These plans and instructions provide all the information you need to
build two versatile adaptations of traditional workbenches. Printed on
high-quality 20 lb bond paper, the drawings are supplied rolled so you
can lay them flat. Illustrated instructions include tips and design modifications,
and are supported by supplementary materials on the Benchcrafted website.
Printed in USA.
Roubo workbench is based on a European
design from André Roubo's 18th century cabinetmaking text, L'Art
du Menuisier. This massive split-top bench offers excellent clamping
capabilities, incorporating a leg vise on the front and a tail vise at
one end (vises not included). The 87" long, 24" wide and 35" high bench
weighs over 300 lb if made from hard maple. Four pages of 20" x 30" dimensioned
drawings are supplied with a 28-page booklet of detailed instructions.
on historic examples, the Shaker workbench
provides plenty of built-in storage, with much of the base devoted to
cabinetry. It incorporates a leg vise, tail vise (vises not included)
and sliding deadman to offer a range of work-holding options. The 86"
long, 25" wide and 35" high bench weighs about 340 lb if made from hard
maple. Six pages of 20" x 30" dimensioned drawings are supplied with a
35-page booklet of detailed instructions.