nicholson workbench

A new beginning | Blog

Regarding the last entry, well things didn't go quite as planned, I was convinced to maintain minimal hours at my job, but all is well. I feel like having some sort of mandatory schedule may help me to keep things in perspective. On another note the Nicholson workbench build is moving along nicely, I have the legs and aprons finished, next I tackle the top. 

If you are interested in the plans, I have a downloadable sketchup model on my "Store" Page.

If you are considering building a workbench of your own, I highly recommend Christopher Schwarz's book: Workbenches : From design & theory to construction and use.

Nicholson workbench part 1 | How-To

So as both a right of passage as well as a necessity, I've started my workbench build. I've settled on a slightly modified version of Chris Schwarz's "English Workbench" in his workbench book.   Tool used list below.

I have also added free Google SketchUp plans I made to my website www.zhfabrications.com

Anyway, thanks for watching and let me know if you have any questions!

Tools used:
Delta Unisaw
Dewalt 20v Circular saw
General tools digital bevel guage
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Dewalt DW716 Miter saw
Dewalt DW618 plunge/fixed base router
Dewalt 4 1/2 angle grinder
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Titebond ii Wood glue
Fastcap Gluebot
Woodriver 5 1/2 bench plane
Dewalt 20v Drill
Porter cable forstner drill bit set
Watco Danish oil
Freud 10" Dado stack
DEWALT DW734 Planer
Swanson Speed Square

The Book:
Workbenches - Chris Schwarz