Workbench Video Series
Welcome to the “free” sample video episodes on building this workbench. I hope you find them educational and of interest. Be sure to click the full screen button on each video for best viewing!
|Episode 1 Bench Introduction||Episode 2 Purchasing Lumber||Episode 3 First Cuts Part 1|
To view the remaining episodes on how “easy” it is to build this bench does require you to subscribe to one of my High Definition video subscription services or to purchase the DVD version. Every episode provides clear and precise “step-by-step” instructions for you to follow. I don’t leave you wondering/hanging as to how I did something like so many other videos do. Additionally, in this series I provide two “free” bonus episodes on building a board jack accessory for this bench!
Main Features of this Bench Series
To repeat some of the main points from Episode 1, I have provided instructions and suggestions in this series for those that want to build a smaller, larger, wider, etc. version of this bench.
The overall dimensions for the bench which I’ll be building in this workbench video series are it’s 85” Long X 36” Wide, with the vises mounted.
The height of the bench is custom fitted per Episode 3, re-review it if you like.
The approx. weight of this bench is roughly 300 lbs. without the optional tool chest. With the optional tool chest (a separate companion video series), it weighs in at approx. 400 lbs. With or without the tool chest, this bench isn’t moving anywhere during a heavy planing session!
The key features of the bench include:
- Your choice of hardwood selections
- A thick benchtop with a 6” wide apron and end caps for a massive look
- Heavy duty trestle base that is joined with wedged mortise and tenons, and pinned mortise and tenons
- An optional 6” wide tool tray running down the backside of the bench
- Massive 3 ½” thick vise jaws
- The front vise is a quick release German made vise
- The end vise is a Veritas Twin-Screw with controlled jaw skewing through the use of an easily operated spring-loaded lock pin
- 4 rows, with 10 holes each, of square dog holes aligned with the end vise. This allows for a maximum clamping capacity approx. 68 inches.
- 2 rows, with 7 holes each, of ¾” round dog holes for clamping irregularly shaped objects to the bench. Allowing for a maximum clamping capacity of approx. 34 inches.
- A series of ¾” round dog holes drilled in the front apron to support the edge planing of wide boards.
- The “free” bonus board jack accessory, allows for clamping large and small panels and doors to the bench for edge related work, such as edge planing, hinge mortising, and etc. It is used in conjunction with the front vise.
To purchase a subscription service or a DVD set of this series, the Tool Chest series, or the Combined series (best deal!) please click on one of the following icons.