Sloes, Gin, sugar, time
Sloes, Gin, sugar, time
I needed some shelves to store the accumulated junk that collects in a garage so to give some room to still make things.
The storage unit was constructed from CLS 2×3” and 12mm MDF. The CLS is more than adequate in strength and the MDF will provide a nice flat surface for the shelves.
I got the 2 full MDF sheets cut into five pieces each so I ended up with 10 pieces approx 485mm by 1220mm. By placing two piece side by side I will have a unit with five shelves 2.4m long with no waste.
CLS Timber 2×3”
Cleaning a Casio watch face with toothpaste
My cheap everyday casio watch had a few scratches on the face, to polish these out I use a little toothpaste to lightly remove them.
“What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Good, Inexpensive, Fast: Pick two.”
The world of car cleaning or car detailing can be a real mine field, to just keep a car clean and to protect it does not take too much time or cost too much, here’s an example basic car care kit:
Using a TV Socket to route speaker cables through a wall.
After installing speaker brackets on the wall, I routed cables up to the ceiling and back down the wall to the amplifier. Rather than break the cable and add another join by using speaker wall plates, I choose to keep the cable in one piece and route through a TV socket plate just unscrewing the metal connection plate and pushing the cables through. The face plate was fixed to a standard metal back box (with a gromit to protect the cables).
Metal plate removed – only fixed with two small screws
Making a Workbench Part 2
I first started by marking up the long sides with four marks to provide a fixing point for the legs and marking four points on the shorted sides – 2 to attach to the sides and 2 to attach to the legs. I marked this up on a template to speed the process up, then piloted drilled and countersunk the holes.
Impact drivers do not get on too well with hardened driver bits. This one sheared into three pieces. I had read on-line that its better to get cheaper bits that will just round off and be discarded, rather than expensive impact bits that will shatter.
Building a workbench – Tools
Below are three tools lists – List 1 is the absolute minimum list to build a workbench, constructing it with nails, the second build with screws and a very cheap drill and the third with a better drill and some optional items that will make it easier to build and leaves a few tools to use in other projects (for example a 19 drill bit set rather than just one drill bit). They are just to demonstrate that due to the simplicity of construction a workshop full of tools is not required.
I have not used or bought every single item on the lists but from my experience and some rudimentary internet research these look like reasonable items to complete this project.
This post will detail how I build one of my sturdy and cheap 2×4” workbenches. My design was inspired by the hammerzone workbench plans: Link
I wanted easy construction, cheap materials and strength. I amended the plans in the following manner:
Ginger beer – this recipe online was exceptionally easy and it tasted great [link]
This was an old truck I made a few years ago from large casters and a second hand pallet, the castors were screws to the pallet with 5x80mm screws and large washers