Built completely on the concrete driveway of my home. A right of passage? Go climb that mountain! I’m never too sure when it comes to talking about my work where making is replaced by teaching—every time I make I end up thinking about whether what I take for granted in my everyday work […]
Making a workbench is a perfect project for any woodworker to develop and hone their skills. It also allows you to better understand the wood and the tools woodworkers rely on day to day. I wanted the workbench … to be something that inspired everyone by its simplicity. It also possesses those qualities that a lifetime workbench should have. The whole methodology of its construction does not rely on dead-on accuracy. Anyone making a workbench should not worry so much about whether they can do it, Whether it looks like a fine furniture piece or whether anyone is judging them or their skill levels or standards of workmanship, it is simply a workbench.
“The workbench is the anchor for the work itself and the undergirding for developing each and every component in a project. It provides support for the whole project, and we usually apply finishing work here too.”
“A good working bench is simply rock solid, as immovably heavy as possible and supports a solid vise, preferably one with a quick-release mechanism for ease and speed. “
“When you are building large frame projects the whole thing will often rest on the benchtop. The gluing up stage of most projects usually takes place at the workbench too.“