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3,173 views, 0 by William


My Workbench Build

Some of you here already know from elsewhere. I just thought I’d start off by posting my current progress on my current project. After a few years in woodworking, I am finally building a work bench. It is made of what material I had plenty...

761 views, 0 by DESPERADO

Multi purpose work benches v

Looking for plans for a 3 station work bench. Saw one in here somewhere, can’t find it now. Has a spot on one end for table saw, router & chop saw.

785 views, 0 by Thorreain


Workbench to give away to a good home.

With finally moving up from the Stone Age and purchasing a new table saw, my old bench/saw is available to anyone that wants it for free. It has a 10" skillsaw table saw built in. It is 4’ wide, 6’ long and 37" high. It is made from 2×4 s and...

1,424 views, 0 by Bo Peep

Bo Peep

Building A Workbench

My good old faithful workbench (apparently it’s actually a potting bench) is showing signs of old age and neglect. I have been looking after it as best I can but it is a bit more rickety now and the surface is uneven due to damp conditions. So...

529 views, 0 by North Kent Workshop

New workbench for small workshop

I interested in creating a new workbench for my small workshop (from timber and plywood) to incorporate a small tablesaw, and have space under for some other machines, perhaps with flip-tops so the machines can be a fixed below and raised up to...

1,116 views, 0 by MsDebbieP


TIPS: the workbench build

What are your tips for the designing and building of a workbench?

608 views, 0 by Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking)

Wheaties  -  Bruce A Wheatcroft   ( BAW Woodworking)

Trash can placement

A simple but often over looked problem . You like to keep your trash can close so you can just drop whatever in it . But not too close . I had A Starrett 12 in ruler some how slide of the work bench . Fell right in the trash . So I relocated the...

1,831 views, 1 by MontyJ


Lessons learned...or what every new woodworker should know...

I have been accused of having a bit of a sense of humor in the past. If I can’t laugh at myself, well, I might as well die. I compiled a short list of things every new woodworker should know. Some of them are things I have learned from experience...

810 views, 0 by MJCD

Resident Skills

I’ve commented, previously, that a Forum is defined by the skills and mentoring-willingness of its active members. And, there is the other side of that coin, that other members need to be asking the provocative questions to draw-out and provide a...

1,106 views, 1 by shipwright


Gotta love hot hide glue, a small shop mishap

I had a little glue spill today …… on my workbench top. Back in my epoxy days this would have been a major catastrophe if it had been mixed up and worse if it wasn’t, and expensive too. Even with pva glue it would have been a messy cleanup with...

2,015 views, 0 by MsDebbieP


History: Woodworking in the 1600's

You know how the internet goes, you start out one place and you end up at ….. woodworking in the 1600’s! Of course! This is a clip from the ebook “The Project Gutenberg EBook of Woodworking Tools 1600-1900, by Peter C. Welsh” “The boxmaker...

667 views, 0 by Jeff Vandenberg

Jeff Vandenberg

Woodworking Drawbore Joinery

Woodworking Drawbore Joiner (as noted workbench magazine copy right) Workbench Magazine featured two projects that were joined using an “old fashioned” technique: drawbore joinery. They used it to join the parts of a screen door, and to join...

980 views, 0 by Jeff Vandenberg

Jeff Vandenberg

Figuring Board Feet for New Woodworkers

Figuring Board Feet (workbench copyright ) Unlike softwoods, which are sold in standardized dimensions, hardwoods are sold in random widths and lengths. So to tell how much wood hardwood boards contain, they are measured in board feet. “Board...

631 views, 0 by Art

New posts since latest visit?

Is there a way to see ONLY the new posts since my previous visit? I find it tedious to have to look at each topic and decide if there have been any new posts, then click on view all posts, then scroll to the bottom of the page, then click in...

635 views, 0 by Jeff Vandenberg

Jeff Vandenberg

Woodworking Oil Stains

Woodworking Oil Stain (workbench magazine copyright) There are lots of wood stains on the market these days — gels, water-based — but the bread and butter in my shop is oil-based stain. Nothing fancy. Just your basic off-the-shelf stain that’s...

859 views, 0 by Old Flatulent Individual

Old Flatulent Individual

First posting here

Retired, well mostly. I am a relative newcomer to woodworking, started maybe seven or so years ago. I live in the Northeast and have all my life. I am a hand tool user primarily, using power tools to do the initial dimensioning. I just finished...

745 views, 0 by Paul

Finishing ideas?

I’m looking for thoughts on what to finish my hybrid bench with? Something durable that I can sand on that won’t scratch the piece. Or should I just oil and wax it?

758 views, 0 by Shin


Howdy from South Central Texas

Howdy from South Central Texas! Been in, and out, of woodworking since 1983. I’m a former shop teacher (and school counselor) and taught wood for years, until 1997, as well as doing personal projects, and some production and commission work. ...

858 views, 0 by MontyJ


When life gets in the way...

…do you ever forget where you were in a project? A couple of months ago, one of my older daughters bought a house that was built in the 1920’s. It’s a concrete block 2-story monster of a duplex with a full and finished attic and a full but...

1,473 views, 0 by David E.

David E.

Tim-bor, antifreeze and water?

When I bought the cypress for the memorial bench, the company owner gave me a bag of Tim-bor, and a recipe. 1 pint Tim-bor, 1 pint antifreeze and 7 pints of water. Mix thoroughly and spray. He says it will help preserve the natural color longer...