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my best work bench is made from the pin setting area of a bowling alley, (I had to level mine but that is not that hard if needed,
the lanes I think are made from hard fir lumber, the pin setting area (or mine was from maple)
yes you will hard ever find that much weight and solidness for a bench than in bowling alley section,
I banded mine with a oak edge,
to flatten screw two flat boards on the long edges, level and make sure there parallel, extend past the ends of the top, up about 1/2" above the top average,
then make a over sized router base from a piece of 3/4 ply that is twice as the top is wide, long plus about a 12" and about 8" wide, put in a flat bottom bit and find the lowest point and start to rout back and forth and sand out when done,
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was going to pick up bowling lane for workbench top, but checked craigslist this morning and ran across this add, I think this is better, no nails, maybe I can try to get it at a lower price, but the 400 maybe worth it http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/fud/2108026438.html