The work that I do is uncommon, exciting and rewarding, not to mention lots of fun. Metalwork however, is not without its downsides, which include the very dirty messes created from it.
Frustrated with this, my shop mates have requested that I take the most obnoxious parts of my work outside to be done in our small courtyard.
Fair is fair, but the courtyard does not have any usable surfaces to work on. Luckily, the previous tenants had left a large rack of various materials and I was able to find enough stuff on it to scab this table together. Now I have a solid work surface, plenty of ventilation and my shop mates are happy.