|Project by woodbutcherbynight||posted 04-26-2015 02:08 AM||2644 views||5 times favorited||16 comments|
It started with my Dad selling me a 12” Dewalt Miter saw. The old fence that I made for the 10” Craftsman was not tall enough. Played around and finally said I will start over and make a new fence with some drawers underneath the fence and storage behind like I had done before. Bearpaw brings me a nice load of pallet wood so this was used for say 60% of the project. The plywood for the drawers came from a neighbor that bought it and used a 2” strip before saying it was a pill to work with. Yes oak ply from HD is very thin and required patience, he has none so score one for me. Amassing 23 sets of 22inch drawer slides was not bad but I did find a good deal through a manufacturer online selling 10 sets for 66 USD. The last two I had to buy at 15 each, you know it HD. Those two sets came with screws so I am guessing you pay an additional 8 USD for 12 screws. (laughing)
Then my son comments that I have finished making drawers for all the other workbenches in the shop why is this one still not done. Gotta love them. Making drawers is simple easy work, finishing them takes alot of time. Each night I might get about 1 1/2 hours so like everyone else this becomes forever before it is done. I finished several with some leather bottoms to keep my tools from scratching the surface. A nice detail and highly recommended. The great idea to make inserts for the drawers sounded good, another take forever detail that added more time to this project. Lastly to get the drop handles I had to go to 4 HD’s for because they stock 4-6 each and I needed 16 more to finish.
Five months later all is completed and we can move on to the next item on the list. Enjoy and be inspired.
-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.