The Lincoln Electric company sells a series of books titled Arc Welded Projects. These great books contain a variety of projects for the home, farm, and shop, and for the artistic welder. You get a bill of materials for each project and relatively detailed instructions.
For some reason, Lincoln Electric doesn’t offer Volume I, but you can likely find it used. In Volume II you’ll find plans for a hydraulic press, forge, welding positioner, bench vise, band saw, and other tools. They also feature some projects up on their website.