trailer was quickly hired, both benches were loaded and now one
of them lives in Hardy's workshop and the other in my garage.
As you can see, the bench overhung the front and back of the
trailer by 3 feet.
Once backed into the garage, I had to use the winch on the front of the
trailer to slide the bench off the back by passing the wire underneath
and hooking it onto a timber cross member half way down the bench.
All that was left to do was crank like mad and off it slid
after driving the car forward.
workbench need to be "worked" a little before it would be ready to
build my KR2S on. The guys at the timber yard had pumped the
odd nail or two into the chipboard top with their nail guns and thus
the underside looked like a Yogi's nail bed.
eventually belted and pulled out over 300 3" & 4" nails.
||At 18 feet
in length, the workbench was too long for what I needed and for my
single car garage so I cut 3 feet off the end and turned the offcuts
into another 3' x 3' bench.
boxed out the ends and screwed down a new top of 22mm red
tongue chipboard flooring.
There you have it. Two benches for less than $150.
I had to economize with space in a single car garage, I chose to build
the workbench the width of the chipboard. Come time to lay
the second side of the fuselage, I added a "wing" which will be removed
later on. All I did was secure framing pine to the edge of
workbench as well as steel shelving brackets then add a 10" wide piece
of chipboard. It's as solid as a rock.
fuselage is almost finished and I need to get it out of the way so I
room to build spars and the like. There was no room at the
front, back or side of the
garage but I figured there was room above. So I built what I
has been constructed out of scrap hardwood from my parent's house.
The uprights are screwed into the side of the bench and the
is held together with nuts, bolts and washers.
slide out of the diagonals and allow the loft to lower into a position.
This makes it a piece of cake to put the fuselage on.
edge blocks stop the fuselage from sliding off as I raise the loft into
final position. The uprights have 4 holes drilled in each at
equal distances. This lets me move one end up a little, slide
bolt in and then move the other end up. In less than two
the fuselage has inched its way to the top and I now have all this room
on my work bench and plenty of head room.
has come to fix the center spars and horizontal stabilizer into
position, however the "loft" arrangement wasn't going to lend itself to
centering the bench in the garage and getting the KR down. I
made some really straight forward "stilts" so now the KR sits high
enough off the bench so I can build wings underneath. The KR
naturally sits lower so the tail doesn't touch the roof.
"stilts" rotate down, bringing the KR to bench level.
was bright and sunny and I wanted to work outside. So I strapped a golf
buggy under the KR and used some pine as ramps. It's pretty
to roll on and off the bench but then there is no engine
off the front just yet.