|Forum topic by RussellAP||posted 04-16-2012 03:47 AM||1332 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
04-16-2012 03:47 AM
So far I’ve gotten by with a couple of good sturdy horses with a sheet of 3/4 MDF on top, but lately I’ve had to use a hand planer and find that I need a bench that will stay put when I’m pushing the plane through a rough piece of work. Seeing that I’m on a smooth concrete floor, I have wondered if I build a nice solid bench, 4×4, would I just end up with the same problem, i.e. scooting the bench across the floor. I don’t want to make the bench weigh 500 lbs but if it’s lighter than about 200 lbs, I’m afraid I’ll just waste my time.
One of the advantages to the way I do it now is that I can take that bench out by just removing the MDF and stacking the horses somewhere. If you look at my workshop you can see what I’m talking about even though the pictures don’t have the MDF in them.
Ideally I’d like to keep the set up I have but find a way to make it more stable. Do you think a piece of carpet would keep it from scooting on me?
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