Some time ago. I built the “Not Ready for Prime Time” workbench and described its intended purposes in my projects. It looks like this. http://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictures/projects/340962-438x.jpg?1351600503
The top is actually an old lumber core door that is banded and topped with 1/4” hardboard. I am just moving into the new shop and trying to organize as I go, a daunting task indeed! I know things will evolve but I’m trying to start in a good place and then let working in the shop help with the decision-making about tool and supply storage and placement.
This particular workbench has carried tools and supplies for 7 months and now that I’m clearing the top off, the hardboard has returned to its old habit of lifting slightly up off the table. I’ve tried 2 sided tape (though in small strips) to no success and I am not really wanting to put screws into it. I’m curious to know if anyone has tried hot glue with the possibility that it might be re-heated with a hair drier or torch if the hardboard should need to be replaced??
This table is built for an outfeed from the table saw and will do double duty as an assembly surface. I may eventually be forced to screw the top down, but I’d like to try keeping the metal away from the top if at all possible.
Thanks for your experienced suggestions!
-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"