|This page was scanned from the 1954 edition of "Science for Here and Now". The student information inside indicates it was a second grade textbook in the Kansas City, Kansas schools. It is a Good JuJu find from a couple of months ago.|
Behold our new slate top work bench! It should be impervious to solder, fire, many fine chemicals and Lego NXT pieces. Metal bits can scratch slate, so we'll be careful with typewriter repairs and robot builds.
The real challenge is keeping a house full of book, crossword, pen, typewriter and electronics loving nerds from filling up this luscious horizontal space. We will do our best and try to keep the major builds out by the drill press on the junk art bench.
|Here is the new multipurpose maker space. This was before addition of 200 watts of halogen lighting above. This beast is all oak and the slate is 1 1/4" thick. Yes, it as heavy as it looks.|
|This is somewhat benign teen spirit spoor. Shelf liner covers up the worst of it. Not that we or our middle schoolers have never seen four letter words. Mild refinishing will have to wait for spring.|
|Well, my boring gray Royal Futura 800 looks like it grew out of the slate. If I'm not careful, the color scheme may actually grow on me.|