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Shaker Workbench Illustration by Mike Del Rizzo A fundamental tool in many woodshops is the workbench.If you look at photographs of shops in days gone by you will often see a craftsman working on a project using the bench as a shop tool.
With such a wide variety of designs available, you really need to consider the work you do and the requirements you have for your shop, to be able to select the best options for yourself.I had been woodworking for 5 years before I took on the task of making my first workbench.
Until then, I had been working on a variety of non-efficient shop surfaces, often with a great deal of frustration.Designing the WorkbenchI began my search by making a list of the key characteristics that I wanted in a bench.
My list continued to grow as I investigated books, shops, and the internet, looking for the right design.The main features I wanted were a large work surface, versatile vise options, ample drawer storage, and also a clean classic design.
I finally settled on a design that is traditionally referred to as a Shaker Workbench.There are many variations of the Shaker design.While I used a variety of...