|Project by wayneo||posted 10-11-2010 01:50 PM||3866 views||7 times favorited||9 comments|
I started this hobby just over a year ago in my carport using a very lightweight (and dangerous) 15 year old craftsman table saw with the original blade in it. After our recent move I actually am able to have a real shop set up in my garage. My first bench was one I bought from Harbor Freight that you can see in the background, but it was obvious I needed something more substantial. I upgraded saws substantially to a new Jet JPS-10 with a cast iron surface and I purchased some good blades. That left me little cash to buy a proper workbench and some wood to feed my hobby so I decided to build a bench. It needed to be cheap, heavy, and flat. I downloaded plans from woodsmith.com and thank you guys, because they were free. The bench is finished and I am happy with it. It is 7 feet wide, very heavy, and doesn’t wobble from bumping into it. I have not added a vise yet but that is definitely next on my ever growing wishlist.
-- Wayne , Phoenix Arizona