In this contemporary look at the world of workbenches, Lon Schleining takes us on a guided tour of a wide variety of classic, modern, and specialty benches and offers hundreds of options for choosing or building that perfect bench and its accessories. This is a fresh look at the classic subject with a focus on helping readers find the right bench and accessories for their needs. The object is to guide the reader through making critical choices, including whether to buy it or build it. With nearly 300 photos and drawings, this book provides in-depth information along with the inspiration to fulfill workshop dreams. 208 pages. Contents: Introduction 1. The Perfect Bench What Kind of Woodworking Do You Do? Locating the Bench Bench Size Weight Height A Comfortable Bench Area Designing Your Bench 2. Workbench Tops Benchtop Dimensions Top Configuration Tool Trays Materials for Tops Keeping the Top Flat Flattening a Benchtop Fastening the Top to the Base Finishing the Top 3. A Solid Foundation Base Configuration Frame Bases Base Joinery Options Strengthening the Base Legs Made from Metal Enclosed Bases Leveling the Bench Electrical Power 4. Getting a Grip Locating Vises Types of Vises Screw Mechanisms Manufactured Vises Shop-Built Vises 5. Holding Your Work Bench Dogs Stops Holdfasts and Hold-Downs Board Jacks Bench Hooks Fixtures and Auxillary Tables 6. Bench in a Box Bench Components Manufactured Benches of the Past Contemporary Bench Makers 7. No-Frills Benches Getting Down to Basics Sam Maloofs Bench Building the Bench Niall Barretts Bench Building the Bench 8. Tradition Meets the Twenty-First Century English-Style Workbenches Building the Bench European Traditions Building the Bench The Best of Old and New Building the Bench Shaker with a Twist 9. Innovative Workbenches A Different Kind of Benchtop The Torsion Box Storing Large Worktables Thinking Outside the Box 10. Benches for Special Tasks Assembly and Finishing Portable Workbenches Benches for Working on Irregular Parts Other Woodworking Specialties Dedicated Task Benches Resources Index About the Author: Lon Schleining, a stairbuilder, woodworking instructor, and licensed contractor, is a frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking magazine. He lives in Long Beach, California.
Customize your work surfaces with these beautiful solid hardwood butcher-block tops. They are specially designed to fit our most popular shop stand sizes for gorgeous and practical workbenches, assembly tables, sanding stations, power tool stands and more. Use them to make your own workbenches and shop stands in no time. These tops are great for kitchens and craft tables as well! Standard shop size (26" x 38") is designed to provide a 1" overhang. All tops are 1-3/4" thick and come ready to finish.
Once installed along the edge of your work surface, Dog Brackets let you enjoy the easy, versatile workholding capabilities of Armor Auto-Adjust Dog Clamps (e.g. 51910) and Dog Fences (e.g. 54926, both sold separately). Just slip your clamps or accessories into the dog holes for a variety of clamping arrangements. If you don't own a workbench with 3/4'' dog holes, these are an easy add-on. They can also be mounted to a workbench top with existing dog holes or to the legs to extend the clamping range and capabilities. High-quality anodized aluminum extrusionUse with any 3/4'' diameter dog holeMount with #8 wood screws (not included)
Use the EZSmart Deep Clamp on any of the EZSmart workbenches, tables and guide rails to secure your workpiece for machining. The clamps are designed to be used with all of the different EZSmart extrusions that have channels. In addition to fitting into the channel on the bottom of the guide rails, they can be used with tables such as the EZ-One Woodworking Center (54375, sold separately). Just slide them into the channel on top, underneath, on the side—just about anywhere you wish. Made in USA. Jaw accommodates material up to 4-1/4'' thickNon-marring PVC jaw tips prevent slipping or walking of materialIdeal for use on softer woods or finished surfacesSpring-loaded so the clamp stays open as you position materialApplies even pressure on joints for pocket hole assembly