So, after looking around a bit i was surprised to find a work bench that solved my exact problem. The “Simple, Sturdy Workbench” from the second season of “Getting started in wood working” from finewoodworking.com was billed as a work bench you could build without owning a work bench. As far as I’m concerned this is a fantastic idea. I’ve seen all these projects and beautiful workbenches the pro’s use in all the pod casts i even found some tutorials on how to build them but was left scratching my head wondering how to plane up some beautiful mahogany when the wood won’t hold still :) the project calls for the top to be made from 2 sheets of laminated 3/4” mdf and the legs to be made from 4×4 and 2×4 from a home center
-- "Think harder, Homer."