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Forum topic by david2011 posted 02-04-2021 11:03 AM 343 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-04-2021 11:03 AM

My first thread about my new shop was discussing what to put on the walls. The shop has been finished for a few months now and I’m slowly getting it to production status. My first large piece of cabinetry is this bench for small power tools. I found a screaming deal on drawer slides at the nearby McCoy’s, about $5 US per set and bought all they had. The intent of this bench is to have a place to use and store my small bench power tools such as bench sanders, grinders, my small drill press and a Dremel table saw for model airplane building. The drawers house drilling accessories, pocket hole paraphernalia, safety gear and table saw accessories at the moment. There are two pullout trays in the bottom to hold additional tools that will be brought in from a storage unit soon. Since the bench is almost 24” deep I thought it would be easier on my aging body to have the pullouts. Like all of the accessory benches to come it is just 1/4” lower than the table saw top. I also picked up a discarded kitchen island that was on casters and rebuilt its base to get it at the same height. The island is about 34”x53” and has 2 drawers and 6 doors. I couldn’t say “no” for $25.

The edges are all banded except for the lower pullout trays and the drawer pulls are made from some teak I had on hand.

-- David

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#1 posted 02-04-2021 02:48 PM

Nice job. For some the shop can become a never ending project in itself – with an occasional woodworking project thrown in!!

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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