How many times have you heard this: "The workbench is the most important tool in your shop." While the statement is absolutely true, it doesn't help you answer the more important question: Which workbench should build? This book explores that problem with a depth and detail you won't find in any other source in print or online. Here's what's inside: Centuries of workbench history that has been boiled down so you can easily separate the enduring bench designs from the bad ones. Nine complete plans for shop-tested workbenches that you can build – plus real-world critiques of these benches that point out the types of work at which they excel. A chapter with makeovers of 10 bench designs with 'Before and After' illustrations. The latest information on vises and other workholding devices, plus plans for simple shop appliances that improve any bench. Real-world advice on the best woods to use, the correct dimensions for benches and how to make your bench knockdown or mobile.
No matter what sort of woodworking you do, inside this book you'll find the tools, detailed information and inspiration to build the right bench for your workshop, your budget, and your projects.