Been putting this off for bookoo long time.
Gotta rip out this workbench to make a home for my lathe.
Fun trivia: That paper tacked to the wall under the hammer is a plan I drew for a set of end tables I made in 1999, it’s been there since.
Trivia: the plastic bag hanging askew left of the auger bits has been there about 16 years. It’s a clear mounting plate for a router table. I built a router table without using it.
Hammerthumb, if you are watching, look next to the aforementioned piece of paper. That giant hunk of brass and rosewood is the marking gauge you sent me from the Swap.
The window has no glass but is covered with 10 mil clear laminate. It was meant to be temporary but worked so well I left it. It has been there almost 17 years. The wire was already there when I moved in.
The shop was built by two 14 year old boys, back in the 70’s, from lumber and materials scavenged during the building of the neighborhood. What they lacked in carpentry skills they made up for in ring shank nails. They used one about every 4 inches. To their credit, the building still stands and the roof doesn’t leak.
The towel holder was my first ‘shop project’. The sides were shaped using a template originally for a Halloween napkin holder.
I replaced the concrete block I was using for ballast with a big wood box I scavenged somewhere which happens to fit perfectly. I’ll turn it on it’s side and make drawers to hold all my lathe crap.
Next I need to rip out the other workbench but first I have to find a home for all the crap on, under, and around it. And no, that stuff isn’t there all the time but I needed somewhere to put the crap that was on, under and around the bench I ripped out! ;)