Trick out your workbench: From zero to workshop hero
Turn a lackluster worktable into a capable woodworker’s bench with these seven simple ideas using common add-ons and accessories.
A vise makes a workbench more than a flat surface for working on projects. Install a vise on one end and another on an edge, and you’ll cover nearly all your workholding needs. We’ve built a lot of workbenches over the decades with a lot of vises, and we recommend these six.
Spinner speeds vise adjustment
The end vise on my workbench takes an annoyingly long time to adjust. How can I get a speed boost without plunking down a huge amount of money for a nut-release model?
Here’s a rundown on the different types of vises, and which one or two would be best for your workbench.
Where should you position bench-dog holes?
I’m building a workbench, and wondering about where to space the holes for the bench dogs. Is there a rule of thumb?
Tool-tray system adapts to your changing needs
I’ve long debated whether to add a permanent tool tray to my workbench.