BRAND NEW BENCH TOP
I have always been inspired by the articles of Fine Woodworking, The Essential Workbench (Schleining) and A workbench 30 years in the making (Hack) certainly provided much inspiration and guidance as I built this workbench top after my retirement this past June. The space-saving router table article by John White supported an old idea of mine that was easily realized. Thank you to the staff and contributors of Fine Woodworking!
Thanks to the wealth of resources available through you website, this was my first try at building a bench top. The top is 2.5 inches thick solid maple and is surrounded by a 4 inch apron.
The tail vise was the most challenging aspect of this project, (I had never cut such large dovetails before) but also the most satisfying.
Another view of the tail vise.
The front vise slightly extended.
Space-saving router Table on my old Rockwell Unisaw. The router table is made out 3-ply 3/4 inch MDF and covered with a hard laminate.