I will make my version of it for carving and craft projects.
Disclaimer: These presentations are intended for entertainment and inspiration. Woodworking is dangerous. Always seek professional advice and training before using any power tools. If you have any uncertainty before performing any working STOP and learn a safer method. Do not attempt anything simply because you saw it in one of my presentations.
Summary : Be smart, use common sense, and respect power and hand tools.
Step 2: Plain Sheet of Paper.
Step 3: The Mighty Pencil.
The number one design tool ever created by man. Period.
Step 4: An Idea.
Put it down on paper -
Memory is quite forgiving !
Step 5: The Sketch
You don't need to be an artist to design. Scribble or a simple sketch will do fine.
Step 6: The Keys.
Plan and Cut Wisely.
Dimensions are not given for this instructable mainly because each workbench should be designed to the maker's height. Height is critical for each individual. I'm 6' - 2" and when I'm working on this table, I want to avoid back pains and discomfort when carving which is very time consuming or when designing a project like an instructable. Because of my height, high stool chairs are perfect. A person measuring 5' - 6" tall would have a difficult time working on anything on it.
For me this workbench measures 30 inches width, 6 feet long by 39 inches high.
It's easy to design your table to your height : stand up straight with arms relax. Your working height for your table should be where your belt line is. You can tweak here and there 'till it's perfect for you.
Step 7: Fit Like a Glove.
Step 8: I Need Lights !
Step 9: Music Anyone ?
Step 10: Imperial or Metric !
Step 11: We Are Squared !
Step 12: Screw Around.
Step 13: 3/8 "
Make sure the one you have will handle the task at hand.
Step 14: Bits and Things.
They are designed for specific jobs like : wood - metal - masonry and plastics.
Step 15: Mr. Extender Don't Pretend.
Step 16: The Big Boy.
Step 17: Rachet Rachet Rachet.
A simple rachet kit won't wrestle you more than 20 bucks or so.
Step 18: Cross Cut .
But if you choose otherwise . . .
Step 19: Power Hungry.
Make sure to be conscious of the sawdust and fine particles it will create in your environment.
Safety is always top priority in your home. Respect all power tools.
Step 20: Walk the Plank.
For this workbench I chose pine.
Beware of the ever present wood splints. They could really make your day.
Step 21: The Chassis.
Step 22: A Close Up.
Step 23: Katniss and Juno.
He's taking up my napping area.
Wait 'till Mommy finds out !
Step 24: Accessories.
* power surge outlet
* 4 feet steel ruler
* table vise grip
* hooks for Dremels, flexshafts, drills, grinder
* tape measure holder.
Step 25: Functions.
The top cover will also provide storage space for larger tools that can fit underneath the tabletop.
Bottom of pine boards will provide the footing for the floor of the above mentioned.
Step 26: Casters.
Carving chips and sawdusts are treacherous sisters in their persuasion of making you slip !
Wheel casters with lock mechanism.
Step 27: The Workbench.
Here you see the steel ruler and the electrical outlet box to hold two tape measures.
Step 28: Time to Play.
Remember: Sharing is universal.
The workbench will have multi functions like :
* Mosaic table to design large panels.
* A drafting table for large sheets of paper.
* All work and no play will make Jack a dull boy : This table can sit six people playing 3 board games .
* A buffet table for food and drinks.
Step 29: Options.
* Varnish or leave
* "As - Is "
As - Is will be my choice; for this workbench will go thru a lot of pounding and abuse with heavy mallets and chisels.
Step 30: The Clean Up.
Keep your sanity and your spouse happy. Hah !
Step 31: The Challenge.
*Note: Mother Hawk was
made on a plastic table.
What would you like to see come out of this piece of mahogany (caoba) that is 18 inches high by 30 inches long long and 9 inches in depth ?
Here are the three options :
Pick one option.
*A pod of orcas chasing sea lions.
* A peregrine falcon chasing a prey.
* Two flying dragons playing in mid air.
The picked option with the most comments below by December 31, 2015, will become the new instructable for 2016 ! Wow ! What a challenge ! I wish I could do all three !
Carving is a hobby that has provided me with endless hours of enjoyment. Creating a workbench or a table like this one for any hobby or activity I'm sure will have similar effects.
Step 32: The Summary.
1 hour at the home center and 2 hours putting it all together.
Making this project by yourself is great - - - making it with your spouse or friends is P.R.I.C.E.L.E.S.S.
Remember : Share your knowledge.
Not sharing and taking it to the grave won't do any good once you hit . . .
Look for the signs up ahead . . . Stop ! Watch out ! . . . it's . . .
The Twilight Zone.
Thank you instructable makers for your time and viewing.