It’s show #478 For August 12th, 2020, and today we are talking about workbenches.
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Sponsored by Rockler
Rockler is your go-to source for everything you need to build a workbench. They just launched their new Portable Drill Guide and vise. You can get the precision of a drill press with the portability of a hand drill. This tool would be perfect for drilling dog holes in a workbench or drilling pen blanks.
If you’re looking for mobility in your shop, maneuver your heavy workbench with ease using Rockler’s Workbench Caster Set. Engage the casters to lift your bench 3/4″ off the floor for mobility and disengage them for stability. Each caster is constructed of durable steel and rated for 100 lbs.
If you don’t want to build a workbench from scratch, Rockler sells Beech workbenches. Made from laminated beech wood, these robust benches offer a solid, heavy duty work surface, two full-featured wood/iron vises and craftsman-quality construction.
What’s On the Bench
- Marc is building a weak, substandard desk all in the name of design
- Matt is cutting dovetails and boring Marc with his real estate ventures
- Shannon is learning to run a sawmill
The guys each describe their workbench journey from first to current. They then discuss what makes a good power tool workbench and how the traditional designs work well for hand tools. Then they tackle the idea of tool storage on and around your workbench.
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