HI, I am new to this group and wanted to introduce myself. My name is
Charlie and I live in Minnesota. A few years ago I got a backache
because my workbench was too low for the work I was doing. If I
raised it up any higher it would be too high for other things and it
would interfere with passing wood across my table saw. I decided I
wanted an adjustable height workbench.
I was not able to find anything that met my criteria, so I designed my
own adjustable height workbench. I also incorporated a mobile base
into the design.
I built it thinking that I was building my "dream bench", and I was!
After the designing and building process I wanted to show it off, so I
entered it in a local woodworking exhibition. People liked it so much
that I decided to offer plans for it on line. Those plans are now
available. You can learn more about my adjusable height workbench
design at my website: www.jack-bench.com
Please take a look at it and let me know what you think.
I took a look and I'll tell you what I think. I think you came here to make
money off of us. Your story may be true about the low bench, but your
reason for being here is not to help us but to help yourself. This is a
non-commercial newsgroup and advertising is not permitted. Sorry, but your
story is advertising no matter how much you try to disguise it.
Before you call me an a--hole, you won't be the first today and I'm one of
the easy going guys here so get ready for more.
If we don't stop the advertising it won't be long before the weekly specials
at K-Mart and the latest weight loss system are posted on a regular basis.
USENET was founded on the idea of non-commercial sharing of information.
My great-gandmother reputedly said, "Steal with your eyes, not with
your hands." Rather than going nuclear on this guy (and his so-so
story), wouldn't it better better revenge to "adapt" his ideas? Better
yet, improve his bench... who knows? maybe YOU can sell plans!
It's an interesting bench - and the US$29.95 plan price seems within
reason, but I wasn't able to find the price of the manufactured bench on
your web site and found that off-putting.
It's the convention here to add the FS tag to the subject when you're
posting something for sale.
Otherwise, it's generally acceptable to include a reference to a product
web page (which needn't necessarily be woodworking related) in your sig
(see below) for regular woodworking posts.
It looks decent and might be especially useful for handicapped
That may be a market worth pursueing. Why don't you make a couple benches
and put them out there in places where they would be really used and
appreciated? A little hands on experience by a target audience would be very
good in terms of getting the word out there.
On Sun, 28 Mar 2010 16:03:17 -0400, "Lee Michaels"
I immediately considered that, but it would need some modification in
my opinion. Someone sitting down or wheelchair bound needs knee space
to go under the bench so they can get close as they can to their work.
Possibly this bench could be modified for that purpose, but wouldn't
likely be suitable as is.
The bench looks very interesting, but you're coming into the group in
the wrong way... Your first post really shouldn't be a sales pitch.
I hope you stick around and become part of the community we have here.
Charlie, spare me the crap.
A hustle is a hustle.
I have no problem with a straight up sales pitch if you identify it as
such going in, but save me from the nonsense of trying to come in thru
the back door.
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