Ultimate Workbench Pt 2 archive

Wednesday 10 September 2008

The workbench gets finished with dogs and a vice

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Just because a workbench is hidden away doesn't mean it has to be kept plain and I took trouble shaping the lower ends of mine so that it would be an object of pleasure for ever. There is almost no limit to the ornamentation that you could put on your bench and this also gives you a chance to play with ideas and techniques that only you need see. When I was happy with the overall look I got down to accommodating the all-important holding devices.

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David Preece

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"There is almost no limit to the ornamentation that you could put on your bench"

Top Tips

- Take care handling the vice as it will be heavy and probably greasy. Clean off most of the grease with spirits so the vice can be gripped by its bars
- A cardboard template could make the job a bit easier