From oil to sawdust. Creating a new workspace.
Well, after 20 odd years of doing house maintenance and house projects in the carport, I like to keep my workshop for guitars only, and carting tools back and forth, I finally have a dedicated place to do this type of work. I converted the bike shed to dual purpose.
I sold my Harley, after twenty-five years, and in its place, using half the shed as I still have a motorbike to store, I put in a window and a woodwork bench. I also stocked it up with tools I do not need for guitar work. You can see the Harley anchor point still in the floor in front of the bench.
The whole project cost me about $35 mainly for ¾” MDF for the top and eighty 2” screws. I had wondered how screws would stand up to the job instead of bolts, well I can report the bench is as solid as a rock and cannot be moved by leaning, pushing or working on it. Its 2.4m x 700mm.
I had been collecting pallet timber for a while and storing it so that it stayed flat. The window came out of the lounge room in the house about fifteen years ago, you cannot rush these things. All in a week’s work, along with other things.




Cheers Taff.

Views: 101

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Hi Nicola, Love to read your comments, but this site is broken in places. A good tip is to always check that your post appears, then you have 15 minutes to go back and repost using HTML. I

It's a pain but the problem has been there for over a year and frequent users still get caught out. It must be an expensive fix.

Taff

That's a nice work space... a dog also helps.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Forum

Ben Gitty's Simple-Build 2x4 Instruments

Started by Cigar Box Nation in Feature Articles. Last reply by Glenn Kaiser yesterday. 10 Replies

What would you do?

Started by T-Gripped in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Cigar Box Nation on Friday. 3 Replies

Tone capacitor

Started by RG Murphy in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by the anonymous pick on Thursday. 1 Reply

Discussion: Toothpick Frets?

Started by Habanera Hal in Feature Articles. Last reply by Paul on Monday. 26 Replies

Upright Ubass

Started by Titch the Clown in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Greg Potts Jun 20. 1 Reply

Latest Activity

Uncle John commented on Laranor's photo
Thumbnail

Ukelele Soprano 33 cm

"Well, done. And I see it is a bolt on neck."
10 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Laranor's photo
Thumbnail

Ukelele Soprano 33 cm

"Is this a bolt on neck?   Looks good.  I like the extra piece between neck and sound…"
11 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Doug Thorsvik's video
Thumbnail

I Won't Back Down: 3-String Cigar Box Guitar

"Excellent.   Your method works so well for so many songs.  Gees, I like what I do,…"
13 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

Emily ~ an original and newly written song. A work in progress.

"Thanks, Doug!  Yeah, it kind of grabbed hold of me and I didn't let go until it was…"
17 minutes ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Doug Thorsvik's video
Thumbnail

I Won't Back Down: 3-String Cigar Box Guitar

"I agree Kale! Great songs with low chord counts are very accessible to the rest of us. And I like…"
48 minutes ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Laranor's photo
Thumbnail

Uke-stick Electric 43cm

"Cool! I like it. "
1 hour ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

Emily ~ an original and newly written song. A work in progress.

"Great song Uncle John! I like the whistled solo, very impressive. That’s the fun thing about…"
1 hour ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Poorness Studios's video
Thumbnail

Dream Lover (on cigar box guitar)

"Nicely played and sung Kale! Great to hear the percussive parts on this classic. We already have it…"
3 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik posted a video

I Won't Back Down: 3-String Cigar Box Guitar

Cigar Box Guitar Slingers - Spokane, 66th Zoom Mtg Jul 26, 2021. More info and free chord chart: https://sites.google.com/site/cigarboxguitarslingersspokane/...
3 hours ago
Laranor posted albums
3 hours ago
Laranor posted photos
3 hours ago
Poorness Studios posted a video

Dream Lover (on cigar box guitar)

After the grandiose Sunday Song last week, I decided to keep it simple. Here's a cover of Bobby Darin's Dream Lover on CBG. I recorded this video outside. So...
3 hours ago

Music

© 2021   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->