My name is Mike and I have a knack for making things work. I can fix most anything mechanical. I also like to build things so hence this blog. Over the years I have dabbled in Chocolate, Sugar Sculpture, Jeeping, Sea Kayaking, Wood working, car repair (Honda Civic, Jeep Wranglers), Pilates, and even building Pilates equipment. I have been a house sitter for sometime in Boulder, CO in a historic house and that involves maintaining and being creative for space usage (shoe cabinets for example).
During the day I do contract work for data center networking and occasional Pilates repair or installation.
Any questions, I can be reached at forbeskm at gmail dot com
How is the workbench working for you? I am getting ready to start on a build myself.
Do you still like the height? I am 6’1″ so I am taking Paul’s suggestion starting with 38″ High.
I like the “short bench on the back of the tool well” Is that working for you? Do you find it useful? Would you do it again?
I am looking at 12″ top 10″ Well and back apron. so 24″ total but i may add a 2X4 or two for a “short bench on the back of the tool well”.
Any other item I should Think about.
Love the workbench, I do still like the height. I figure as I use it more I can always remove easier than I can add so error on the side of higher I say.
I like the well, it keeps my tools from sliding off the bench, I am clumsy like that and have killed a plane before the bench.
I find the back side a bit shorter than I’d like, if I did it over I think I would have made it one 2x wider. It is handy still the way it is for when you put a large carcass across. Good luck, any other questions come up feel free to give a shout.
Thanks mike for the trick with the oil filter wrench!
Was almost ready to build a custom tool but the filter wrench opened the boiler in a sec without too many uncontrolled force 🙂
Glad it worked, sometimes if the boiler ring has corroded the elements can be very hard to remove.