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Make: The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory by Windell Oskay

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Chapter 1. General Laboratory Equipment

Science Laboratory Workbench

Purpose: This is a simple science all-purpose worktable that can be easily built in any home or schoolroom. The laboratory contains a power supply, sink, and water source.

Material: Old table (or you may build one), 1” × 12” boards for shelves, two gallon jugs or large oil cans, glass tubing, rubber tubing, a bucket, and a funnel.

What to Do: Any old table can be converted into a science workbench. Cover the table with oilcloth[2] (tack or glue down) or a piece of ⅛” masonite (cost about $5.00). Cut a hole just a little smaller than the diameter of a gallon jug in the top of the table as shown. This is for your sink. Cut the bottom 3” off the jug with your bottle cutter. Smooth ...

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