So, I’ve decided to build a new work bench. The most over-engineered, biggest, strongest most man like table ever built.
My last bench has been good to me but its 10 years old now and feeling a bit used, abused and outdated. I have been looking around surfing the web and there is some great gear out there but the bench I want is over $15,000 to buy, which I cannot justify.
So, this is why I’m going to have a crack and build my own.
To start off, I have purchased and just received a new steel plate for the bench top. Its 3m long by 1.5m wide and 19mm thick. Weighing in just over 600kg.
To be continued….
Hi again!. Fast track almost a year forward. sorry for the lack of posts, but work, life and other projects got in the way. Since the purchase of the new steel bench top I have just put it on the old bench with a few gluts and have been using it like that ever since.
Throughout that time i have still been drilling holes. Slowly but surely it will get done but so far managing as it is.
In the mean time, i have been building a few tool holder plates with matching hole pattern. Here you can see my three vices. The ability to mount them anywhere on the table excites me with endless possibilities and positions to mount them anywhere on the table.
Another quick little side project, inspired from the vises is this adjustable stand. I’ve actually made 3 of them. This will be used for when building long or odd shape projects on the table and with these stands i can support the job and use the clamps, or bolt down a vise, whatever. love the possibilities..
Alright, enough stuffing around. Its been too long. Time to make the sturdy table base. Ironically I’m using the table to make the table on the old table. The frame im using 100 x 100 x 6 Steel SHS this thing is going to weigh a tonne. Ive left the ends of the frame open on purpose. In the near future ive got a few ideas in my head for a telescopic section of some sort. Dunno yet..