This is a ten-day class. The first week runs from Monday through Saturday and the second week runs Monday through Thursday. (No class on Sunday). Each person will build a European style workbench with a quick-release front vise and a wagon-style tail vise.We did a prototype of the class in December of 2011. You can read a blog entry about the prototype class here. The overall size is 36″ tall by 30″ wide and 7 ft long. If someone wants to change the height or length due to special needs we could work with that. I will say that I have used many different design benches with different vise configurations and I really like the ease and workability of this bench.The front vise will be a quick release vise that will mount flush with the front of the bench, it will have a large jaw on it which will enable heavy duty clamping. The tail vise is a wagon-style vise made by Benchcrafted.
The bench has a tool well on it which I highly recommend if the bench is going to be in the middle of the shop. The tool well will save your tools from falling on the concrete. It will save you hours of sharpening chisels and fixing broken tools! The bench also has a shelf underneath it as well.
We will pre-mill the base parts and the top. (We will glue up the top during the class.)
Please bring the following tools with you to this class:
A Rabbet Block Plane
Any Bar or Pipe Clamps that are 18″ or longer
You can read more about our Workbench Classes by clicking on our Woodworking Blog.
This class is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
NOTE: This class will close 1 week prior to the start date of the class.
For classes costing $1,000.00 or more, fifty percent of the registration fee is due when you register, and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your class date and will be charged to the same card you used to register for this class.
After you add the class to your shopping cart, you will automatically be charged the full amount of the class unless you put in the COUPON code of WOODCLASS. (This code is case sensitive. Feel free to cut and paste it in the coupon code area if you’d like.)
Class size: 6