Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Completing Workshop

7:59 am:
As I approach the completion of Box Van's workshop, I am better able to make a final decision on the optimal space division between my living quarters and the workshop.

My original estimate was 98" front to back for my living quarters. Now, however, I see that I may be able to increase that 98" to perhaps 110" with no impact on the usefulness of my workshop!




12:13 pm:
I've just returned from Home Depot with the material to make the tall cabinet that I Blogged to you about yesterday. The back of this tall cabinet will be a pegboard.

Also, the drawer cabinet that is mounted to the opposite Box Van wall now has material for a top.



3:45 pm:
I've just completed my 9-drawer workbench. Well, it's really not completely finished yet. But you get the idea of it.

Yet to come are drawer fronts and pulls. Also, a clear finish. I just bought a Ryobi sander to help me with the finishing [Link].





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17 comments:

  1. George that is great news. Keep up the good work.

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  2. It makes sense to devote most of the space to the area you will use the most.

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    1. Ed,

      Strange as it may seem, I agree with me! 😇

      George

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  3. How are you going to handle the roll-up door encroaching into your living area when opened? A false ceiling?

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    1. Squire,

      Yes! Exactly!

      In my mind, my living quarters inside Box Van always had its own ceiling and it's own roof.

      I am guessing that the ceiling would be about 6 feet high.

      George

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  4. You are incredible! So handy with everything. Tools are a key factor though, aren't they? Great job!

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    1. Hi LBM,

      I had the good fortune during my lifetime to be taught how to use all manner of shop tools.

      My Dad and Uncle both had machine shops, and I worked for both of them.

      I also worked for 5-years in a cabinet shop. I have repaired plumbing. Did carpentry work.

      You might say of me, that I was guided into being comfortable using tools,

      George

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  5. Good looking cabinet George!
    Bill

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    1. Bill,

      Thank you! 😎

      I am having such a good time with my Box Van project!

      The thing that I like best is, for example, if I need more drawers, I simply make more drawers!

      George

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    1. Joan,

      That is such a great compliment!

      Thank you sooooo much!

      George

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  7. Don't forget drawers stops,,,take a nice right-hand turn,,Guess what comes flying out?

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    1. Ed,

      Thank you for this reminder!

      George

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  8. I must admit that your workbench looks great! Blessings, Lynn

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