New Bench!

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Not in situ yet, but here’s my new workbench round at my friend’s workshop. It’s solid as a rock and very heavy. To get it in the van (including lifting), we opted to make the top removable. A lot more work drilling and tapping, but worth it as it gives me options for fitting it in. I could make it L-shaped instead of having a straight run.

When I start looking for a decent lathe I’ll have an idea of whether the sizes I need can be bench mounted. I expect most will come on their own stands given their size, but that will add additional cost. That comes a little further down the list though. For now my next job is painting the base and rebuilding it in situ.

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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  1. That’s a nice bench. You should weld angle brackets on a few of the legs so you can bolt the workbench to the floor, as further insurance against heavy wrenching, earthquakes, and neighboring doomsday devices.

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