Building the Maker Workstation Base

One Workstation. Two Bases to Choose From The Maker Workstation Overview • Building The Top • Building The Base When designing the maker workstation, a goal was to make sure the top would work on [...]

Building the Maker Workstation Top

A Hybrid Construction Method that Imitates a CNC The Maker Workstation Overview • Building The Top • Building The Base This the first of five online articles on building the Maker Workstation [...]

The Maker Workstation

A modern workbench system Project #2109 • Skill Level: Beginner • Time: 1 Week • Cost: $400 The Maker Workstation Overview • Building The Top • Building The Base Most workbenches come with a [...]

How to Flatten a Workbench Top

Is it necessary? And if so, what are the best techniques? Like any tool or machine, a workbench requires accessories (jigs, fixtures, appliances) and occasional maintenance to actually do [...]

Space-Saving Workbench

Tool: Festool MFT/3 Multifunction Table Buy Now Manufacturer: Festool MSRP: $735 If you work in a small space, on a jobsite, or must stow all your tools when you’re done, check out the [...]

21st-Century Workbench

This hybrid design holds work any which way you want it to. Good design is little more than selective thievery. This workbench is a good example of that. A combination of features from several [...]

Hold Everything (With Almost Nothing)

You can hold anything on your workbench with just pegs, wedges & notches – no fancy vises required. It’s difficult for most woodworkers to imagine a workbench without screw-driven vises. But [...]

A Bench for Kids

Build a small workbench with full-sized features for a budding woodworker. “The bench is probably the most important item in the workshop.” Those are Charles H. Hayward’s first words in his [...]

10 Rules For Workbenches

This workbench form is uncommon today, but it is still a sound bench because it allows you to perform all of the critical workbench operations with relative ease. Benches are a triumph of [...]

Knockdown English Workbench

With $100 in lumber and two days, you can build this sturdy stowaway bench. Many knockdown workbenches suffer from unfortunate compromises. Inexpensive commercial benches that can be knocked down [...]

All-Purpose Bench

Tool: Universal Bench Manufacturer: Kreg MSRP: $145+ Every shop needs a bench. In fact, two or three is even better, as you’ll want an assembly table that’s a little lower than your [...]

The Return of Roubo

An 18th-century French workbench is quite possibly the most perfect design ever put to paper. In the 18th century it was common for the workrooms and living areas of a home to share the same [...]

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