I made a little wooden dinosaur on my band saw. I googled for a stegosaurus outline, and printed out one of the first results, then glued that to a board to use for my cutting line. I sanded it some, softened the edges with a dremel and finished with mineral oil.
I made a wooden spatula today with purpleheart and maple wood. I cut out some smaller blocks of similar thickness and glued them together. Afterwards, I resawed it on the bandsaw to make it a little thinner. I used the spatula Amanda liked as a template and traced it on to paper which I glued to the wooden blocks.
Next I cut out the shape on the bandsaw and sanded for awhile. I finished the spatula with mineral oil.
Amanda gave me a band saw for my birthday, so for practice I drew and cut out letters to make a sign.
I spray painted the letters and finished the back with tung oil. The letters are attached with brad nails from the back.
I realized there were no pictures of my old bigger workbench. This one is 8ft long by 2ft deep and about 3 1/2ft tall. It’s definitely on the tall side, but it works for me.
I added some hooks to hang my frequently used power tools and ear protection from. On the left is a magnet strip which is rarely used.
I started with a basic mock up on some graph paper but cut to fit as I went. The design was meant to be similar to the one we used at 10bitworks Makerspace in San Antonio except I allowed for the top piece of plywood to overhang on the sides in order to make clamping a little easier with small clamps.
I built another small workbench for the garage. This one holds my band saw, belt sander, and drill press. I used a similar design to my big one, but this one is lower and only 4ft wide. I also made the supports for the top surround all the edges instead of going with an overhang.
Wood is also much pricier now than when I built the previous bench, so it probably cost more for half the bench.