- base for bench vise (to be added later)
- recessed pockets for temporary storage of little bits and bobs from any project that may be happening (there will be a secure-able removable cover that will fit over these pockets)
- a "fiddle grove" along the outer edge to help catch things from "rolling away" off the edge of the table.
- the surface thru-bolted to the bulkhead using 3/8 inch bolts and tee-nuts (removable by one-person-one-tool!)
It was cut from a pre-made laminated maple workbench surface, 1 3/4" thick, that you can get from places like Grizzly.
It still needs some "hand finishing and repair" with a router, chisel and sander before the final varnish is applied. That will come some time later when the engine room nears completion.
Thanks to Bruce on W42 Aku Aku for this idea!