Time to modify the workbench.
I built the bench a year ago. Currently it has a simple shelf for storage.
The plan is to build a simple cabinet with drawers to store hand tools, possibly my routers, and other “stuff”
Here is a pic of the plan from Matthew Teague’s Setting up Shop (same place I got the bench plan).
The drawers are weird. The bottoms are glued and stapled up onto the box. The bottom then becomes the runners.
I drew out a quick sketch of the box, set to my bench dimensions. I always measure off projects if possible instead of using the plan’s dimensions.
Last week I cut the parts to size using my new panel sled. Sweet!
More of the leftover ply from the outside of the shop. I will miss it when it’s gone.
Today, I cut the dadoes using my new Freud stack. Very nice, though it took me a while to install in the saw, due to the learning curve of changing out the blade cartridge and cutting through the new insert.
Check out the new auxilary fence and Universal fence clamps from Rockler. The clamps are $14 a pair. I love the little fellers. You can clamp a stop block or a fence. Just drill a few 1/2” holes in the top edge.
I dry fit the carcase in the bench
Glue up and staple time.
I switched to a 1/4” setup and cut the slots for the drawer runners/ bottoms.
After it dried, I cut the drawer botttoms.
Then I ripped some ply for the drawer parts.
Fitting to the drawer height.
I need to get a bit more ply for the drawers, and then build them.
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