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Workbench addition (tool stand)

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Project by Justus posted 703 days ago 2133 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In our new allotment garden there is also a small house (like it is quite common here in Germany) and so there was the space for a small workshop. I had planned on replicating one of my workbenches, when a trip to the big box store revealed an south-east-asian workbench at a price tag below the wood bill for a self made one.
Shame on me, but time in the shop has been very short lately and so that bench it was.

The next step was to equipp this bench with a tool stand for the chisels and saws. Already in earlier projects, I had learned to love the way artificial grass carpet is keeping tools upright and yet does not dull the blades.

But from the beginning. Everything started with a board 150×40 cm², 18 mm thick of beech. The bench has a length of 140 cm. The board was cut to length, then ripped into two pieces of 18 cm, leaving a 3 cm strip for the bottom. The rest was cut into strips of again 3 cm width. Those six rips and the bottom strip were glued to the back board with the aid of 20 clamps (second photograph). The third photograph shows the table saw I ripped the board with. All the work was done in my main studio.

The fourth photograph shows the artificial grass carpet in the spaces between the rips. It will later be folded with the grassy side inside.

Now the front board is glued on top and the tool stand just waits for the addition of a magnetic bar and a multiple socket (with a switch, I do not like to remove those plugs all the time, but love to know that my power tools are not connected to mains when I don’t use them).

The last picture shows the tool stand decorated with tools in my main studio, ready for transportation to its new home in my garden workshop (first picture) where it is fitted to its workbench.





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Gshepherd

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#1 posted 702 days ago

Pretty darn nifty idea on the green turf….... Nice Job.

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dustynewt

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#2 posted 702 days ago

Brilliant! Keeps the tools from knocking together and tipping.

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Mainiac Matt

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#3 posted 702 days ago

clever use of the astro-turf… I like it!

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mafe

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#4 posted 699 days ago

Congrat with your new place and workshop.
It looks like a wonderful cave for you.
Nice idea.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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HorizontalMike

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#5 posted 623 days ago

Wow! What a neat gripping system!

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