(A) where are you? (Hard for people to know if you're close enough to
help, if they don't know where you are.)
(B) are you any good with carpentry type tools?
(C) how much of a rush are you in?
The reason I ask: when I was in school, my professor showed me how to
The short version of it is that you scrounge up one of those wooden
teacher's desks that used to be so common in university salvage
yards, take the top off, jack it up a few inches on 1x8's, and cut a
half-moon into the raised top. Regrettably, you have to junk the
middle drawer, and its cross strut, but that's not a big deal. I've
had one since then (15+ years) and it's still my primary bench. Rock
solid, good (deep) drawers, and lots of top space for toolboxes/
toys. Total damages (then) of about $50.
(I've used all the fancy custom jeweler's benches professionally,
but I still come home to my FrankenBench. I prefer it.)
I built one during a class I did a few years back, and took step-by-
step pictures, intending to do either a handout or web-page. Haven't
done either yet, but I could probably crank out a web-page based
instruction sheet reasonably quickly. (Sometime before this time next
week.) If you (A) are comfortable with wood tools enough to do this,
and (B) could scrounge up one of those old desks, than this may be a
way to go.
Should I get cranking on the instruction sheet? (Or can you figure it
out from the short form?)