Hi, I soon realised when I started machining my wheel marking gauges brass bits (still on going) that I had to have a more accurate drill press, + more importantly a dedicated section in the work shop a for metal working section, this section has to include a sharpening section, a pillar drill , small lathe, large metal vice, grinders, metal working tools storage, and of course timber storage + ply sheeting storage .I forgot to say I have also to include my axminster belt sanding station as well into this corner. Hmm interesting it's going to be tight.
The storage racking section built all from 50mm x 50mm prepared mortice and tenons wedged glued and pinned with 100mm *50mm prepared cross section housed framing to support the work surface of 18mm MDF .
I have also decided to build into the bench top a turntable to make it a centre for the grinder, polishing machine and Dakota plane blade sharpener so there all together, select anyone with the turn of a wheel. Next to come will be the framing to form a narrow bench over the top of this.
The turntable cut from from half sheets of 18mm MDF. Machined with two circles cut at approx 6mm depth to house the 12.7mm ball bearing as seen below.
In the next three pic it show all three machine placed on the turn table, but this is now to be reduced to two machines only As I really don't like the Dakota wet wheel, to be disposed of. the scary sharpening you see on the turn table is now longer use there and has increased in size as well.
Turn table has now been machined, and fitted along with the left and right hand bench work surface shortly after I fitted a wrought iron angle iron to the bench edges on both work surfaces. On too the left end of the left work surface a I fitted a very large metal working vice, To the rear of this vice as seen in pics this is where I will hang all my files and hacksaws etc. The right hand surface this has become my hand sharpening area as seen below.
Basically what you see here is half the metal working area , over in the left hand corner will be another cabinet for a small metal working lath to sit on and store all the necessary tooling , plus my new Axminster floor standing drill to complete the metal working area of my workshop , but that will be another thread. Martin.