Hobby Desk

Introduction: Hobby Desk

Just got hold of a Rotary Multi Tool, so I decided to make a work desk.
I will add various elements as it develops.
It needs a small vice, a solder iron stand, a tool holder and a small usb powered vacuum cleaner.
The tool created lots of dust.
But Hey I've got the tool to make some of them.....

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Step 1: The Bits

I cutout the worktop and attached it to an old wooden drawer.
The top overhangs about 1/2 inch all round.
The hinges are screwed to a baton thats 2" x 3/4"
I found 4 x plastic feet that I attached to the base.
I added rubber slip proof pads to them.

Step 2: Wood Effect

I gave the unit a coat of sand coloured satin gloss paint, then when dry I brushed over some wood stain.
This was to give it a ind of wood effect.
I have attached a 4 socket power bar to the back of the unit, it will also be used as a charging station for various devices.

Step 3: Drill Stand

I added a drill stand and made a hanging hook for the drill with a piece of metal carpet track.
The light was from an earlier instructable.
Thought it would be handy to light up detailed projects.
Can't wait to get started......

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    I have never commented on an instructable before, but felt this one needed one :)

    I really like the idea of using an old drawer as a base for this project. A natural progression of this idea would be to re-purpose an entire chest of drawers with each drawer dedicated to a different thing. I dabble in model building, paper-craft, knot and rope work, leathercraft, electronics, etc. and could fill up a dresser with these things. Kind of like a tool box and workspace all in one. A dresser filled with all the same drawer would be better, as you could keep the ones you are currently "into" at the top, move them down as interest wanes or projects end.