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YAWN – Yet Another Workbench Newbie

So after enough time to use up all the swear words on a Workmate, I figured enough was enough and it was time to buy a workbench.

Then I saw the prices for hand tool friendly workbenches and vigorously revisited that notion, and came across Paul Sellers’ videos and the Stumpy Nubs 2×6 Roubo build and all the other builds out there, and like every newbie ever, decided to do something slightly more complicated than was strictly necessary (because hey, it’s fun).

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A Black&Decker workmate is useful if you have nothing else, but I’m not going to be able to plane a lot of stock on it because it jumps about the place so much. These sawhorses should help. Simple construction using mitre joints, half-laps, housing joints, glue and cut nails. Not hugely special; definitely hugely useful.… Read the rest

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