What's on your work bench?

Self built and self assembly ;)

Moderators: Slowy, Capt. Black

User avatar
jeremyb
Chorus of Organs
Posts: 41119
meble-kuchenne.warszawa.pl
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:03 am
Has liked: 7727 times
Been liked: 4169 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by jeremyb »

Neat way to find the centre of a circle!

Slowy wrote: That's the problem; everything rewarding is just such hard work. Regret takes much less effort.

User avatar
Bg
Site Admin
Posts: 43294
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Auckland
Has liked: 2264 times
Been liked: 3907 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Bg »

jeremyb wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 12:17 pm Neat way to find the centre of a circle!

Firstly, roll one ciggie….
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

User avatar
calling card
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 4290
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:56 am
Location: Hoodoo dump, BOP
Has liked: 857 times
Been liked: 276 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by calling card »

Did well not to drop an ash into it. Good technique, best I get is a triangular island with things I've tried.
2024; I have explored the extent of the perimeter dome, there is no escape. I am become Morpheus

User avatar
Jay
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 7794
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:35 pm
Has liked: 1633 times
Been liked: 1297 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Jay »

jeremyb wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 12:17 pm Neat way to find the centre of a circle!

I just fold it in half and then again :wink:
When faced with quality, I recognise it every time.

User avatar
Bg
Site Admin
Posts: 43294
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Auckland
Has liked: 2264 times
Been liked: 3907 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Bg »

So workbench is now on the floor, now if only I had instructions like from ikea…..

Nice bits of Blackwood maybe I should just build some guitars out of it?
Attachments
image.jpg
image.jpg (4.64 MiB) Viewed 25630 times
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

User avatar
Jay
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 7794
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:35 pm
Has liked: 1633 times
Been liked: 1297 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Jay »

If it is acacia melanoxylin or so than yes... i made a beautiful guitar neck out of it. Stable and nice to work with it.
When faced with quality, I recognise it every time.

User avatar
NippleWrestler
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 2916
Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:05 pm
Has liked: 79 times
Been liked: 1071 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by NippleWrestler »

A day off and I'm leveling, crowning, polishing the frets on this Charvel.
1000022268-01.jpeg
1000022268-01.jpeg (424.82 KiB) Viewed 25585 times
1000022269-01.jpeg
1000022269-01.jpeg (393.26 KiB) Viewed 25585 times
Super fun. Long live Autosol.

User avatar
Slowy
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 22792
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:13 pm
Location: Orcland
Has liked: 1018 times
Been liked: 2483 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Slowy »

Bg wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 1:25 pm So workbench is now on the floor, now if only I had instructions like from ikea…..

Nice bits of Blackwood maybe I should just build some guitars out of it?
As long as it's strong and stable, a workbench doesn't care what it's made of. It's not furniture; don't waste beautiful wood on it.
Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. This is as true of humans as it is of gas molecules in a sealed flask. The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who so survive.

User avatar
Bg
Site Admin
Posts: 43294
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Auckland
Has liked: 2264 times
Been liked: 3907 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Bg »

Slowy wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:46 pm
Bg wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 1:25 pm So workbench is now on the floor, now if only I had instructions like from ikea…..

Nice bits of Blackwood maybe I should just build some guitars out of it?
As long as it's strong and stable, a workbench doesn't care what it's made of. It's not furniture; don't waste beautiful wood on it.
I long for a beautiful workbench :P
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

User avatar
Slowy
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 22792
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:13 pm
Location: Orcland
Has liked: 1018 times
Been liked: 2483 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Slowy »

Bg wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:54 pm
Slowy wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:46 pm
Bg wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 1:25 pm So workbench is now on the floor, now if only I had instructions like from ikea…..

Nice bits of Blackwood maybe I should just build some guitars out of it?
As long as it's strong and stable, a workbench doesn't care what it's made of. It's not furniture; don't waste beautiful wood on it.
I long for a beautiful workbench :P
Use paint.

35 years ago, I built a workbench from pine 4x2 and 25mm ply liberally coated in flooring poly. My replacement in the marriage liked it so much he took it with him when they moved. He still tells me how much he enjoys using it.

I have given much service to others....... :eh:
Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. This is as true of humans as it is of gas molecules in a sealed flask. The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who so survive.

User avatar
Bg
Site Admin
Posts: 43294
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Auckland
Has liked: 2264 times
Been liked: 3907 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Bg »

Slowy wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:57 pm
Bg wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:54 pm
Slowy wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:46 pm

As long as it's strong and stable, a workbench doesn't care what it's made of. It's not furniture; don't waste beautiful wood on it.
I long for a beautiful workbench :P
Use paint.
No. I long for a beautiful workbench :P
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

User avatar
Slowy
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 22792
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:13 pm
Location: Orcland
Has liked: 1018 times
Been liked: 2483 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Slowy »

Bg wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:59 pm
Slowy wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:57 pm
Bg wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:54 pm

I long for a beautiful workbench :P
Use paint.
No. I long for a beautiful workbench :P
Well just make sure you don't spend so much time admiring it you never put a mark on it. A proper workbench should be relic'd!
Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. This is as true of humans as it is of gas molecules in a sealed flask. The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who so survive.

User avatar
Bg
Site Admin
Posts: 43294
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Auckland
Has liked: 2264 times
Been liked: 3907 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Bg »

Slowy wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 5:05 pm
Bg wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:59 pm
Slowy wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:57 pm

Use paint.
No. I long for a beautiful workbench :P
Well just make sure you don't spend so much time admiring it you never put a mark on it. A proper workbench should be relic'd!
It will be relic'd like a custom shop 59 LP :) every ding will have a story. This one is only for hand tool use, I have a shitter that I don't mind cutting through with the circular saw ;)
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

User avatar
sizzlingbadger
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 8264
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:12 am
Location: Wire Wrapper
Has liked: 1208 times
Been liked: 1401 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by sizzlingbadger »

Faceplate before and after, I purposely went with a slightly bolder text. I also put the original rubberised knobs back on, they were loose fitting so I had replaced them with set screw knobs, but now found a way to make them fit tight.

IMG_5956.jpeg
IMG_5956.jpeg (311.62 KiB) Viewed 25396 times
IMG_5971.jpeg
IMG_5971.jpeg (276.11 KiB) Viewed 25396 times
Tube amp and guitar tones straight from 1958… amazing how believable the sounds were back then, even without the modellers...

User avatar
MikeC
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 2946
Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2003 5:43 pm
Location: Red Beach, Auckland
Has liked: 1315 times
Been liked: 872 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by MikeC »

That looks really good and is clear to read.
Whakanuia o mea kei a koe

Post Reply