There Are A Lot Of Different Bench Designs – This One Is A Favorite Among Many Woodworkers
This workbench is based on a design by the 18th century French carpenter and author André Jacob Roubo.
Back in the day the main bench vise had a big wooden screw, not the fantastic metal mechanism you'll see in the video.
Whether you go modern or traditional with this vise it is great for clamping your work in a variety of ways.
Some woodworkers like a tool trough in the middle, leaving the whole work surface free for the project you are working on.
There are many other features shown in the video on the next page that you may want to incorporate in a workbench project of your own.
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