No, I still haven’t made a workbench, and it is an issue that is really weighing on me, as I know just how much more functional the workshop could be with one.

I have collected so many different plans and ideas for what I want to do with one, but am missing the key ingredients – the hardware, and materials (and we won’t mention not having time!)  I am still tempted to try to make a workbench while on the Hall Table course over at Ideal Tools!

‘They’ do say to start with the hardware, and build your bench around that – seems reasonable.  I am still rather impressed with the Benchcrafted vices – despite not having a retailer in Oz (yet).  I still need to find a supply of good (but cheap) timber for the bench.  And that runs smack into my lack of knowledge of what timber should be priced at, and what is a good deal etc.  (Hmm, I see another article coming on)


All this has been bought on by a link that Roy gave me (on the links page) to Workbench Design. Lots of really good looking benches. Oh, and getting to play with the portable, contractors Walko Bench from Ideal Tools that is in my workshop at the moment, and how functional having a bench really is.

Professional set 2008

Still need to get this book from Chris Schwarz – Dvd6

3 Responses

  1. Stu,
    Have you seen
    Tim Celeski’s site is not listed on your links.

  2. Stu,
    Further to my first comment check out
    for an industry interview of Tim Celeski.
    Also check out the “roll over” feature on the photographs in the review to magnify the photos. Ripped the fork out of my nightie and I am 70 years old.

  3. Stu,

    Here is another great site for workbenches:

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