Wordworking Bench

Workbench done

This is latest finished project. It is a European style bench with a Veritas twin screw side vise and a single screw front vise. It has a very deep tool well with holes so that you can clamp things to the table from the tool well.
The wood is quarter sawn white oak and Kentucky coffee bean. Coffee bean is the most miserable wood to work with that I have run into so far. The wood was leftover from a weaving bench that I made for my wife so I thought I would get rid of it by laminating up a bench. I will not work with that stuff again.
The white oak is finished with Rockler’s Mission Stain and the coffee bean is a clear polyurethane

Workbench 3_4 unfinished

Building the vises onto the bench

Workbench Support

The stand is also QSWO and coffee bean.  The center support trench shows the slots that let you use clamps in the middle of the bench after it is assembled.  You can see the vise jaws in the background drying after the stain.

Workbench Front Vise

Front vise is from Veritas as are the brass bed bolts

Workbench Twin Vise

The end vise is the twin screw from Veritas