The Workbench is the Heart of any Shop
A solidly built flat-topped bench, that's capable of firmly holding work in a variety of ways, is perhaps the single-most important woodworking tool in any shop. This joiner's bench weighs in at more than 300 pounds so it's sturdy enough for handtool work. But it also knocks down to become reasonably portable. And the face and tail vises - as well as plenty of bench-dog holes - offer lots of solid options for workholding. The finished workbench is 7' long x 28" wide, and the height can be customized to fit your needs.
- Made from solid hard maple
- Two sliding, quick-release vises
- 3"-thick quartersawn butcher block makes for a flat and stable top
- Includes a PDF with cutting list, illustrations and sources for all hardware If you're ready to build a versatile, sturdy workbench that will last a lifetime, look no further!
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About the Host
Alan Turner is the founder of Philadelphia Furniture Workshop and has been working wood for about 50 years. Over the years, Turner honed his skills as an amateur and when his family's homes were fi lled with his work, he hung out a shingle as a studio furniture maker. This is his second video with Popular Woodworking (the first is "Building a Classic Drawer"), and a third is in the works.