Keith S. Rucker has provided full plans for a Mechanical Workbench. Electronic Enthusiasts will need such benches when they work with industrial robots or manufacturing machines.
Building a Traditional Workbench
"if you are going to use hand tools in your woodworking, perhaps the most important tool to have is not the tools themselves but a good bench to do your work on. When I first started to set up my shop, I had only been out of school for a little over a year, been married a little less than a year and had just bought a new home.
To help spell my situation out, we were poor. Even though the finances were not the best in the world, I began to accumulate a few basic tools and began making some of the much needed furniture in my new home."
By Keith S. Rucker