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.