Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Ongoing Saga of the Bench Improvement No. 2

Yesterday went pretty well. The cabinet door knobs used on the bench drawers were added to the plier rack. A little easier to move around that way.

Relocated the lamp from right side to left. It was mistake to place it on the right side because it did not reach far enough over the primary work area.

The post holding the flex shat motor was way too high, so that was shortened as much as possible. Much more convenient now.

There remains more work to be done. Future projects include fastening a backboard with a small shelf attached to the top of the bench. This will give some additional space for storage. Then I need to do something with the drawers. There is wasted space in them, and the tools rattled around, and that's not good as they could become damaged in some way.

A rack for some of the hammers needs to be developed, and a really don't like pegboard. although some folks seem to use it and like it.

Today, if time permits, I will do something about the bench pin, which doesn't seem to be very handy.

More coming later, John


  1. Looks like you're having fun setting up the "perfect workspace" for you. Can't wait to see what you will make once (if) it's finished!

  2. Thanks, Jutta. I can't wait either! I just need to avoid all the little roadblocks that seem to crop up and preventing me from moving faster! Have patience, I'll get there, sooner or later.

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