|Project by technicallymark||posted 04-02-2010 11:03 PM||2280 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Here is my completed version of FWW magazine’s work bench from the getting started in woodworking series. The legs and shelf were part of an old workbench I had since I was a teenager. The old bench had 1×4 pine for rails and the top was 1” particle board. The legs were 4” square posts which I cut down to allow the bench to match the height of my table saw as suggested in the article and video “Getting Started in Woodworking, Season 2”http://www.finewoodworking.com/getting-started/season-two.asp. I used Plywood instead of MDF and skirted the bench with 1×3 pine. The bench works great as an out feed table for my table saw and I plan to incorporate the bench around future mobile work bases for future tools such as a Jet jointer/planer, miter saw, drill press, and anything else I can justify. The miter saw really would have come in handy when I made the cuts for the sides of the bench. I guess that just makes more justification for the saw and rebuilding my bench at a later time! Oh, the balsa plane and wing on the table is my other hobby, building and flying radio control airplanes.
-- Love the taste of sawdust in the morning!