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28-04-2020, 03:23 PM

Workshop bench cleanup

My workshop bench was getting a bit full so decided about time I did something about it.

As I had a decent plank of wood left over from the porch project that was ideal for a shelf. All it needed was a support for each end. Again I had some 4x2 in the back so cut them to size 10" long. Now I had my support and also found some right angle pieces of metal left over from something or other, ideal for the purpose. Put it all together and fixed to back wood wall . It can be seen in the photo below.

Hang about me thinks ,the main work area is soaked with oil etc etc you name it really oooky. So what about cleaning it?

Thinks , swap it over with the ledge underneath or one from other side, thats a lot of trouble to go through. Ahha turn it over, erm no that underside is worse. By another sheet of 8x3ft chipboard,cost and getting hold of when?

not a good idea. Stupid me I have a very good flat electric belt sander should have thought of that first

Well it worked. No longer dirty work bench and most of the oil etc marks gone




looking almost like new again. Belt sander at the far end

before

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28-04-2020, 07:19 PM
Nice job Barry - All you need now is a decent vice, something like this:-


https://www.axminstertools.com/axmin...vice-ax1014456


One of the most useful tools in the workshop, couldn't be without it, I use mine nearly every day, I would recommend the 'cast iron' type, cost a tad more than plain steel but worth it.
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28-04-2020, 07:44 PM
Already got a vice and bench grinder on the other work bench same as this one.
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29-04-2020, 10:50 AM
Originally Posted by tumbleweed View Post
Already got a vice and bench grinder on the other work bench same as this one.

Bench grinder probably the second most used piece of kit in my workshop. I had two but I converted one into a wire brush machine which is quite handy as well.
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04-07-2020, 09:44 AM
Always wanted one of these and for Under 100 well worth it.


5 speed via belt adjustment

I can now drill holes to my hearts content. Also got one of these



the 3 inch version, just had to find a couple of bolts (which I have) to clamp it down to the base plate
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