10 day class
Build a European-Style Workbench
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 workbench class here.
The overall size of the bench is 36″ tall by 30″ wide and 7 ft long. If you want 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 of use and workability of this bench.
The front vise will be a quick release vise that mounts flush with the front of the workbench. 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.
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 on our Woodworking Blog.
This class is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Class size: 6
Prerequisite: Six-Day Foundational Joinery Course
NOTE: This class will close 1 week prior to the start date of the class.