In learning traditional (or old tool) woodworking, the workbench is a very basic but
necessary tool. It serves not only to support the work but also acts as a clamping system
as well.  The following areas  are about the bench that I built, which is based loosely on
several 1700's vintage benches that I have seen.  In additon there is are pages with pictures
and plans of other workbenches as well as one on treadle lathes.

Discussion of how I built my workbench
Plans for my workbench
Tips on how I use the bench
Page of plans and pictures of other workbenches

 Last updated 12/02/2008