Work Bench

About the Photo Sequence
On February 9, 2014, I finally got motivated to build a work bench. I've been without one since I moved here. This documents the construction of it.

Photo Details
This photo sequence contains 15 frames. Each frame is a finite 1024 pixels wide but height was left to its own based on the crop. I based the picture size on an email program's display window asuming that the picture would not be automatically resized to fit. This technique kept the file size down, the largest being just less than 400k making it easy to send and receive through email. The file names are also ~numbered so they'll display in numerical order. All photos were taken with a Nikon D80.

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Work Bench

Yeah, I know. Cluttered as hell. I'm working on it. But the work bench
is necessary if I'm going to get anything done. I've used this design
many times. It starts with a level board bolted to the wall.

Next step is the table-top supports. Knowing how high
the top surface should be, this takes a lot of measuring.

With some of the garage stuff out of the way, it looks good so far.

Placing the top and back boards wasn't difficult.

I dado'ed an edge in the back board so it will slide above and behind it.

Now it's beginning to look useful. Shelves between the legs will be a future project.

As you can see, it has Athena's approval!

That rubber on the work bench is expensive!
So I used the piece from the desk on the right.

Now for the electrical.
I installed a new 20 amp circuit.
The main garage light powered the ceiling outlet for the work bench lights
so as not to drain energy from the power tool outlets.

The one on the right is a GFI and works!

The one on the left works, and the switch controlls the lights above.

The light works great! But I need a second one.

Now I can get some serious work done!

Here, both lights are in use, and my reloading shop is operational!

I added one more outlet from that work bench circuit for convenience.