09/04/2015 at 22:07 •
One hole in the corner, 4.25mm from both edges, used to temp. mount the shelf and mark the locations of the other holes:
The holes are symmetrical to the bench leg, but the screw heads are too big:
some bench cleanup /re-arrangement later:
09/03/2015 at 17:44 •
The primer is dry. My lab bench legs are dark/wine red, so the shelf thingy will get red, too:
Daytime job time!:
Mounted on the 1200 x 300 x 18 mm fake wood thing:
Four 5mm screws per leg mount the shelf thing on the table (fake table top used for test):
Time for a massive stablity/strength test. Choo-choo!
In the meantime the mailman delivered a special ingedient, originating from the far east, just in time:
- clean up electronics lab bench (*sigh*...)
- mount shelf thing on electronics lab bench
- arrange electronics gadgets around
- take pretty pictures
- fix the motor control board with burn marks some insects liked to short out that waits for repair (= lab bench cleanup) for some time
I plan to put the usual test gear on the shelf. Stuff with too much/stiff wires or a digital scope (viewing angle) may still get on the bench itself. In addition, I'll add a linux driven thin client/barebone, TFT display, ... for datasheet/schematic/... lookup + music playback.
Btw. lesson learned: Don't place your trusty cordless drill battery charger that got air vent holes on the top near a source of metal chips...
Whoops -.- , warranty voided, metal chips removed, 10 cent fuse replaced, runs again.
09/02/2015 at 22:52 •
We start with:
- 2x 50cm table legs
- 2x2 18cm shelf brackets
- 1x 1200x300x18mm board
- 8x screws to mount on table
- 8x screws for board mount
~20 Eur total
The end caps of the table legs are useable for other projects - remove:
cut clamps on shelf brackets:
Mount on board for correct orientation (90 deg.):
Clean up and paint with primer: