Another Quick Shop Project

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Blog entry by handsawgeek posted 01-15-2022 12:45 AM 212 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Before settling into the shop to tackle some of the unfinished build projects residing therein, I found one further task that needed to be done with the workbench.

Because of limited space in the shop, the area under the workbench surface is used for woodworking tool and jig storage. At the moment it is quite an un-organized mess and looks very unsightly from the front.

The first phase of this project was to construct a long-overdue front panel for the entire workbench. I happened to have a partial sheet of 1/4 inch birch ply that was perfect for the job. It had to be cut into two separate pieces to make it fit. A scrap strip of oak was perfect for attaching at the center to hide the seam.

Mrs. handsawgeek was very pleased with this new addition to the bench…because it hides the unsightly mess!

The next phase of the project was to remedy this cobbled together, highly inefficient shelving arrangement…

A little hand-sawing of some left-over pieces of 3/4 plywood…”.Ow, my aching arm !!!”

A little nailing…

And, voila! – a newly-cobbled bottom shelf. I also made sure to cut, chamfer, and attach a hardwood front edge to the entire length of the panel, just to clean things up a little better.

Until next time…Cheers!

The next part of the project is to build a functional tool cabinet below the bench, but that’s for the next post. In the meantime, the tools and jigs have been put back in place, a little better organized than before.

-- Ed

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#1 posted 01-15-2022 01:49 AM

Progress is good Ed, although it looked pretty good from here to start with!

-- God bless, Candy

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