[sdiy] Ultimate SDIY Workbench?

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Sun Feb 17 02:04:34 CET 2013

On 02/17/2013 01:48 AM, Paul Perry wrote:
> Not optimum, but as a renter, I have always used this low-cost option:
> Find an old wooden desk.
> Attach 2x4 verticals to the legs on each corner.
> Run more 2x4 across front & back.
> Attach old door across the top.
> Put strip light under door.
> And some shelving at the back for test gear.
> If the desk is a 'keeper', put thin particle board on top so you don't
> have to worry
> about burn holes, spilt blood etc.
> The LEAST ideal bench I ever saw was a fold-down board hinged to the
> back of a door,
> with a leg to prop it up when folded down. The guy managed to build a
> synth on it, even so.
> Where there is a will......

... there will be a synth.

My take on this is a 180x90 cm ESD desk. In the two back corners of the 
desk, I have built two towers of measurement equipment, and then on a 
shelf put between them more gear and then even higher up on the towers 
even more gear and on the other a monitor. I also have a full 19" 
rack... full of gear.

I badly need better shelfs, I badly need a wiring isle, I badly need 
another 19 inch rack, I badly need more space. I badly need a small 
mecanic workshop for smaller things.

Oh, I could do with more toys too :->


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