Lee Valley Tools Woodworking Newsletter
Vol. 2, Issue 5
May 2008
From the Archive

Excerpt from Farm Workshop Guide, 1947.

Portable Workbench

On the farm there is a lot of repair work that cannot be taken indoors to the workbench. The sketch shows a simple way of taking the workbench to the job.

Portable workbench

This portable workbench is sturdily constructed of old pieces of lumber and two old plow wheels or other similar wheels that may be available. A box is built into one end to hold the necessary tools, while a drawer to hold bolts, nails, screws, etc. may be placed at the other end if desired. The side rails extend at the end opposite the wheels to serve as handles when the bench is being moved.

The whole structure should be rigidly built and the wheels must fit tightly to secure a firm surface.

Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an article published in 1947. It describes what was recommended in accordance with the knowledge and practices of the day. While reading it, please consider this fact.

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