Worktop Saver

Use a sacrificial worktop tacked to the top of a workbench for those nasty mechanic’s chores, metal work, grinding or carving.

The Family Handyman

Duane Johnson likes to use a sacrificial worktop tacked to the top of his workbench for those nasty mechanic’s chores, metal work, grinding or carving. Just buy a 2 x 4- ft. piece of 1/4-in. hardboard and either tack it to the top with small nails or use double-sided tape to hold it in position. When the rough-and-tumble work is done, you can lift off the temporary top and still have a clean, blemish-free workspace for fine work.

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