I am planning on setting up a very small hand tool workshop for my father-in-law for a retirement gift. It will be in a small storage shed in his back yard. I plan to add some insulation and Sheetrock making it comfortable.
The one thing I would like to get for him is a European style bench. Please help me choose one. Any opinions are helpful.
I am looking for a simple, compact, hand tool bench. It needs to be a great value and I know it can’t be the highest quality. But I just want to get him something that he can use. He loves to tinker with hand tools and really appreciates the artform. It needs to be as small as possible for the small space (but still have all the features of the traditional bench). I know that even lighter-weight benches can have sand or cabinets added for stability.
I know there are several benches in the $400-$600 price range. I must stay in this range because the price is being split between three people and this is what we agreed on.
If you can, please post a picture with a link and a price, along with your comments/opinion. That way I can compare side by side in this thread. I will also be posting benches that I find. Let me know if you have opinions about any of the benches posted here. Thanks a lot!
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