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The Workbench Build Begins

So it’s begun. I will keep you up to date on the blog and maybe drop a video or two along the way. At the end of the process I hope to have a decent joiners bench, made in a traditional style to compliment my woodworking. I will also put together a “How To” when it’s all done here with my Dovetail guide. All measurements will be in imperial as it lends itself well to this type of work.

Right with that out of the way lets do something. The first job is going to be making the leg frames. All the timber to make these can be cut from four 8′ lengths of 2′ x 4′ PSE/S4S stock which has a finished size of 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. I cut out the following sections;

  • 4 x Inner Legs 36 1/2″ Long
  • 4 x Outer Legs 27 1/4″ Long
  • 2 x Bottom Rails 27 3/4″ Long
  • 2 x Top Rails 24 3/4″ Long

All quickly dispatched these with a 9TPI disposable hardpoint saw. The reason why I went for this type of saw was because it costs less than £10.00, super sharp and easy to use. It’s good to have one of these saws in the arsenal. Premium saws or vintage saws would be great options too but would cost more to buy or cost more time sharpen and get fit for use, they can come later when the bench is here.