This weekend I've been sorting out my garage in preparation for embarking on some projects over the Summer. I've taken four car-loads of crap to the tip with another waiting to go! At the same time I've been putting together my new workbench and this is what I'm going to talk about today. I think that I'm in love!
I've found all sorts of things this weekend squirreled away in the dark recesses of my moldy garage. Take a look at this unfinished picture that I started sometime in the late 80s. I wonder if I'll ever finish it?
The workbench I bought in the end was supplied by Wells Timber Products. I chose the 4 foot pine model with wood top. It came in 4 pre-assembled parts:
top, 2 sets of legs, and a shelf. It couldn't have been any easier to put together, but I had my eye on pimping it before I'd even unwrapped it.
Here I am using my new home-made clamps as I fit blocks to the bottom of the legs to make enough room to fit the castors.
For a start I wanted it on castors so that I can easily move it around my garage. Having fitted them however, I can say that it wobbles a bit, so we shall see how long they last.
The workbench stands 35 inches (without the castors) which is about the height of a kitchen top. Mine stands higher still on top of the castors. I wanted a high workbench so I don't have to do too much bending over. So far... so good!
Here it is all screwed into place. I wanted to fit some wooden clamp covers but my garage light blew and even I'm not crazy enough to table-saw in the dark...
This is how I left the workbench last night. Purdy, isn't it!
I've been using the workbench all day today. It is absolutely brilliant! I don't know how I survived without one before now. A huge shout-out and endorsement for Wells Timber!
I almost forgot!
Did you see this wonderful video from Daniel Hulbert of Circuits and Strings? He's only gone and invented a retractable travel ukulele! Amazing!
I have a guilty secret... I have been moonlighting as a voice-over "artist". Daniel was looking for an English accent on his latest video and well, I have one. I asked Daniel what style he was looking for and it seems that he didn't want a mumbling Yorkshire accent. Shame... I could have aced that. Instead, I put on my poshest voice and enunciated every last vowel and consonant. Mrs Uke didn't believe it was me. Well... it is! Ha ha. As quick as the voice-over work started, all offers have now dried up. Damn!
Great ukulele though! Great work Daniel.
Until next time...