I had been looking for a top solution for my French bench for a while but the cost or labor or both were giving me an issue. I had begun a base for the French bench but had no idea what I was going to do for the top. I had seen pictures and read of the English bench but had never seen one in person until WIA. What I saw really changed my perspective.
If you're supposed to source your workbench from what is cheap and readily available this suits that idea to a tee. What's cheaper in wood and more available than construction lumber. Also if you're just getting into woodworking it's easy to make one of these, just a few tools and some glue and screws and you have a stout workbench that can use a variety of work holding options.
|Hold fasts are indispensable|
Now for the real news, I'm going to make this a 2 sided bench so when looking from the other side there will be a planing stop and crochet on the left side as well. This will give the option of a variety of work holding options as well as the option to work with someone else as a partner bench.
|"Moxon" vise reclaimed from old bench tail vise|
I'm really going to try to remember to document this build with photos so stay tuned for more.