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John Wills 118/05/2019 12:58:45
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I'm thinking my first project should be a workbench and browsing around an Axminster store a couple of days ago I came across Veritas plans for one. Are these any good? What are the alternatives?

Brian Barber21/05/2019 15:34:44
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Hi John,

I built my own bench from scratch, have a look at my album New Workbench, gives some details of construction. I don’t use plans just build as I go along. Best thing about building to your own design is that you can make it to fit your available space and include features that you want. My main requirement was two front vices and a solid top that I could clamp on to all around the bench, also storage space. Best tip is to use solid wood (beech in my case, 40mm thick) kitchen worktops for the top of the bench. These are nice and flat and stay that way.


John Wills 122/05/2019 14:26:41
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Hi Brian,

Thank you so much.

Interesting work!


Zoe Potter23/05/2019 12:16:15
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A workbench is next on my list of things to make once I finish off a few DIY jobs.

Thanks for the tip Brian. I never thought to use a kitchen worktop and they are so cheap on ebay.

Julian03/06/2019 20:08:23
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Hi John, A workbench is probably the most important item in anybody's workshop and a purpose made one will always be the best. Have a quick look at Paul Sellers You-Tube Site He has a couple of different benches on here all of which in my opinion are excellent and anyone can build them and modify them to their own needs and size.


John Wills 103/06/2019 23:38:32
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Hi Julian, thanks for information.

I’ll take a look



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