Introduction: Quick and Easy Workstation

Completely forgot to photo document this build, but I think it's pretty straightforward so I decided to upload it anyway!

Step 1: Material

  • Wood
  • Angle Iron
  • Dowel

Step 2: Tools

  • Hammer
  • Cordless drill
  • Dremel (or other rotary tool)
  • Metal file
  • Welder (optional)
  • Angle grinder (optional)
  • Wood glue
  • Nails 'n stuff

Step 3: Building

I designed this workstation to have an open top box to put materials in. I also wanted to be able to hang some wires/ rolls of tape/ solder on it. So I added the dowels and dowel holders.
The dowels are kept in place by a nail in each end of the dowels.

Step 4: Soldering Iron Holder.

I started with an angle iron. Cutting a 'V' shape in one of the sides allowed me to bend it 90°. I did this again so that I ended up with a 'U' shape and cut off the excess. I drilled two holes that the solder iron fit in to. I used the file, dremel and an angle grinder to smooth out the edges.

(Optional! I welded the angles together just for looks and stability, this is not necessary though)

I screwed it to the side of the work station at an angle.

Step 5: Done!

Let's build something!

Comments

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mathman47 (author)2015-05-19

I like it. Nice job. If I may, 2 improvements, 1 rather important and one oh, yeah.

First, the box would be much stronger if rather than the bottom nailed into the sides, the sides should be nailed into the bottom. The way it is, if you put enough weight in the box and lift up on the handle, the nails would pull out. Nailed the other way around, it should be much stronger. Even so, I would add metal corner braces to be on the safe side.

The second improvement is to pad the bottom of the box. This is just added protection for the tools.

I hope you don't mind the suggestions. Your original idea was simple but very useful. Thanks for writing it up.

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Mindmapper1 (author)2015-04-14

good idea so simple yet effective. thanks for sharing

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BeachsideHank (author)2015-04-13

That's a neat idea for the iron!

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