Thank you for the welcome. I (think) I have accepted you into my friends list although I am not sure how this site and all of it's functions and areas work. To clarify I have just ordered the plans (Monday) so I am still a ways off from building. Will let you know the progress when I figure all this out.
I found a local supplier for all of my aluminum needs with prices that seem competitive. Had not heard of The Yard but added their link to my favorites for consideration; looks like a great resource - thanks. I like the brake that Larry Winger built on his bench which looks similar to other designs I've seen other scratch-builders using. Have you built one yet?
Hello Richard. I just received my plans this week and am also collecting tools. Most recent acquisitions are: Drill press and sander from Craig's List and band saw at garage sale. Just purchased a Bosch combo router from Lowes. Planning to build 4x12 bench then purchase some aluminum to get started. Am excited but apprehensive all at once. It's going to be a long journey.
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