Building a New Workbench

Building a New Workbench

A feature-rich, heavy-duty workbench designed for a modern woodworking style that incorporates both hand tools and portable power tools.

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  • sthughes

    What’s the source for the vises used in this project?

  • sthughes

    Never mind the source for the vises, I found them at Rockler

  • Jenny Minder

    Please clarify 2 points.
    The splines in the workbench article are 3/8 inch thick on the exploded view. The article says to cut these from 1/2 inch Baltic birch plywood. My Baltic birch measures 3/8 inch thick. Is the “1/2 inch” a typo? Secondly when attaching the endcaps with the splines he applies glue only to the middle 8 inches of the spline and groove. Is it correct that no glue is applied anywhere else on the contact between the end grain and faces of the caps?
    Thank you.

    • jtakes


      Yes, the reference to 1/2″ Baltic birch in the sentence that says “Cut two 3/8″ x 1″ x 20″ splines from 1/2″ Baltic birch plywood” is a typo. We apologize for the error, and you are correct, it should be 3/8″.

      Also, yes, it is correct that the glue is applied only to the middle 8″ of the spline and groove. Modern adhesives are quite strong.

      Joanna Takes