The Essential Workbench
Workhorse bench combines the best of the old and the new
The author and Fine Woodworking editors collaborated to design an essential workbench for todays woodworker, one that is straightforward to build and is more of a workhorse than showpiece. Its also a bench that most woodworkers can build using tools found in an average small shop: tablesaw, portable planer, crosscut saw, router, drill press, and hand tools. Details such as round and square benchdogs are debated and resolved, and though this design doesn’t have a tool tray, one could easily be added.
From Fine Woodworking #167
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