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Sturdy and solid -- nothing on this workbench is fragile. Even the metal vise features heavy wooden jaws, so it has a wide clamping surface and holds a pair of bench dogs.
There are two tricks to building a flat laminated bench top: laying out the boards properly and gluing them up. We've included some tips, techniques, and a simple jig for making this process as easy and accurate as possible.
Many readers responded to our request for snapshots of the projects they've built from past issues. Here's your chance to see the work of some fellow woodworkers.
This heirloom chest is just a box with a lid -- and a sliding tray inside. It'll give you a chance to use some traditional woodworking techniques and an old-fashioned finish.
If you've never cut dovetails by hand (or if you need a quick "refresher course"), here's our simple step-by-step method.
Nothing fancy here, just three boards. But don't miss the unique hanging system. About all you need for this project is a board foot of lumber and an evening to build it.