|Project by Mike||posted 10-06-2011 08:01 PM||2497 views||5 times favorited||20 comments|
After years of making do with various quickly-constructed workbenches and/or sawhorses I decided to take the time to build a good quality workbench. Glad I did as it makes those common woodworking tasks easier and safer.
Top is Maple with a side vise and end vise providing the needed holding power. Hold downs and bench dogs work nicely with these vises. Cabinet is Poplar.
The design follows several plans/ideas from Fine Woodworking. I wanted drawers so pulled ideas from plans that included them, but needed to keep this bench fairly small since my shop space is limited. Lots of great plans and ideas out there!