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I agree but I thought it could be a short term solution until you could find what you really want.Its really crappy quality for a main bench. Would be good for my midi lathe and grinder though.
Bill, the OP, has been pretty clear that he doesn't have time to build and therefore wants/needs to buy one. So while I might take your advice (if I ever get beyond my slab on a steel table 'bench') Bill will not likely take this route.Actually I would just build what you want. ...
Which i have done. Starting this thread is part of my research. I'm not sure I understand your point in all honesty, sorry... I asked questions, stated what I needed, some offered advice I wasn't looking for that I specified a couple times. I spent a good amount of time searching various forums about buying a bench and the same thing happens on all of them. A couple posts offering advice, and then a large percentage talking about building something yourself. It's why I mentioned it up front..Oka said:
Actually I would just build what you want. You can get 2x4 or 2x 6 Beech or Maple, both are pretty cheap. Could add color with Paduk or Saplele. Both are hard and not expensive. Then, just mimic what you want. It will take a couple of weekends to build. Remember that you want the bottom section to be removable , will make it easier to move. And, make sure the legs are in plane with the table edge skirt board. Then the rest is pretty much up to you on how you want to customize.
Are you offering to build this, or are you trying to convince me to do it?
OP, lots of people have spent the time researching craigslist and other deals, as well as new benches. I think there's enough information here for you to make an informed decision. I don't think Oka is offering to build it for you however, his time is as valuable to him as yours is to you.....