Work Bench Video Summary:
This video is great if you want to get a big picture over view of the options and methods for building different approaches to the work bench. This video don’t go cut by cut giving you dimensions and what step comes next. The focus of this video is the theory behind the build. Why they would build one version as compared to another and the big picture to think about before building each version. This video is definitely the video you should watch before deciding which kind of work bench you plan to build.
Work Bench Video Breakdown:
(0:36) – First example: mortise and tenon joinery for the heavy duty end of the work bench;
(1:59) – Draw-bolt joinery for the long distance between each end of the work bench;
(3:21) – Second example: L-shaped corners with MDF panel;
(3:47) – Face-block explanation;
(4:17) – Explanation for how to get the bench top flat and gluing mini-slabs;
(6:51) – Weekend work bench top build explanation with medium density fiberboard (MDF);
(9:01) – Clamping and vice solutions to add to any work bench;
(10:53) – Bench dog holes for pegs for use with your vice;
(11:42) – Traditional style work bench with a wood leg vice;
(12:30) – Tail vice for use with panels and long boards;
(12:48) – Explanation of square, recessed bench dog construction and use with the tail vice;
(15:26) – Storage cabinet for tools and accessories;
(16:19) – Vertical dividers and drawers for the weekend bench.
Unique Work Bench Video Clips:
(1:59) – I really liked how they showed the cross section for the draw-bolt joinery.
(5:40) – I liked how he explained how important it is for the mini-slabs to be glued on a flat surface.