Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Work tables

The Weather has really been nuts!
Last Saturday it was torrential rain, But a high of 74 degrees!
Then Sunday and Monday, clear skies, highs in the mid to upper 50's.Water puddles every where!
Tuesday, more rain. But it cleared off just as the sun was going down. The temps stayed in the 40's and by the time I had to go to work, The fog had rolled in.
I had my break at 0130, The fog had gotten thicker and the temps were at about 40.
I came out at the end of my shift (0700) and the temps had dropped into the low 30's and the fog was now ICE!
The Sun came out and we ended up with a high of 60!

Like I said, Water puddles every where. This is looking across the crop field next to Terri's place.
 But the real reason for this post is to show off my new work tables!
Before I went to work at the prison (June 2012), I worked for 3 years at a QVC distribution center. The drive was 160 miles round trip each day and the pay was pretty low. But there were some benefits that were pretty good!
There was a time when they decided to upgrade all the work stations in shipping and to get rid of the old  work tables. I got two of them! Gave one to Terri for a craft table and computer desk and put the other one in the shop.
A week or so ago Terri decided that her table was just to big to stay in her room any longer and asked me to take it out to the shop.

This is the table I already had out there. And yes, it's a mess. But I'm still working on trying to get the shop organized.
The new tables has a great set of caster on it and I got it out of her house and down the back stairs into the mud and water from all the rain!

I had to drag this table about 125 feet and as the picture shows, it dug into the soft ground! It weights about 150 pounds!
Both tables have a heavy metal frame!

This is the new table, I took the top off to make it a little lighter. Once in the shop, I laid the top face down on the floor and turned the frame over on to it.Lined up the holes and drove new screws.
The work surface is over 5 feet long, 4 feet wide and 3/4 inches thick. Some day I will replace the top with a custom built top, But for now this will do the job!
The best feature are the handles that allow me to raise or lower the work surface up or down, From 32 inches to 48 inches above the floor! No more sore back from bending to work on a project!

Here are the casters on the new table. The front two have brakes I can operate with the toe of my boot. This makes for a very stable work area. and I can roll it into any place in the shop. And when not in use, push it up against a wall out of the way!
Still an organized mess! But I'm working on it!
Ladies, I know that most of you will not be interested in this post, But let the guys take a look at it and I bet some of them will be drooling over my new tables! Oh and tell them that they were the right price....FREE!

1 comment:

  1. Tom,

    Free tables, now that's a great find.
    You were in the right place at the right time when your company decided
    to change furniture.
    Heavy grade tables of this nature are not cheap, and great for a work shop or garage. Enjoy!!!