Workbench built by Johan S., Schweden
Johan S. built a workbench with some items he bought from us (2 york large front vices, Gramercy Tools holdfasts and Sjöbergs benchdogs.
This bench is made for lefthanded people since he is lefthanded. The bench itself is made from beech wood and jatoba with some small walnut strips, the benchtop is 80 mm thick with a 120 mm thick skirting going all around the bench, it is 2310 mm long and 620 mm deep. Both vicejaws and the endcaps on the bench are made from jatoba. Underneath the bench he built a cabinet with 4 drawers and 2 doors for storing items used often at the bench.
The whole cabinet is made from plywood and can be lifted out of the base of the workbench in case that it is no longer needed there anymore. He also left a pretty good gap between the tabletop and the first stretcher so that the cabinet top works as a handy storage for tools currently in use. (everyone knows how fast you fill your worktop with tools otherwise). On the drawers he decided to use fulllength drawer extentions for smooth running and so everything can be reached with no problems.
The legs and stretchers are both flush with the tabletop for added surface to clamp to ( so a door can be clamped to the bench with no problems). The bench is using 19 mm dogholes, both the front and end vice open 250 mm and are 620 mm along its length. He says "all in all im really satisfied with the bench and the hardware i bought for it".