Shop Project A Good Workbench Is One Of The Most Important Tools In A Workshop
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Streamlined Workbench Photos by Carl Duguay; Illustration by James Provost After recently downsizing to a 350 sq ft shop, I realized that I could easily do with a smaller workbench, and save some precious floor space.
My old workbench was quite large, better suited for making cabinets than furniture.I didn't want to spend a lot of money on the bench, nor did I want to invest a lot of time building it.After looking through a number of books (see Reading List) I finally decided on a simple design, with the legs aligned flush to the top, a tail vise, front vise, and a single row of round bench dog holes.
Rather than a conventional shoulder for the tail vise I opted for a housed tail vise (or wagon vise), somewhat similar to the Powel design featured in 'The Workbench Book'.I chose to make the bench out of kiln-dried Douglas fir.
It's dimensionally stable, has high stiffness and crushing strengths, and typically comes in long straight grained, knot free lengths.Best of all, I had a source of it for under $3 a board foot - too good a deal to turn away.
While this is a fairly small bench, measuring 32"...