Please share your experiences with work benches with me. I have one which my dad build from my bed when I was 4 and he made me a new, super cool bed. The problem is that it is not very sturdy, and I've been wanting a new one ever since I started doing woodwork. So, somewhere between working onthe other 4 projects, and keeping SWAMBO happy, I want to build myself a super cool work bench.
Requirements I have is as follows, and please feel free to comment.
1.) Space below a Work bench is wasted space if nothing is stored there - I want to build drawers for tools such as hand planes, router bits, cloth etc.
2.) I saw in older threads work benches on wheels - i am having difficulty keeping mine stable, and it is not on wheels - how do you keep it stable when planning, sanding or doing other operations if it is on wheels. Ideally I want to bolt mine to the floor.
3.)Vices, vices, vices!
4.)Dust extraction. I thought of making the center piece of the top a vacuum table, as most of my Random Orbital sanding is done on it.
5.)dust thightness - i don't want dust to get into the drawers, cabinets or what ever goes beneath it.
6.) Size - 5ft x 2ft?
7.)Construction - solid Rosewood, laminated top.
What else - what do you find handy. Please post pics of you bench.
Uys van Rooyen
Pretoria, South Africa
Uys is pronounced "Ace" - it's Dutch