Portable Benches for Servicemen
As my dad is a Vietnam vet, I’ve always had a soft spot for the men and women in the armed forces. So when I heard from several of them that they were interested in buying one of my portable workbenches, I thought I could do better than sell them something.
I enlisted the help of woodworkers Steve Schafer and Mark Hochstein, who volunteered their time and materials to build these benches for the two servicemen.
Both Steve and Mark have completed their benches and are in the process of getting them to their recipients. One of the benches Steve built is shown above. You can see Mark’s on his blog: Gunpowder Woodworks.
So thanks to Steve and Mark – you have both made it possible for someone to do woodworking in a place that is entirely unfriendly to the craft.
— Christopher Schwarz
P.S. Plans for this workbench will be in the June 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, which will be out very, very soon.