Because of the simplicity of the Classic Workbench, all components are offered ala carte. To build the Classic Workbench you only need four items: The printed plans, a Classic Leg Vise (Retro or Solo, plans use Solo), Planing Stop, and at least one holdfast.
To keep things simple, weve outfitted the workbench with only one vise: the Classic Leg Vise. For working the edges of boards, the Classic is a joy to use. For working the faces of boards, our Planing Stop is a quick and efficient way to get the job done, and coupled with a does foot and holdfast you can plane across boards with ease. For working the ends of smaller boards the leg vise can be used, but for larger work like dovetailing, we use and recommend the Moxon vise. For longer edge work, simply attach a batten to the right leg with a holdfast to support the workpiece. Weve found that a deadman is not necessary for the majority of work, especially on a bench of this length.
The Benchcrafted Classic Workbench design will serve most any woodworkers needs with ease.
For more in-depth information, please download our Classic Workbench Construction Notes.