Two unexpected turns of events happened today in regards to my workbench project.
|Step 1: Get frustrated enough to question my approach and decide it's time to flip the table (bench). Step 2 is a bunch of cleaning that's not pictured.|
|Step 4: Grab the highest stretcher, gently kick the nearest ends of the sawhorses out of the way and lower the stretcher until the bench is vertical.|
|Step 5: Pick up each and and kick the sawhorse out of the way, then lower that end a few inches to the ground.|
Now, I'm not exactly coming out in favor of lifting heavy things on one's own, because that can be dangerous. However, I was able to do something I thought I couldn't do on my own just by doing one step at a time, thinking each one through carefully, and doing it in an environment free from tripping hazards, etc. So that was encouraging, and a useful reminder of what's possible.
|Step 6: Play with the vise, bask in the joy of finally having a real workbench in your space, and contemplate sweeping again.|