|Project by RockyBlue||posted 12-01-2011 04:47 AM||5581 views||3 times favorited||21 comments|
I have been needing a bigger outfeed table for my powermatic, and also needed a better workbench with a nice top. Not having the spare time to build “shop furniture”, I decided to purchase 2 Harbor freight benches and marry them. Oh it was a beautiful ceremony indeed and they make a cute couple don’t they? I had to move the front vise on one bench to the opposite end and corner. I made oak rails to mate the legs and added 6 adjustable feet to level the whole thing to my saw. I screwed the tops together also. These benches are very solid and sturdy, especially when doubled. And at $127 each , its better than being jabbed in the eye with a sharp stick. I leveled the bench to be 3/4” below the saw so I can use a 4×6 sheet of malamine as an outfeed table, or remove it to expose a nice clean work surface. It works for me and is better than the other table I built from scraps. I still need to cut the miter slots in the top sheet, and it can be clamped against the saw with the 2 face vises if it moves too much, which it hasn’t yet.
-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com