I can’t say I have a “bench” to work at; instead I created a space in
the equipment room where I had access to natural gas, water, and
electricity. This is my dungeon. I built deep shelves against the
wall for work & storage space and mounted lighting to the bottom of
the shelf right above my “bench.”
The back of the hollow core door for the room is beside my work space
and is great for mounting things. By nailing or screwing wood strips
to the solid frame along the sides of the door, I have a stable base
onto which is screwed a silverware basket salvaged from my old
dishwasher - pliers hang over the front edge and other tools are held
in the places where utensils used to go. Another strip of wood has
hooks mounted on it for hanging things like saw frames, ruler, etc.
The rest of the surface has tech sheets stuck to it with “Stik-tac.”
“Stik-tac” is that pliable gum-like stuff which is sold for mounting
posters on walls without using thumbtacks or otherwise damaging the
surface. It’s really useful for temporarily putting small objects on
vertical surfaces. Press some Stik-tac on the side of a pencil, file
handle, drill bit, ANYTHING small, and press it against the wall,
table leg, wherever. It will stay where you stuck it indefinitely.
Heavier object? Use more Stik-tac… within limits, of course.
Stik-tac is easily removed from the object and is very reusable.
Your imagination is the only limit for finding new uses. I have
little gobs of Stik-tac stuck all over and jam things like drill bits
or saw blades into it for quick retrieve. Of course its intended use
for holding paper is useful too. This has been a most enlightening
thread. Really enjoyed seeing the Burgess bench. Thanks to all.
Judymw Judy M. Willingham, Consumer Pollution Prevention Specialist 237
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