Friday, October 25, 2013

Workbench Top

When I moved last year Flathead Rob and I built a new workbench for my shop. The top on my last bench was particle board and soaked up everything that got spilled on it. As a result I finished the top of the new one. Unfortunately the finish I chose does not fare well when exposed to carb cleaner etc.

A machine shop I worked in for a while had table tops covered with conveyor belts and they were really handy. They were soft enough to prevent parts from getting banged around but were still ultra durable from a chemical and abrasion standpoint. I got curious if I could find something similarly durable that is not prohibitively expensive. After some research I'm looking at this as a possible solution.

1 comment:

Flathead45 said...

Having just gotten reamed on shipping for an online order, did you notice that the weight of that pad is 100 lb! I think you would need to source it locally.