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With the help of my dad, I built a new workbench for the machine shop on Saturday. I attached the top and notched and installed the lower shelf last night, and also applied the first coat of polyurethane to the MDF. The bench is quite large – about 11 feet long by 2 feet deep. My plan is to move the electronics bench out of that room and into the adjacent space in the basement, so this room can be for machine tools and mechanical assembly work. I’m hoping to get a lathe within the next 6 months, and a metal-capable band saw within the next year.
I also want to take on my first welding project and build a stand for the milling machine, and if that’s successful, one for the eventual lathe as well. Hopefully I can get to that this spring or summer.