January 20, 2022

Woody Woodworking

and its tools

How to Choose a Woodworking Workbench

3 min read

Take a closer look at classic workbench designs & and pick the right one for YOU.
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English Joiner’s Bench
Plans: https://bit.ly/2QZls9T
Video: https://youtu.be/zcq1LQq08lk

Lightweight Traveler’s Bench
Plans: https://www.woodworkforhumans.com/store/p/lwtravelbench
Video: https://youtu.be/lPiMjv7lkqI


Workbench Related Videos

Four Workbench Building Mistakes (that we all make)

Joinery for Knock-Down Workbenches


Resources for Bench Builders

Landis, The Workbench Book (Lost Art Reissue): https://lostartpress.com/collections/all-books/products/the-workbench-book

Schwarz, The Anarchists’s Workbench (Lost Art): https://lostartpress.com/collections/all-books/products/the-anarchists-workbench

(FREE download: https://blog.lostartpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/AWB_Consumer_June-2020_v5.1-1.pdf)

Schwarz, Workbenches: From Theory and Design to Construction and Use (Popular Woodworking Books) https://amzn.to/2Xsiws6 (*affiliate link)

Schwarz, Ingenious Mechaniks: Early Workbenches and Workholding (Lost Art) https://lostartpress.com/collections/all-books/products/ingenious-mechanicks

Siemsen, The Naked Woodworker DVD (Lost Art) https://lostartpress.com/products/the-naked-woodworker

Siemsen’s Video on using his bench: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvhn-PAfEW4&t=275s

Maguire "How to Build a Workbench" (Self Published) https://www.theenglishwoodworker.com/the-english-workbench/

Wil Meyer’s site with lots of information on the Moravian Bench: https://eclecticmechanicals.com/

Rob Cosman’s Bench: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0kN1URBUUQ&t=361s


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Wood Work for Humans Tool List (affiliate):
Gyokucho Ryoba Saw: https://amzn.to/2Z5Wmda
Dewalt Panel Saw: https://amzn.to/2HJqGmO
Suizan Dozuki Handsaw: https://amzn.to/3abRyXB
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Spear and Jackson Tenon Saw: https://amzn.to/2zykhs6
(Needs tune-up to work well.)
Crown Tenon Saw: https://amzn.to/3l89Dut
(Works out of the box)
Carving Knife: https://amzn.to/2DkbsnM
Narex True Imperial Chisels: https://amzn.to/2EX4xls
(My favorite affordable new chisels.)
Blue-Handled Marples Chisels: https://amzn.to/2tVJARY
(I use these to make the DIY specialty planes, but I also like them for general work.)

Honing Guide: https://amzn.to/2TaJEZM
Norton Coarse/Fine Oil Stone: https://amzn.to/36seh2m
Natural Arkansas Fine Oil Stone: https://amzn.to/3irDQmq
Green buffing compound: https://amzn.to/2XuUBE2

*Marking and Measuring*
Stockman Knife: https://amzn.to/2Pp4bWP
(For marking and the built-in awl).
Speed Square: https://amzn.to/3gSi6jK
Stanley Marking Knife: https://amzn.to/2Ewrxo3
(Excellent, inexpensive marking knife.)
Blue Kreg measuring jig: https://amzn.to/2QTnKYd
Round-head Protractor: https://amzn.to/37fJ6oz

Forstener Bits: https://amzn.to/3jpBgPl
Spade Bits: https://amzn.to/2U5kvML

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