I’m about to place my order for a Woodworker and my thoughts have turned to building a stand. I have reviewed some of the posts on this forum but I’m still unclear on what I should build. I thought I would turn to the collective mind to give me some guidance. With that said I recognize that there is no right answer and solutions are situational. I have placed some bullet points below that relate to possible features or options that one might see in a stand and would appreciate any comments you have on some or all of the points. If you were to build a stand what features would you include? I hope to learn from the group and create a thread that will be useful for others.
- Steel vs wood?
- Best size, LWH?
- Style, size, and weight bearing capacity of casters or levellers?
- torsion box or simple wood surface (MDF/plywood).
- Accommodation for making dovetails or finger joints. Clamping options for vertically mounted material (vice).
- Material hold hold down mechanism. T tracks vs aluminum plate extrusions. Extrusions could serve as the top.
- sound proofing material
- dust collection
- cable routing
- static control
- power supply/plugins