Build a Monster Workbench

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Intro: Matt's Monster Workbench

An overview of how Kenney constructs this heavy-duty workbench

1. Build a Sturdy Base

Mill the lumber and start the mortises using a combination of hand and power tools

2. Tenon Techniques

Kenney uses two different methods, using a handsaw or a dado set on the tablesaw

3. Assemble the Base

Kenney glues up the trestle ends and then pulls the base assembly together using bench bolts.

4. Build a Beefy Benchtop

Learn a smart technique for gluing up a flat and durable benchtop.

5. Install a Twin-Screw Vise

See how Kenney takes a bag full of parts and turns them into a sturdy, smooth-turning vise.

6. Finishing Touches: Bench Dogs and More

Get tips for installing a planing stop and drilling dog holes. Also, don’t miss Kenney's easy oil finish recipe.

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