From: Ronald G. Trimmer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, July 29, 1999 1:34 AM
Subject: Good Workbench
>I made mine from 2x4s, 1/4" plywood, 2x10s for top, and some 1x pieces.
>ends have holes drilled for pegboard holders. I used cat litter boxes for
>drawers(get ones with straight edges). I have at least 16 such drawers.
>They work well and are only about 1/2 the price of any drawers I have seen.
>I have a large vice mounted at one corner of the top. I have large rubber
>lockable casters. It is strong enough to use as a scaffel. I have a V8
>transmission sitting on it now. I can roll it from the detached garage to
>the house when I need it there.
The bench with my 6" vice (this sucker is huge: I had to carry it to the
car in two trips) is bolted to the bench with three 1/2" bolts. No way
could I use it to its limits without having the bench secured to the
building. This bench is made of 2x4s and plywood and is about 3 x 7 feet.
Lag-screwed into the studs in the corner of the shop with a newel post from
a Victorian house to hold up the fourth corner.
My grandfather built a workbench about 70 years ago. Has a lot of wooden
drawers and a top made of laminated 2x4s. I put this one on wheels. Glad I
have enough room for two benches.
Phil Ethier Saint Paul Minnesota USA
Lotus Europa, VW Quantum Syncro, Chev Suburban
LOON, TCVWC, MAC