Wednesday afternoon and I am having a lay down on the bed. It has been a very productive couple of days.
Yesterday I drove to the local hardware mega mart store called Bunnings. I purchased some small MDF (about 2’ x 4’) to make an alternative present for my Mum. I was still feeling a bit seedy so decided to forgo making Kitchen Cupboard doors for Mum’s birthday.
Mum is on the pension and to supplement her income she goes to garage (yard) sales and buys up Lego bricks and makes up toys to sell on eBay. The consequence of this is there are boxes and boxes of different Lego bricks all over the house.
So whilst I was laying in bed fretting about what to make mum it struck me that a mobile chest of drawers with lots of compartments to store them in. It did not have to be flash as it was not a ‘show’ piece so I could make it out of MDF.
Anyhow I have made the carcus and the shelves and glued and screwed it all together. Tomorrow is drawer making day which again should be easy.
It is 4’ tall x 2’ wide x 2’ deep. Has (or will have) five smaller drawers but very long with compartmental dividers and 4 large drawers that are quite deep, two shelves for storing instructions.
I am not going to have time to paint it so that can be documented as a ‘feature’ (my IT background showing through).
I wish I could find my camera box so I could charge my camera and take pictures. Also need to show off my new workshop.
Things I learn’t:
1 – Never trust the hardware store (even pre-cut MDF) to have uniform sizes – I knew this but forgot – blame it on my illness.
2 – I really need to finish building my main workbench.
3 – Kids can be a great help – BUT tend to ask questions when you are working out in your mind measurements.
4 – When you have a charger for a device – make sure it is labeled and in a safe place.
5 – Shopsmith’s have a wicked kickback.
-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!