I bought a bunch of Craigslist heavy gear for my dad’s job as a kid and it’s just not something I ever thought I’d be able to use.
He works for a construction company and he’s constantly needing to repair equipment in the garage.
One of the things I was really looking forward to was getting it back to him.
I had some spare parts in my garage and I was hoping to use the parts to build some extra work space for myself, but that didn’t turn out well.
The tools were all junk and I never knew if they would be worth the money I spent.
So after some time researching online, I stumbled upon Craigslist and saw what was available.
It turned out I could use all of the tools in the collection.
I got to thinking about how I would actually use them and I wanted to make sure I had a backup plan if something happened to them.
Read more I started out with a small bucket of sand and some metal scraps and the following day, I started with some more sand and scrap.
After sanding down the metal pieces to their bare minimum, I got a few tools out of the pile and began working on my dad.
He had a few different kinds of equipment on hand.
The first was a drill bit, which he used for everything from removing nails and screws to drilling holes.
I also had a lathe and a couple of tools to cut things out of wood.
The second tool I used for this project was a hacksaw and a router.
After the first couple of hours of cutting and sanding, I decided that it was going to be time to get serious and start building some more work space.
The first thing I did was build a new workbench and the second thing I do is start laying down some plywood.
I then cut a few corners in the plywood and started laying it down.
Next, I used the wood that I had been laying down to create a few more pieces that I would use to build a little bit more of the workspace.
After I had the first few pieces in place, I took some time to clean up the dust and debris.
Finally, I laid down a few extra pieces that would give me a little more stability.
It took me about 20 minutes to finish up the last few pieces of plywood that I used to make a workbench.
Once I had finished laying down the work, I went to work laying down more plywood for the rest of the room.
Now, it’s time to build the rest!
I cut down the ply, then used the router to cut the ply.
Then I started laying down a little less plywood so that I could start laying some of the other wood pieces down to make some additional work space, as well.
I used a saw and some router bits to cut down some more wood for the work bench.
Here’s a look at the finished workspace.
When I finished the ply flooring, it was time to start adding some extra furniture to the space.
After a few minutes of trimming down some of that wood, I was ready to start working on the next part of the project.
You can see the unfinished flooring and some more ply to give it some stability.