Having a good workbench is a luxury beyond hope for my shop.
It’s a 20×28 floorplan, but its full of machines and I have to garage our car every night.
What to do?
I needed something strong and stable, good and flat, but something I could get out of the way after a day’s work. It also needed to be light enough for me to handle. 50 years ago I wouldn’t have much trouble with heavy parts, but now, its definitely an issue.
After quite a lot of modeling in SketchUp, I settled for a design that uses light parts, most of which are fabricated with .5” plywood. The top is a torsion box.
Here’s a link to the video I made to show how it works.
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