Making Particle Board Workbench Tops

This article describes how I make workbench tops using particle board.  I’ve been using this method for about 20 years with good results.  Although the next time I build a similar bench I may use a laminate counter top for two reasons, which I’ll explain later.

I don’t like benches that move, shake or vibrate. … Read the rest

I’m thinking about moving south, to the basement

My workshop is in the back of small, detached and mostly uninsulated garage.  I have an assortment of kerosene, propane and electric heaters that can make it pretty comfortable to work in it during most of the winter.  But this year it has been so consistently cold here in upstate New York that there’s been no point in even trying to warm it up, especially if I only have a couple of hours to spend in the shop. … Read the rest