After a lot of figuring I came up with a simple plan: Build a bench for less than $175.
Make your own router table for less than $50 by using these woodworking drawings and techniques. This one is easy to make and store.
Cut long lengths of lumber to rough size without four sawhorses or a helper.
With just 24 hours of working time and $180 to spend, you can build this rock-solid bench.
This clever rolling stand allows you to make dead-on crosscuts, and then it folds up when not in use. Plus, you need only two sheets of plywood to build it.
The big problem in a one-man shop is there’s only two hands and one back. And that one back gets tired after years of lugging sheets of plywood around).particleboard).
Your table saw is a router table and jointer just waiting to happen. Replace one of the saw's wings (or adapt your existing table board) to hold a router table insert, and you're in business.
Drill presses are designed mostly for metalworking. Dress yours up with this table - we give you all the project plans - and you'll find it indispensable for woodworking, too.
Plastic sawhorses are OK in a pinch. However, once you build a sawbench you will wonder how you ever worked wood without it.