Just because I have so much free time in the shop I thought I needed another project.
Actually, I have like 6 different things I want to make right now. At least six. I made a list earlier:
- Sharpening Station
- Tool Chest (full size like the ATC)
- Small tool chest, like the one in the new “Grandpa’s Workshop” book – for my nephew
- Pepper mill (generally I’m not a huge fan of this kind of project – buy our existing pepper grinder stinks)
- Pair of saw benches
- Winding sticks
- Krenov-ish hanging cabinet in Claro Walnut
The workbench is the main thing, and I expect to make some decent progress on it over the next week as I have a few days off work. But I need a place to set up my new waterstones, and maybe my bench grinder too. Here is a first draft in Sketchup. I think it needs to be a git longer if the bench grinder is going to share the space, and it needs a few accoutrement. A small tool rack to hold a file, screwdrivers, sharpening figs and so forth. A paper towel dispenser would be nice too. I think I’ll have to mockup all of my sharpening paraphernalia to get a better handle on the size.
I modeled this using 4 x 4 dimensional lumber from the home center for the base, and come joined 2-by dimensional lumber for the top.
EDIT: if you want the Sketchup file you can download it from here: Sketchup Model