Workspaces

School is about to start up so it’s been a whirlwind of projects getting finished. One of said projects is a desperately needed garage cleaning.

Really, this post is intended for former co-worker and maker of interesting things; Ben Brandt. I recommend checking out his YouTube channel where he posts videos of his various projects. Recently he needed to dismantle his workbench and asked if others have ideas for the new one. Since I have a semi-fancy workbench, I figured this would be a place to showcase it. So, without further ado:

MY WORKBENCH!

Behold! The back of my garage, hundreds of times cleaner than usual!

Behold! The back of my garage, hundreds of times cleaner than usual!

The frame of my workbench his hinged both in the back and front.

The frame of my workbench is hinged both in the back and front.

And a closer inspection of the back reveals a piano hinge running the length of the bench.

And a closer inspection of the back reveals a piano hinge running the length of the bench.

Gently lifting up on the surface and pushing the frame to the right.

Gently lifting up on the surface and pushing the frame to the right.

Ahhh... Push it!

Ahhh… Push it!

Ahhh... Push it!

Ahhh… Push it!

Puh-Push it real good!

Puh-Push it real good!

Once the frame  has passed the hinge....

Once the frame has passed the hinge….

The surface is free to fold down.

The surface is free to fold down.

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(The was the top of an attorney desk from my old firm....  Don't ask.)

(The was the top of an attorney desk from my old firm…. Don’t ask.)

Bench in final folded position

Bench in final folded position

Last step: Wipe off hands like you just did a lot of work.

Last step: Wipe off hands like you just did a lot of work.

So that’s my garage work space. I opted for the folding table because I have had lots of extra crap to store back there in the winter. Snowblowers and motorcycles and all the like. I’m thinking that the gas cans need a new home. The white plastic shelves are an addition since yesterday, and thus moved the gas closer to the bench (and electrical stuffs) which worries me slightly…

Oh yeah, if you’re wondering why there was a blue bucket in that first pic, it’s keeping the excess chain from my hoist out of the way:

This is how I get Serenity up into the joists in the winter.

This is how I get Serenity up into the joists in the winter.