Workstands are a subject matter which has been discussed previously on this blog. One can buy them or make their own. Some of the most popular ones are made of PVC piping and fittings. Some of them are made of metal. Wood is also popular. Here is a video showing how one person made his workstand out of wood.

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Author: Steve Newbauer

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  1. Good luck Steve with your surgery.. All those I’ve spoken with about their knee/ hip surgeries is about wishing they had done it sooner… I’m sure all those who read your fabulous blogs will have you in their prayers. Take and you WILL keep tricking… Merida

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  2. Now this is a great tutorial…! It is something I had wanted to do for some time, but never got around to doing it for being unsure what medium I would use… At first thought I was going to put one together out of plumbers pipe or PVC and then by a suggestion of a friend I was thinking Angle iron, or the steel tubing used for street sign posts.. But I thought it to be much to heavy, and aluminum to expensive, so wood was my natural choice for being an all around friendly, as well as cost effective and light weight choice….! The only thing that was holding me back now was motivation as my plate on a daily basis is pretty full, but then about two or three weeks ago I developed a minor squeak in my rear right wheel and the whole thought process started all over again till I gave it a shoot of WD-40 and poof the squeak was gone….! I know no excuses for regular maintenance…! So hence we are back to where I was saying great tutorial, and I’m going to use the idea… Let you know how it works out for me, or maybe I’ll video tape my version….!
    Armadillo Zack

  3. Hi Steve, I built one of these stands in the Spring of this year & they do work well. I made a few modifications as I don’t have a 559 but the idea is essentially the same. Instead of using the webbing material I stayed with using foam pads on wooden supports but instead of cutting ‘V;s into the supports I traced around a magnifying glass to give me a circular cutout which allowed the frame to sit better on the foam in the supports.

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