Workshop Furniture

Storage, Drawers, Cupboards etc

Building a workbench

Building a workbench

I’d been discussing workbenches with my Dad who’s just setting up a new workshop after a house move so I asked Brandon from Solid Wood Designs in New Zealand what he thought the basic fundamentals were for creating a workbench.

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Bench modification

Bench modification

Thanks to some good friends I now have a large ex-BBC filing cabinet. This has 4 large drawers and is 1m wide by 1.2m tall. There’s a couple of concrete blocks in the bottom to stop it falling over when

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Project Links

Project Links

A collection of projects to make with the lathe or mill Duncan Munro’s Metal Pages has a variety of projects from furnaces to workshop furniture to advanced projects such as a gear hobber or a dividing head. Astronomer and model

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New Shelf

New Shelf

So that that my furnace bits and pieces did not have to sit on the floor I decided to build a simple metal shelf. I bought some angle iron (15x20x1mm) to form two of the sides. I also used an

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Drawer for lathe tools

Drawer for lathe tools

This seemingly simply project has taken nearly 5 months to complete. Part of the reason is that the bench did not have any back legs. I’d simply let the bench top be supported on the original shelves with the two

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Building a Drill Drawer

Building a Drill Drawer

Back in March I built a bench/cupboard to support my pillar drill. This has been working fine but my selection of drills keeps getting covered in swarf, oil, saw dust or whatever I happen to be working on. For this

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Bench work in progress pictures

Bench work in progress pictures

The bench framework and top assembled, need to attach the edging and sanddown and paint my screw fixing holes. Apart from one joint where the 2 screws clashed in the middle the construction went fine. The shelving that forms the

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Benches and Bench Grinders

Benches and Bench Grinders

This weekend saw the drilling and first coat of paint for the new bench legs. Due to the need to let the paint dry for 24hrs and not really wanting to paint them inside the shed, I’ve waited till a

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