Departing the Vacuousness
Started by Dave, July 10, 2017, 07:26:50 PM
Quote from: jumbojak on April 01, 2018, 05:05:54 PMWell, the B&D Workmate is nowhere near heavy enough to function as a bench for woodworking and the bench vise on my bench in the shed doesn't work well at all either. So I guess I'm going to be scrounging for two by fours to make a laminate top and rig something up for legs. I also need a proper vise which I can get delivered for about $20. It looks like the Workmate is going back to a dedicated grinder stand. I would just mount a woodworking vise to the heavier bench but I suspect my collection of rust and grease may not be conductive to furniture making either. Metal filings might cause issues as well.
Quote from: jumbojak on April 01, 2018, 06:28:34 PMWhatever happened to the garage club Dave?
Quote from: jumbojak on April 04, 2018, 02:44:09 AMI've found a better way than sanding to remove ten years of weathering on the teak bench. I'll still have to sand into the corners but the majority is coming out rather nicely with a no. 4.
Quote from: jumbojak on April 04, 2018, 05:16:20 AMYou should Hermes. I'd probably join in. The things that move me tend to be a bit... odd, at least by most people's standards, but I do enjoy looking at them.
Quote from: jumbojak on April 11, 2018, 12:37:18 AMBit more progress in the shop. We cleared a bunch of termite infested lumber out and built a floating bench, both to work on and to serve as temporary organization. We should have some pegboard by the end of the week, which will help a lot. Power should be run soon too. This is what we pulled out. It was a full stack of poplar boards. Now it looks like fossilized life collected somewhere out west...We really need a shop cat though. The mice have developed quite a nest in there. Maybe Bruno can find us one. Preferably an older tomcat, wiry and mean.
Quote from: jumbojak on April 11, 2018, 02:14:11 PMI think that today, aside from more general cleanup I'll try to work out a temporary foot to support the center section of the floating bench. Tying the three boards together will be easy enough but there needs to be a bit of support going to the ground as well. If I had a screw jack it'd be easy but either way it needs to avoid a permanent post so we have access to put in gravel for the floor. Concrete may wind up waiting a while.