In my last Blog, I said I would update everyone when the tools came in, well this is not it lol. This is going to be a quickie about a freebie I got given to me today. In one of my replies in my last Blog, Topamax asked me what types of jobs I had coming up, I told about a Church job that will be coming up at the end of the year.
While “My” part will be later in the year, I do have a small crew doing other jobs there now. I went by today to just check up on things and solve a few problems, when I saw a pile of junk sitting in a hall way. Wait wait… I am getting ahead of myself…
One of the things I love to do is draw…. I doodle furniture plans all the time and store them away for later. I either draw on my work bench or at my desk in my office. So one of the “Tools” I have been wanting to build for my shop for along time is a lighted drafting table with a tilting top. A place where I can draw out plans and do all the figuring to make a piece of furniture. Now back to the church.
I left my crew and was walking down a different hall way when I saw a big pile of just “Junk” being thrown out. I wouldn’t have even noticed it enough to look at it except I had to walk around it to get by, as I walked around it, I noticed a small metal desk with a white glass top. So it grabbed my attention and I looked it over and guess what.. it was a small drafting table. Not a big professional one but one you would see in a class room (the perfect size for my shop).
It is only 3ft by 4ft on top, tall enough to slide a bar stool under,plenty of storage and drawers, has a tilting top, has a light bar over head, AND the top itself is lighted from below. This thing is OLD…but is solid as a rock and everything works.
I asked the janitor who was cleaning out the storage room what they were doing with it…”going to the dumpster” he said, and said I could have it if I wanted it. I went down stairs to the office to make sure, and they said that it had been in that room for years and had no idea where it even came from. If I wanted it, I could have it.
SO it is now in my shop, ready to be cleaned up and put to work…Good day…LOVE free stuff I can make use of !!!
-- Don S.E. OK