Sun City West, a massive active-retirement community in the Phoenix area, has a 7,000-sq-ft. community woodworking shop, with 800 members and every bit of equipment a happy woodworker could want! At 45, I've got 10 years to wait...
There are a seemingly endless array of workbenches designed for hand-tool use, but we can't find a bench designed for folks who would rather plug in a power tool than push a handplane. Help us design one.
For the past 13 winters I've frozen my fingers off trying to woodwork in my Connecticut garage shop. I worked up a sweat this summer by replacing the doors, adding a raised floor, finishing the ceiling and insulating the walls. So bring on the snow, I plan on keeping warm and toasty this year.
This innovative workbench from FWW in 2009 is worth another look. It is simply two long boxes and two sawhorses, but it can do everything the fanciest Scandinavian bench can do, plus it stacks and stores in a corner of your shop.