The ultimate workbench is most likely the one you first make for yourself.

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  1. Frank on 1 December 2017 at 4:25 pm

    I’ve recently finished my bench, it’s a similar one as this one, but a bit wider and longer. It’s absolutely fantastic and a joy to work on ( or to just sip from my coffee and look at it 🙂 ). I was going to go the ‘machine’ way for my woodworking, but thank heavens for youtube where I found Paul Sellers ways of working… A long way to go, but it’s a road I very much enjoy… Thank you Paul!
    On my bench I did install a veritas inset vise, and I am happy I did, I seem to use it as much so far as my normal vise, in particular as I play around with some thin stock a lot now that seems to get ‘bowed’ when clamping in my record vise.

  2. Pheroz Tengra on 8 December 2017 at 3:52 pm

    It was a sheer joy to read your article. You are indeed a Shakespeare among wood workers. In Pakistan where I was raised, I always envied the carpenters with their tool in a gunny sack, and produce door / windows with beautiful carving .

    It was a very interesting read regarding the Indian arrow head, and leave it where it may — simply beautiful.

  3. Tod Jervey on 8 December 2017 at 10:00 pm

    I guess my American upbringing is showing, but I thought bigger better. I notice you specified the medium sized vise not the 11 inch one. Any reason? Also, I wonder about the very tall aprons. Maybe you could have a short video addressing how you dimension your table.

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