Workbench Complete

gregamer Sep 4, 2012

  1. gregamer

    gregamer TrainBoard Supporter

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    No it's not just an inverse of my previous post Benchwork Complete. This post is about the workbench I've built under my new layout. I'm pretty proud of this one.

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    The key features are:

    • Magnetic Tool Strip: I bought these at Harbor Freight a few years ago and have been waiting for an occasion to use them. Since the work table is kind of small (16″) deep, I figured keeping the tools off of the work area would be helpful.
    • Under Cabinet Lighting: I bought two of these lights a few years ago for around $20 each. They are T5 fluorescent lights. I broke one and was left with only one working. I stopped by Fry’s this afternoon and found them available for only $8, I bought two more to fill out the workbench lighting. This was a great savings because I was about to place a $100 order at CYELITE for T4 fluorescent lights.
    • New Chairs for the Boys: Staples had these chairs on sale a couple of weeks ago for $30. I also had a $5 coupon. I really wanted to get some chairs for my boys. Now we will all have a place to sit when we’re weathering.
    • Rotating Vise: Surprise surprise, something mechanical from Harbor Freight that’s actually worth a damn. I got this for around $20; much cheaper than a $70 PanaVise. I just used it to hold some Kadee 119 couplers while I filed the upper shelf off of them.
    • Dremel with Flex Shaft: Of course.

    The melamine tabletop is 85" long and 16" deep. It is supported by 1 1/2" slotted steel angles (as described in my post: Skyboards, workbench and valance fascia)

    Originally Posted on The Industrial Lead
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hmmm. I see something my bench is missing- A bottle of beer.....

    Is your vise a suction base?
     
  3. PEIR

    PEIR TrainBoard Member

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    Very impressive work area Greg. You could be quite an assembly line with a work area that long.
     

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