack of 3 high 2 wide drawers under the lathe to house my lathe tools and supplies.

You see my shop right now is an absolute mess because, well honestly everything that is uncosmetic involved in the home remodel, my wife keeps shoving into the shop and mostly on the floor and my workbench. It will honestly take me at least a month of weekends to get it cleaned up and workable. Given that info. and the remaining work on the remodels which is mostly doing floor paint, finishing up trim paint, and doing a backsplash, I figure nothing will be done on it before January. So I guess this will be my new years 2020 resolution build.

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