|Workshop by Dawn||posted 09-17-2011 03:11 AM||1319 reads||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I enjoy building items for the shop. The wood is cheaper, it doesn’t have to be perfect and the projects are useful afterwards. The miter station and table saw cabinet are my most recent projects.
My workbench was one of my first projects several years ago. 28” x 6’ with a base made of 2’x4’s The table is three side-by-side 2’ x 10’ topped with a thin sheet of oak that was in my garage when I bought the house. It has a little, cheapo vise that works for most things. The workbench isn’t the sturdiest, held together by 6” screws and bolts, so I store my cinder block and another concrete block (under the newspapers) to help. The concrete pieces work as clamps, too. Perfect size for me.
I’ve been toying with the idea of building a new one using an old teacher’s desk I have as a base.