New Bench!


It might not look like much at the moment, but what you can see is the makings of a new workbench. The plan is for an all steel bench across the back of the workshop, 3 and a half metres long.

I’m welding it up with a mate as a made to measure item, with under shelf. It’s over engineered at m6 plate and box section with a 5mm wall, but strong is good and you never know when you’ll need an impromptu bomb shelter.

In fact when I’ve installed my lathe and I’m working on a former bomber engine, on my bombproof bench, the irony won’t be lost on me!

It’s a slow process but eventually the workshop will be up to the job. By that time I should have my design finalised and the big question (can I get the parts I need) answered!


About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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