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UPDATE: Fine Woodworking Best Workbenches from the editors of Fine Woodworking and a special magazine issue, Workbenches.

comments (189) March 27th, 2012 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Fine Woodworking Best Workbenches
The Taunton Press, 2012.
$21.95; 176 pp.

Workbenches (the best of Fine Woodworking) $9.99

Do you need a workbench? Or do you need to improve the one you’ve got? Fine Woodworking Best Workbenches and Workbenches are collections of articles from the magazine and provide all sorts of great info to get you working on that workbench. You can build your own - there are at least eight project articles for different workbench styles in the book and a few more in the magazine– or you can tweak the bench you already have. Both the book and the magazine cover holding workpieces and other bench accessories, improving workbenches, and specialized workbenches. With these two publications you’ll have no excuse not to have the workbench of your dreams.

Lucky surubet is the winner. His comment was chosen at random.

Check back often for more giveaways.



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Comments (189)

samaples1 samaples1 writes: Would love to have and use the book/magazine as I am currently struggling to design a new work bench. After over 20 years of moving around the world, and trying to raise 5 kids, I finally have the chance to upgrade my "workshop", which is really a small 2 car garage, with updated tools and a new work bench. Due to the size limitations which will certainly impact my work bench options, as well as my desire to take my very rusty woodworking skills to a new level of performance, the ideas and information available in the book and magazine would be invaluable.

Thank you for sponsoring the giveaway!
Posted: 9:58 pm on March 26th

jSwann jSwann writes: Great project opportunities for myself and my children!
Posted: 8:06 pm on March 26th

carpenter393 carpenter393 writes: Forty plus years in the business, retired; now working on third shop set up. It is about time I built a proper bench for ME! And I could always use the input from an excellent book. Thanks.
Posted: 7:37 pm on March 26th

stoiaj stoiaj writes: This was going to be my next major project - would sure come in handy !!!
Posted: 11:40 am on March 26th

Buckwheatpw Buckwheatpw writes: I could sure use these!
Posted: 9:44 am on March 26th

BUILDERS695 BUILDERS695 writes: Count me in as well
Posted: 8:12 am on March 26th

brrbtr brrbtr writes: Man, could I use these. Pick me!!! Pick ME!!!
Posted: 5:59 am on March 26th

Jknot Jknot writes: Would love to add a woodworking bench to my shop. Both the book and mag could help in making a good choice on what type to build.
Posted: 10:53 pm on March 25th

rondeal rondeal writes: Looks like a group of "Fine" reading material! Please enter me in the contest!
Posted: 10:53 am on March 25th

ToolMeister ToolMeister writes: I have had a number of wall benches, & Mobile work benches over the years. I am now using an old desk, & it's Melamine!
NUF SAID! I spilled something on the surface, & it boiled up! ?????? So I need something more solid with vises! to be able to do better quality work on a cleaner, sturdier bench~
Posted: 4:24 am on March 25th

Shaftdrive Shaftdrive writes: Count me in, I have two work benches and each has a use, I would very much like one that does everything.
I am also in need of some night time reading.
Posted: 2:24 am on March 25th

Pohnpei Pohnpei writes: My brother is always asking for plans/ideas for a workbench-this sounds great!
Posted: 10:47 pm on March 24th

snburton72 snburton72 writes: I've been looking into building a bench this would be a great help.
Posted: 10:09 pm on March 24th

gagarza gagarza writes: Looks like a great package. Sign me up!
Posted: 9:34 pm on March 24th

Bradleyman Bradleyman writes: What a good prize! I would love to use this to build a heritage work bench! =0)
Posted: 9:16 pm on March 24th

Lesadams Lesadams writes: I'm a little shocked at how many readers want better vices, when all I want is a good vise. I'm pretty satisfied with my vices.
Posted: 8:55 pm on March 24th

FRandallCat FRandallCat writes: I cheated when I first started woodworking and bought a bench, missing that 'initiation'. It's about time to fix that error using these resources.
Posted: 7:52 pm on March 24th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: Count me in a great prize I would welcome in my shop.
Posted: 6:57 pm on March 24th

ntx_man ntx_man writes: Count me in too!
Posted: 5:58 pm on March 24th

user-833722 user-833722 writes: Off the shelf workbenches are most often designed for men, but for women with sawdust in their veins, the only option is to build your own. A little design help along the way, would be a bonus. Move over all you men out there - this one's mine! ;-)
Posted: 5:42 pm on March 24th

ToddFolmer ToddFolmer writes: Count me in. My current bench is an old door!
Posted: 5:32 pm on March 24th

Palotito Palotito writes: Of course I am in! Is still a pending issue to build a really good workbench which fits my needs. An always exciting project, so I hope to be lucky enough to count on this set. Thanks to FWW.
Posted: 5:20 pm on March 24th

Woodhorder Woodhorder writes: I'm ready for a new bench! Please enter me in the draw for the books, they would be 'muchly' appreciated. :)
Posted: 1:47 pm on March 24th

roydh roydh writes: This sounds like a real good deal. I am using a pieced together workbench (basic style) until I can get all the supplies to build one, which will include a face and tail vices and bench dogs. Love both the online and the magazine
Thank you,
Roy
Posted: 1:18 pm on March 24th

opie123 opie123 writes: I'm ready to start a new bench.

Posted: 1:01 pm on March 24th

JimboRat JimboRat writes: This reminds me of the box of ancient WorkBench magazines I got from my grandfather. I haven't seen that magazine in years. Enjoying this one though.
Posted: 12:30 pm on March 24th

opamonster opamonster writes: My current bench is a composite of four different features combined into one reality. Most of my work is a combination of ideas that result in something new. Another bench could be very stimulating to create. Looking forward to hearing from you on Tuesday!!!
Posted: 11:18 am on March 24th

doug58 doug58 writes: Enter me. Am in the process of remodeling my workshop and can always use new ideas for benches.
Posted: 10:56 am on March 24th

GerryP GerryP writes: I built at least a 100 work benches over the last 35 years. Each fullfilled a different purpose, sized to fit the available space, and hundreds of different matierals, vises, and support structures. I am always looking for new, improved ideas for the next work bench, or rework an existing one. Still looking for that "perfect" bench.
Posted: 10:34 am on March 24th

GerryP GerryP writes:
Posted: 10:25 am on March 24th

Jonahhole Jonahhole writes: A while back I had a fire in my shop caused by a woods fire. My work bench was somewhat damaged. I was able to repair it but it now has some limitations. I would like to build another and incorporated in it all the ideas I have seen over the years of which many I can no longer remember. I hope to have a new bench that fits my needs for years to come.
Posted: 10:13 am on March 24th

aedom1 aedom1 writes: My bench sucks.
Posted: 10:09 am on March 24th

Hawk_1 Hawk_1 writes: It has taken 15 years to finally get the workshop I wanted, no more begging for time in my father's shop anymore.

I have just purchased a SawStop Professional Cabinet table saw, my dust collection system is on order and I am just about to start making my shop. This book is timely as one of the first projects is to build a quality workbench.

Count me in.
Posted: 9:58 am on March 24th

hopalong3r hopalong3r writes: I've been promising myself a good "forever" workbench for over thirty years. Having a good plan might prod me into building one now.
Posted: 9:36 am on March 24th

Loxmyth Loxmyth writes: Interested. I'm still in the process of setting up a functional workshop. The house came with a basic bench (no vise at all, alas) and a kitchen counter which had been moved down to the basement as starting surfaces, I rescued a rugged old dresser as tool storage, and I'm still trying to find an arrangement of these and the larger tools which makes everything work fairly smoothly.
Posted: 9:31 am on March 24th

kvcummins kvcummins writes: I would love to build my own workbench, and these books just might be the push I need to get started!
Posted: 9:27 am on March 24th

pauldonis pauldonis writes: This would be great inspiration to finally getting around to building a proper bench!
Posted: 9:19 am on March 24th

drllucas drllucas writes: I have always admired the kinds of benches portrayed in the volumes -- and have wanted to build one. My utilitarian table/benches are functional, but lack the features of a traditional work bench.
Posted: 9:16 am on March 24th

Woodchuckles Woodchuckles writes: You know what they say three's a charm and a magical number. Besides I'm setting up a shop and don't have a bench.
Posted: 9:12 am on March 24th

madsenl madsenl writes: Sounds like a great resource. Count me in!
Posted: 8:41 am on March 24th

Chuck06 Chuck06 writes: Count me in.
Posted: 8:28 am on March 24th

golfgloeckner golfgloeckner writes: Sounds like a great plan!
Posted: 7:59 am on March 24th

Pfhanny Pfhanny writes: Roubo FTW!
Posted: 7:51 am on March 24th

Pfhanny Pfhanny writes: Roubo FTW!
Posted: 7:49 am on March 24th

rk10007 rk10007 writes: Never ceases to amaze me how cheap woodworkers can be. You dream of a workbench for 25 years? For less than a dollar a year, you could actually own this book and stop dreaming. For those of you still really not sure of what kind of bench to build, may I suggest a sewing bench, because a real woodworker would know they want a Roubo bench with double chain drive to prevent racking, a pattern maker's vice, handmade bench dogs, three phase electric, hand forged hold-downs, MDF protected surfaces, tool tray and hot and cold running coffee. Now, you all go and buy this here book. I will let you know how invaluable a resource it is as soon as Taunton sends it to me. Thanks.
Posted: 7:41 am on March 24th

Bstan28 Bstan28 writes: looks like a great book.
Posted: 7:10 am on March 24th

sphinx242 sphinx242 writes: Every woodworker needs a good workbench and every good workbench needs a good design. Count me in for a great addition to my woodworking library.
Posted: 7:03 am on March 24th

GlennD62 GlennD62 writes: I have been planning/dreaming of my ultimate workbench for 25+ years, waiting until I have a shop that is worthy of such a bench. I am just finishing setting up my new workshop, it is 2,000 sq. ft. on the first floor and this bench would look great center stage. I am looking for a book that will allow me to combine features from multiple workbench designs to make a workbench that will fit all of my needs and be deserving of my new shop. I think that these books are it.
Thank you for all of the wonderful materials over the decades.
Glenn
Posted: 6:50 am on March 24th

reburens reburens writes: !!
Posted: 6:40 am on March 24th

DennisCAJr DennisCAJr writes: my first work table it just completely wobbly. While I could fix it I would love to get all the tricks and features that exist in the worktables i see online.
Posted: 5:24 am on March 24th

SeanHochdorf SeanHochdorf writes: Perhaps this book will discuss material selection for workbenches. I look forward to checking it out.
Posted: 5:12 am on March 24th

Leszi Leszi writes: I am pondering which type of workbench will suit my needs. There are so many variations to choose from.
Posted: 5:11 am on March 24th

B1111 B1111 writes: Just got my first shop and need a perfect workbench.
Posted: 3:59 am on March 24th

surubet surubet writes: Hope one of the benches has a spot to store books and plans ...

Posted: 3:41 am on March 24th

gaftech gaftech writes: These would be a nice addition to the woodworking library I'm assembling.
Posted: 1:12 am on March 24th

Zero_9 Zero_9 writes: I've built mostly with power tools all my life. A real workbench would encourage use of hand tools and be an asset for some tasks related to power tool projects.
Posted: 5:12 pm on March 23rd

walterg walterg writes: I am setting up a new work space and my top priority is a new workbench. This will be the first one I will build myself.
Posted: 3:53 pm on March 23rd

Wixom Wixom writes: After reading the first comment, and for being the last commenter (I don't think so), that means I want it the most. Sign me up, please.
Posted: 3:10 pm on March 23rd

vocdirector vocdirector writes: I would really love to win this package as well. I am reading about the old benches from all over the world right now and really trying to put some solid research into the bench before I build it. I want it to be the only one I ever have to build and know that I got it right the first time.
Posted: 12:13 pm on March 22nd

andybarss andybarss writes: I have been planning to build a really solid bench with an adjustable height feature, and could really benefit from the material in your book.
Posted: 10:31 am on March 22nd

andybarss andybarss writes: I have been planning to build a really solid bench with an adjustable height feature, and could really benefit from the material in your book.
Posted: 10:31 am on March 22nd

NickW42 NickW42 writes: Great idea for a give away! I've been looking to build a bench for a while now.
Posted: 8:34 am on March 22nd

WoodCrafter WoodCrafter writes: This could prove to be the best library addition in awhile.
Plus my 3rd or 4th make-shift bench is wore out and on the brink of collapse.
Got my fngers crossed.
Posted: 6:17 am on March 22nd

jensenkw jensenkw writes: Im in. my current workbench is an MDF top with a 2x4 frame.
Posted: 5:32 am on March 22nd

james3one james3one writes: Looking to build two workbenches, add me to the list
Posted: 5:20 am on March 22nd

rodk1 rodk1 writes: Count me in , Looks like a great book. Thank You
Posted: 2:57 am on March 22nd

thewdd thewdd writes: great...I'm in too.
Posted: 12:42 am on March 22nd

toobguy toobguy writes: Well, I'll try again...... one of these days...... even a blind hog will find an ear of corn once in a while...... :/
Posted: 12:28 am on March 22nd

mparks mparks writes: Looking forward to this, even if I don't win it!
Posted: 12:28 am on March 22nd

Eris Eris writes: I really need a new work bench; this could be just the inspiration!
Posted: 12:12 am on March 22nd

Sharpwoodpecker Sharpwoodpecker writes:
Posted: 11:45 pm on March 21st

Sharpwoodpecker Sharpwoodpecker writes: You have some Great idea's for workbenches for a Sharpening Shop
Posted: 11:43 pm on March 21st

dlmckirdy dlmckirdy writes: My workbenches are made for automotive/metal work. They are too tall and not heavy enough for hand tools.

I will be reworking my shop into a woodworking shop in the very near future, and could use the information these books have to offer.

Thanks,

Doug, Bakersfield, CA
Posted: 10:01 pm on March 21st

theframer theframer writes: still looking for workbench ideas
Posted: 9:17 pm on March 21st

snowater snowater writes: Love to win a good book !
Posted: 7:41 pm on March 21st

awsisme awsisme writes: It would be nice to win something! Looking forward to seeing you guys at FWW Live!
Posted: 7:25 pm on March 21st

MCano MCano writes: Im an aspiring woodworker and chose a workbench as my first project. Pretty ambitious, I know, we'll see how it goes, im pretty nervous.

Anyways, I need all the help I can get
Posted: 5:33 pm on March 21st

GregWorks GregWorks writes: I'm working on a new workbench now. Could use additional ideas.
Posted: 4:14 pm on March 21st

clevrtrousers clevrtrousers writes: I need to build a bench. Just finish the remod and I'll have time!
Posted: 3:52 pm on March 21st

Dank24 Dank24 writes: The only thing better than building funiture is making tools to build furniture. A workbench is part of my future plans. I love your magazine, keep up the good work.

Cheers
Posted: 3:48 pm on March 21st

Dank24 Dank24 writes: The only thing better than building funiture is making tools to build furniture. A workbench is part of my future plans. I love your magazine, keep up the good work.

Cheers
Posted: 3:45 pm on March 21st

nznix nznix writes: yes please - count me in
Posted: 3:12 pm on March 21st

kevmc_Sammamish kevmc_Sammamish writes: This would be perfect for me. I need a descent bench!
Posted: 2:54 pm on March 21st

gjensen62 gjensen62 writes: It would be great to win for eny one. Good luck to all but I want it for myself. Thanks for the chance.
Posted: 1:27 pm on March 21st

kd studios kd studios writes: Looks like a great book!
Posted: 1:07 pm on March 21st

feds27 feds27 writes: I think I've outgrown the 1x2 workbench my dad built for me when I was 5. =D
Posted: 12:58 pm on March 21st

AmyInVT AmyInVT writes: Thanks for a chance to win.
Posted: 12:35 pm on March 21st

allen007 allen007 writes: I'll trade you a comment for a book.
Posted: 11:21 am on March 21st

jasells jasells writes: Count me in.
Posted: 11:17 am on March 21st

jimbob91577 jimbob91577 writes: I hope lucky number 100 scores me a sweet book! Crossing my fingers on this one.

Thanks Fine Woodworking!
Posted: 10:53 am on March 21st

TFunk TFunk writes: One of my projects for spring is a new bench b/c my current one is a long folding table!
Posted: 9:23 am on March 21st

Earthwood Earthwood writes: I am moving next month, and a new workbench would be great for my new space :) Nan
Posted: 9:18 am on March 21st

tmelch tmelch writes: Roubo split top here I come!
Posted: 7:08 am on March 21st

cat_bark cat_bark writes: If I had a diamond tiara, this would look good sitting right next to it...
Posted: 10:42 pm on March 20th

linngrove linngrove writes: I am fairly new to woodworking and am currently restoring my barn to use as my workshop. A new workbench would really help to get me going with trying the many projects I see on the Fine Woodworking website.
Posted: 10:26 pm on March 20th

DougTmann DougTmann writes: Looks great. Like to add to my collection.
Posted: 9:38 pm on March 20th

Aroonstock Aroonstock writes: The books look neat. I'm looking forward to reading them and adding to the list of ideas I need to incorporate on my upcoming Clockwork Bench.
Posted: 9:07 pm on March 20th

Woodinville Woodinville writes: Designing workbenches for new shop. A new book would be fun and helpful!
Posted: 9:00 pm on March 20th

wolfman999 wolfman999 writes: Sweet, looking to build a new workbench. thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 5:55 pm on March 20th

MKWerman MKWerman writes: Great! I would be happy to have this!
Posted: 5:53 pm on March 20th

IndyMac IndyMac writes: Count me in. Sounds interesting.
Posted: 5:41 pm on March 20th

moenkopi moenkopi writes: Sounds interesting - count me in.
Posted: 5:10 pm on March 20th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: Thanks for a chance to win.
Posted: 3:51 pm on March 20th

keleigh keleigh writes: What - workbenches are supposed to be flat? Help!
Posted: 1:41 pm on March 20th

fetz fetz writes: Just in time! I will be starting to build a workbench as soon as the snow melts and the weather warms up.
Posted: 11:14 am on March 20th

sandmark sandmark writes: Need some ideas on rebuilding my workbench for a "Lefty", me.
Posted: 8:11 am on March 20th

Ruben Ruben writes: Excellent, count me in!
Posted: 7:05 am on March 20th

Lu6ith Lu6ith writes: Yes, yes .... workbench, maybe some day :)
Posted: 3:47 am on March 20th

RichardZ RichardZ writes: I have a makeshift bench that has served me fairly well over the years but building a traditional bench has been gaining my interest more and more. Taunton Publications and FW do a superb job, I am certain this book would be a tremendous aid in getting the project wel built and functional.
Posted: 3:00 am on March 20th

RichardZ RichardZ writes:
Posted: 2:55 am on March 20th

jsfarmboy jsfarmboy writes: as soon as I'm done building a cherry chest of drawers for my newborn son, i will build a new workbench for myself. one that has a good vise, one that is heavy, one that doesn't flex more than me, and one that i can store my (few) tools in.
Posted: 11:10 pm on March 19th

jacko9 jacko9 writes: Just what I need another idea for a project and of course, I'll probably build one of these projects!
Posted: 9:48 pm on March 19th

N61 N61 writes: Sign me up!
Posted: 9:44 pm on March 19th

NoelNNY NoelNNY writes: A wired shed with a rebuilt 1960 contractor saw, a 3hp 1/2" router and table added on, a second hand band saw (under $100), cordless drills, and a host of other tools collected over 20 years of "military moving", I am read to do some woodworking - now if I just had a book to show me what to do with all these tools!
Posted: 8:58 pm on March 19th

Portage1969 Portage1969 writes: This would be a fine addition to my collection of books and magazines.
Posted: 8:00 pm on March 19th

acornbob acornbob writes: I would like to win these books!
Posted: 7:38 pm on March 19th

antonfero antonfero writes: I am a young woodworker doing finish work in a stairbuidling company. Need to build a good workbench!!!
Posted: 7:38 pm on March 19th

trantj trantj writes: I've been studying the workbench designs to design and build one for myself, and these would be a big help!
Posted: 7:18 pm on March 19th

BobbySteelz BobbySteelz writes: I have a HALF finished work bench that has been 2+ years in the making. Needless to say, these would help!
Posted: 6:35 pm on March 19th

BobbySteelz BobbySteelz writes: I have a finished work bench that has been 2+ years in the making. Needless to say, these would help!
Posted: 6:34 pm on March 19th

GoRedsUS GoRedsUS writes: You never have enough books on benches.
Posted: 4:15 pm on March 19th

UtahAlan UtahAlan writes: I really do need more woodworking books, I swear.
Posted: 4:03 pm on March 19th

gparas gparas writes: "More benches?" said the wife! Really?!
Posted: 3:02 pm on March 19th

JDaugherty JDaugherty writes: It would be great to win these. I'm going to build a bench in the near future.
Posted: 1:35 pm on March 19th

KevinSchreiber KevinSchreiber writes: Can never have enough workbench ideas.
Posted: 12:32 pm on March 19th

Hitch1 Hitch1 writes: Great timing, just designing one now.
Posted: 12:07 pm on March 19th

Thorngren Thorngren writes: I am getting serious about a workbench as the one I currently own (scrounged from an old woolen mill) is more suited for machining/metal work than woodworking.

Please count me in for this contest.
Posted: 11:54 am on March 19th

grin grin writes: I'd Love To Win These Books.

Thanks
Posted: 11:51 am on March 19th

TX_Sawdust TX_Sawdust writes: Look like great new books! Looking forward to them!
Posted: 10:30 am on March 19th

dwpearl dwpearl writes: I will be building work bench very soon and this would be very helpful.
Posted: 10:06 am on March 19th

wayne_jc wayne_jc writes: I could use some help building my first bench.
Posted: 10:05 am on March 19th

alonghorn alonghorn writes: I would like to get some insight before building my workbench.
Posted: 9:17 am on March 19th

brrbtr brrbtr writes: Thanks, in advance, for sending me the prize! :)
Posted: 9:15 am on March 19th

ksum ksum writes: I am currently building my primary bench, with intentions on adding storage underneath (not yet designed) and a second bench next year. This would be a great resource!
Posted: 8:59 am on March 19th

Wedgewood0305 Wedgewood0305 writes: Would love to win and have these resources at my fingertips!
Posted: 8:56 am on March 19th

dcp dcp writes: Looks like a good read.
Posted: 8:42 am on March 19th

Rhysling Rhysling writes: Perfect timing. I'm in design mode now for a new bench. Thank you.
Posted: 8:30 am on March 19th

charlton charlton writes: Rolling the dice here. :) Would love a book on workbenches. :)
Posted: 8:28 am on March 19th

jdm92562 jdm92562 writes: Count me in
Posted: 8:24 am on March 19th

salamanderseth salamanderseth writes: yes please, my workbench is way too low, and my back needs a new one.
Posted: 7:56 am on March 19th

carrjjsteel carrjjsteel writes: IN PROCESS OF BUILDING A SHOP. wOULD BE A PLUS
Posted: 7:47 am on March 19th

Paul_C Paul_C writes: Great timing, just about to start building my workbench!!
Posted: 6:41 am on March 19th

PurdueDan PurdueDan writes: I need a new workbench due to a serious hand injury. The book would help.
Posted: 5:57 am on March 19th

bastrop bastrop writes: more great books from Fine Woodworking!!
Posted: 5:19 am on March 19th

biffe biffe writes: gone set up a hobbyshop in the next years to come.A nice workbench is on top of the list :)
Posted: 2:13 am on March 19th

Maddhatter3 Maddhatter3 writes: I'm actually starting a workbench build next week so I can prolong it long enough for these to come in. :) Crosses fingers.
Posted: 1:04 am on March 19th

judgewood judgewood writes: Count me interested.
Posted: 11:57 pm on March 18th

tombat1913 tombat1913 writes: March 26th, my Birthday, sounds like a great gift Fine Woodworking!
Posted: 11:37 pm on March 18th

supermonkey supermonkey writes: Here's hoping my time to win finally comes, and I'll get some inspiration as I consider building a new workbench.
Posted: 11:07 pm on March 18th

montee montee writes: perfect timing!
considering a new workbench...
Posted: 11:05 pm on March 18th

deltaphisig deltaphisig writes: I have been drooling over all the fancy workbenches with end and leg vises! Best of luck to everyone!
Posted: 10:37 pm on March 18th

GlenRoseBud GlenRoseBud writes: I hope to build a workbench later this year. The book will be invaluable.
Posted: 10:35 pm on March 18th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: I would have worked longer on the name of the book, but I sure could use it. Count me in.
Posted: 10:07 pm on March 18th

cwturtle cwturtle writes: Just beginning my adventure into working with hardwoods and hand tools. Could really use these to help me get ideas for my much needed bench!
Posted: 9:33 pm on March 18th

sloanworks sloanworks writes: THATS A DUMB NAME FOR A BOOK
Posted: 9:20 pm on March 18th

reglilly reglilly writes: "Holding workpieces"? Doesn't everyone use gum? That's about all I've got at this point. Got the scars to prove it.
Posted: 9:16 pm on March 18th

Jollyroger Jollyroger writes: Free, did you say free? That's my favorite thing. You are just the nicest people. I love free!
Posted: 8:49 pm on March 18th

MrMiz MrMiz writes: so my work bench it about as bad as they come. It's on casters from a server rack the posts are leftover 4x4s from my back deck, the top is a door out of a frat house that almost burned down and I covered it with 1/2inch MDF... oh and I got this beautiful jet vise attached to it that I got for chrismas. It's as ugly as it gets. The vise makes it look like Donald Trump driving a pino.
Posted: 8:25 pm on March 18th

MrMiz MrMiz writes: so my work bench it about as bad as they come. It's on casters from a server rack the posts are leftover 4x4s from my back deck, the top is a door out of a frat house that almost burned down and I covered it with 1/2inch MDF... oh and I got this beautiful jet vise attached to it that I got for chrismas. It's as ugly as it gets. The vise makes it look like Donald Trump driving a pino.
Posted: 8:25 pm on March 18th

RoBanJo RoBanJo writes: The challenge is the my eyes are bigger than my wallet. Sigh, what can I afford.

Posted: 7:58 pm on March 18th

casaheil casaheil writes: These books look great and I could use a workbench upgrade. My best bench has a top made from a birch veneered solid-core exterior door.
Posted: 7:57 pm on March 18th

MarkusJ MarkusJ writes: I'd like these!
Posted: 7:27 pm on March 18th

JP4 JP4 writes: Count me in please.

Posted: 7:23 pm on March 18th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: Count me in I need to build a new workbench and this would be a great help.
Posted: 7:20 pm on March 18th

WoodworkersGuide WoodworkersGuide writes: Wow! These wood really come in handy!
Posted: 7:19 pm on March 18th

Metaphor70 Metaphor70 writes: two tomes of talent: a double dose of stability!
Posted: 7:17 pm on March 18th

jimmacgregor jimmacgregor writes: Would definitely be a nice edition to the library. thanks.
Posted: 7:17 pm on March 18th

GBurg GBurg writes: Building a workbench, especially your first, is a special project because, having never had one specifically for your own space, your own use, and your developing skills, everything seems like a potential variable to tweak. For instance, I've never seen any commentary specifically about the pros and cons of using a workbench/table saw out feed combo. I can imagine so of the issues, but I've never read anything by anyone who uses such a set up or tried it (though I noticed mike pecovich uses does). I've got a very small space and such a set up is therefore intriguing.
Posted: 5:51 pm on March 18th

bigjon_175 bigjon_175 writes: I've been researching workbenches for a possible next project. This would really help out.
Posted: 5:20 pm on March 18th

sleclerc sleclerc writes: I'd like to build a new workbench for a gift, so this would be perfect yup help me choose the right style.
Posted: 5:06 pm on March 18th

slayframe slayframe writes: The workbench is one of few tools in a shop that is used in every single project.
Posted: 4:32 pm on March 18th

BA3 BA3 writes: I'm ready for a workbench upgrade as well -- this would be a great source for ideas.
Posted: 4:25 pm on March 18th

Ron Alley Ron Alley writes: Great book!
Posted: 4:20 pm on March 18th

Dean7 Dean7 writes: I need to build a work bench. This would be a wonderful resource.
Posted: 4:13 pm on March 18th

JoeAlpeza JoeAlpeza writes: This is very timely as I am looking for ideas for a new bench.
Posted: 4:00 pm on March 18th

jdmaher jdmaher writes: I'd love to have these!
Posted: 3:45 pm on March 18th

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: Another hat in the ring! Thanks!
Posted: 3:39 pm on March 18th

BronkoB BronkoB writes: I would love to win something in my lifetime that is useful. I have made a couple of work benches but niether are satisfactory and I could use some good ideas.
Posted: 3:18 pm on March 18th

jverreault jverreault writes: Best of luck to everyone but hopefully that luck will be mine when the draw happens. ;^)
Posted: 3:13 pm on March 18th

MTMan2 MTMan2 writes: Would like to see some articles on same technique executed with different kinds of woods (hard v. soft, oily v. not, brittle v. not, irregular v. straight grain, etc.). Also more articles showcasing design styles, all of them, not just a couple of favored ones.
Posted: 2:55 pm on March 18th

Jamul Jamul writes: Looks like all you need
Posted: 2:12 pm on March 18th

Bob_Ottawa Bob_Ottawa writes: I'm nearly finished my workbench without reading books like these. Already I see deficiencies. I could really benefit from this one.
Posted: 1:41 pm on March 18th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I bought some 100+ year old reclaimed pine barn beams for a hybrid Roubo like the one John Tetreault built but I need the plan. Please please please let me win!
Posted: 1:31 pm on March 18th

jeredweaver jeredweaver writes: I wish I may, I wish I might
build a bench that works just right.
Posted: 1:26 pm on March 18th

kentbub kentbub writes: I sawed an ash log two years ago for base. I am ready for ideas, bring em on!
Posted: 1:25 pm on March 18th

Soroc Soroc writes: Great. I am in the process of designing and building two new work benches.
Posted: 1:21 pm on March 18th

ahuse1984 ahuse1984 writes: would like more books on workbenches
Posted: 1:20 pm on March 18th

Red_F Red_F writes: I second that, I mean I'm second

Posted: 12:55 pm on March 18th

DozersWorkshop DozersWorkshop writes: Leaving the first response means that I want it the most! :^}

I appreciate the opportunity to enter.
Posted: 12:50 pm on March 18th

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