Discover how to build and get more out of your woodworking bench. Learn about bench vises, accessory worksurfaces, workbench accessories, bench upgrades. You'll also find details on maintaining your workbench.
You gotta start flat to end flat and square.
WOOD® project designers/builders Kevin Boyle and John Olson differ in their preferences for dogs that require round or square bench holes. Kevin likes dogs with round shanks for their versatility.
I’m ready to design and build a workbench for my shop. How tall should I make the bench for comfortable woodworking?
I’ve nearly completed my new workbench, but I still need to drill dogholes. Obviously the bulky top won’t fit on my drill press. So how do I make sure that the holes are straight and clean?
I’m building my first real woodworking workbench complete with a bench vise. But I’m wondering how far apart to space the dog holes. Is there a standard?
I accidentally drilled through a workpiece into my workbench. What can I do to restore the flatness of the bench?
My shopmade dogs—made with 3⁄4" dowels—don’t sit flat. How can I fix this?
Why are vises typically located on the left front corners of workbenches?