Instructables of the Day:
Use a Treadmill DC Drive Motor
I haven't read all the way through this one yet, but the essential gist is, Treadmills have awesome motors, good for lots of applications (for example a drill press with variable speed, a cnc milling machine, a table saw). Also, A/C motors are expensive. So Hack a treadmill motor instead.
Free Stealth Piano Workbench
This hack may not end up being free, but it could be a nice way to have a workbench without anyone really realizing you have a workbench.