With solid construction and two vises, there isn't a task this classic workbench can't handle.
A great workbench needs to have a couple important qualities. First, it has to be solidly built. You don’t want it sliding or moving around as you work. Second, it has to offer options for clamping a workpiece securely in place. This way, you don’t have to worry about the workpiece shifting as you rout, sand, or cut. The workbench shown above meets all these requirements — and more. It’s built with red oak and medium-density fiberboard (MDF) for strength and stability. And the knock-down hardware used to assemble the base allows you tighten it with changes in humidity (or disassemble it if you ever need to move it). But a solid bench isn’t of much use if you can’t hold a workpiece securely. So this bench incorporates a front vise and a unique twin-screw end vise. Along with the dog holes in the top, they provide an unlimited number of clamping options. This just might be the last workbench you’ll ever need.
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- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 15 pages of detailed how-to instructions ensure your success
- More than 60 full-color photos, illustration and exploded views
- Cutting diagram, materials list
- Retail sources for vises and hardware
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.