Hardly sim-related, but I’m too excited not to share, so humour me.
My long-term wish of having a decent workbench is progressing reasonably well.
I recently put a new roof on the garage and lined and painted the inside, so everything is ready for a little workshop…and of course at the heart of every workshop there is a good workbench.
I haven’t built a workbench before, though, so every step is an adventure.
The ready frame:
Testing the location:
The top will be laminated from framing timber, which needed to be ripped with a skilsaw and a guide first on one side to get rid of the rounded edges - the ripped timber is on the bench here just to test - not attached yet:
The next step was to build a jig for the neighbour’s old drill press - I’m attaching the top together with threaded rods for the glueing and the holes for the rods need to line up reasonably accurately.
Drill press, threaded rods and the ripped timber all ready for drilling. The random offcuts were drilled through first to make sure the jig was working as intended and that the drill bit used was big enough that the rod fits through multiple pieces in a row.
The progress is slow but I’ll get there. I have a beautiful old Record vice that I’ll need to tidy up and route a space for once the top is ready.