The final stage of the bench make is to install the helping hands that grip the work of a lifetime. It’s so good to get to this stage and though I do not need any more benches (wherever I am I have a dozen or more to choose from), I want to know that you and hundreds if not thousands of others will own a fine workbench.
The vise is best fitted with an auger bit and brace (the first cordless drill) or of course you could use a drill-driver and paddle bit too. I begin by measuring the width of
I realise that these posts are long, but we are invading the worlds of make believe benches, stepping off of the conveyor belt to fantasyland and getting into real woodworking again. To do that we have to have a real working bench that no one can really criticise as being useless, amateurish, fanciful, indulgent or stupid. Time was when a workbench was something you worked on; you cut with a saw on it, chopped on it, chiselled into it even. Sometimes you miscut and gouged it, maybe even once or twice
More myth and mystery busting.
This question has come up because of the design of the bench. Please remember that this bench is indeed and practical terms equal in fame to or even more recognised than any other European Workbench and was made in greater quantities than any other. It is when all is said and done The Joiner’s Workbench, the one I and hundreds of thousands of other apprentices trained at and then followed through with the preservation of when they built their own workbench as master
Look at these messages I receive. This is the whole reason I do what I do. If you think I am an inspiration, think again. You are my inspiration!
You are helping me very much, You inspire me with your passion to working wood by hand.
After putting the kids to sleep I get down to the basement and start working, conquering my fear of bad result and repeating the words next time will be better.
Thanks you for sharing your huge knowledge and doing it with a smile
My Creative Workspace Chests
I finally finished off the lower toolbox to my creative workspace, which concludes my settling in to my workshop after about 18 months. It is resting now. A place for everything and everything in its place is a maxim I have learned the value of. I want to encourage any young woodworkers to focus as much on fashioning the creative workspace as they do on projects. It’s an ideal that grows with you and evolves according to your work. Customising need not