Workbenches

  This is the final part of the Joinery Bench project. This time I add some nice accessories that make working at the bench a lot easier. I thought a lot about these as I…

  This time I finish up the Joinery Bench construction by making the legs and stretchers.  This is pure mortise and tenon review...on steroids.  For the most part all our mortises are 1 1/2" wide,…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/nt34gpmnjj?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Back to the Joinery Bench and this time I install the Benchcrafted Moxon Vise. There are other options that will work for this bench, but I believe this particular vise really completes the design.…

  Building the Joinery Bench Top If you were only building a bench on bench design, then you could complete this step and be done with the build other than the vise installation. The top…

In this first part of the Joinery Bench I explain how the design goes together and what functions this bench is meant to serve. Essentially I work through the workbench design exercise from a few…

There is a lot of talk these days about building workbenches and many are deep in thought about what elements to include with their bench design.  This lesson covers an exercise that I used when…

I have said a few times that putting off the building of a bench until you figure out what work you will do is a smart idea.  However, hand tool woodworking requires some work holding…

We had a good time last night talking about benches.  A lot of questions came in and I hope I was able to cover them all.  The workbench is the most valuable tool in the…