- The video helps... Review by Donald
I have recently completed the 21st Century Workbench and love it. The DVD is worth having along with the article in the Oct 2008 magazine. You get a little extra help in the vid that can't be completely covered in the article.
I chose to build mine with 8' long hard maple tops that i purchased from Highland Hardware (4" thick). The undercarriage and boxes are alder which was what i found available out here in the hinterlands of California. The guys in the East have all the good wood it seems.
(Posted on 11/20/13)
- A sturdy and practical design! Review by Wood Talk Review Show
Bob Lang shows us how to build his 21st Century Workbench, a sturdy and practical design that should suit just about any woodworking style. The bench can be knocked down and employs wedged dovetail joints to hold everything together. Bob confidently guides us through his building process at a reasonable pace. Unfortunately, there are a few significant details left out of the demonstrations or a shortcut is taken by showing the finished product and simply stating what was done. However, this is counter-balanced by a nice package of DVD ROM extras including PDF plans, a SketchUp plan, and slideshows. A guest appearance by Chris Schwarz was nice and the subsequent vise discussion was a welcome surprise. But the time spent on this “extra” might have been better spent on elaborating on more project details. Given the total package though, just about anyone should be able to build this bench successfully with this DVD.
(Posted on 2/1/13)
- DVD: Build the 21st-century Workbench Review by Gary Kvasnicka
Well Done! If only my shop were larger I would build this bench.
(Posted on 5/11/09)