31 Mar. 2005|
Woodworker workbench design,google sketchup for woodworking,wood stove building code - Within Minutes
See how to build this massive, maple workbench from start to finish in our six-part video workshop. The woodworking bench is to the workshop as bases are to the game of baseball: Without a proper bench at which to work, you’ll be like a base runner with no place to go. In ancient times, the woodworker’s bench consisted of a plank or split log with four splayed legs.
Workbenches have flat tops, though sometimes at the rear there is a cavity called a tool well that contains tools and components (and prevents them from falling off).
The front edge of a woodworker’s bench is usually lined with square holes positioned at regular intervals. As simple as its elements are, the workbench is more than a tabletop with legs, a well, and a few holes.
But unlike baseball diamonds, the shape, proportion and size of workbenches are infinitely variable. As with your workshop as a whole, a simple drawing of your workbench can help you think through your needs, and determine the materials required, should you elect to make your own.
If your workshop space already exists, find a large piece of cardboard, wallboard, or plywood that’s about the size of the workbench top you envision. The better the design, and the better suited its size and configuration to your labors, the more efficient a tool it will be.