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In this video, Bob shows you how to secure just about any type of workpiece on this bench, whether you use power tools or hand tools.

This new workbench from Robert W. Lang combines the best workholding devices and ideas from a number of historic bench forms, along with a few design twists of his own. Whether you use power tools or hand tools (or both), this knockdown bench design is perfectly suited for the modern workshop. To view Bob’s blog entries following the design and construction of this incredible bench, click here.

      This DVD Video contains everything you need to build this revolutionary bench: 

• Hour-long video detailing the bench construction process that will play on any standard DVD player

     • Plus the following digital extras that can be accessed on any computer equipped with a DVD-ROM drive:

          • Enhanced PDF of magazine article, with step-by-step construction instruction

     • Complete printable construction drawings

     • 3D SketchUp model shows bench components from every angle (click here for free download)
     note: must have SketchUp installed

     • PDF slide shows of entire construction process


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  • dick warner

    SSSSSSOOOOOOO, I TRIED TO SEE THIS VIDIO AND A FEW OTHERS AND ALL I GET IS THE OLD BUFFERING SYMBLE(?) NEED A MILLION DOLLARS TO SEE AN OLD VIDEO? im a former machanic jack of all trades kind of guy trying to be a wanta be woodworker. blocking my every move is not helping me, be up front if it costs money, even a 30 yr. video. i probably have the book in my garage, but sitting here in my living room is so much better than clawing my way through mounds of books. im just sayin.

  • rodelco

    I didn’t know where to post this, but I wanted to take the time to thank Robert Lang for his 21st Century Workbench design. I am just completing the major assembly (legs, rails, and top), and it has been a lot of fun. This is a very well thought out design for the average garage shop woodworker. It has been challenging for me (my first mortise and tenon joints!), but it is designed to be done in manageable stages. I reduced the size of mine down to six feet in length, but the other dimensions are basically unchanged. I am looking forward to completing it soon. Thanks again for a great design and helpful article!

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