Writer and woodworker, Tim Celeski remembers the impetus for creating his first workbench fondly. It was born from reading an article in the now defunct “Woodwork” magazine. Tom Casper wrote the article, entitled “Workbench in a Weekend.” Casper later went on to reedit his original design. The second iteration of Casper’s bench appeared in American Woodworker, a periodical of which Casper became editor. Not many years after the second iteration of Casper’s workbench design, Casper and Celeski met over beers. Inside this informal ambiance, Casper suggested to Celeski that it was time for him to create his own workbench design. Celeski agreed to the challenge. Thus was the Maker Workstation born. The modern design of the Maker Workstation is devised of plywood and is customizable. The unit’s level, flat MDF top is less lightweight than a torsion box, but performs in a similar manner. The station is eminently suitable for traditional woodworking tasks, while being modern enough to be a totally functional choice for power-tool woodworkers.
- One blogger cites Tom Caspar’s “Workbench in a Weekend”, as the impetus for his very first workbench.
- The design first appeared in the now defunct Woodwork Magazine. Then Caspar updated it when he became the editor of American Woodworker.
- Writer and woodworker, Tim Celeski, accepted a challenge by Tom Caspar to create his own bench, which resulted in the Maker Workstation, which is plywood-made and customizable.
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