Workbench… and stuff.

So, I actually started something and may finish it.

Since I’m slowly but surely trying my hand at carpentry/woodworking stuff, I decided to take the plunge and try to make a workbench. So far, so good! I have a frame done. I’d have the whole thing done, but all I have is a miter saw right now. So, I had to get the friendly people at Lowe’s to cut the MDF board I wanted as the top. MDF board is pretty rough on blades as is, and I’m sure the Lowe’s saw gets used like a dirty whore, so it was really no surprise that halfway through cutting that it died. So, no workbench top for me last week. I did go back on Monday to pick up the tops, though.

So, today after work, I get to glue the two 3/4″ boards together and let that sit overnight, and hopefully, if all goes according to plan, I’ll have an awesome indestructible (not really) top for my workbench. What’s going to suck is screwing it into place. MDF isn’t known for its screw holding abilities, but I’m fairly certain if I predrill my holes, I’ll be fine. We’ll see.

It’s just one more step toward doing something fun with my life that still nets me money. I figure I’ll start off small on the projects, then work my way to bigger projects–like furniture, and hopefully that whole prop business I wanted to get into, which apparently someone is already doing, and is really good at it. Go figure!

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