How the Adjustable Height Workbench Works

Adjustable Height Workbench Design - How and Why - Updated!

I designed the Adjustable Height Workbench in 2007. In about 2010 I uploaded an incredibly simple YouTube video showing how it operates. That first video is incredibly out of date, and my today's standards it is almost unwatchable. I've planned…
DIY Workbench
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8 DIY Workbench Mistakes

A work bench is an important part of a wood workers garage or workshop. It should be sturdy, easy to work with, and help make your shop time more enjoyable. Here are a few common mistakes you should avoid while designing and building your…
Workbench Plans
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Why You Should Build Your Own Workbench

It is almost a rite of passage that at some point in time a woodworker should construct their own workbench. While it can seem like a bit of a daunting task--especially since you will ultimately rely on it for all of your future woodworking…
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Why and How I Designed the Adjustable Height Workbench

Why I Designed this Workbench: I had a few problems with my first workbench.   It was too low for carving or for detail work, it was too high for assembly, it was also too high to sit behind my table saw, and it was difficult to move around.  …
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How to Use Reclaimed Wood for Building a Workbench

Building a workbench from reclaimed wood is both easy to do and easy on the wallet. You can gain even more in character of appearance if you source reclaimed wood for your project. While reclaimed wood has grown into a trendy choice for interior…
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Live Wood Veneering Demonstration!

Click Here to Watch the Full Veneering Demonstration Russel Claridy of Simply Wooden Creations invited me to present a live wood veneering demonstration on his weekly YouTube show, "Let's Talk Shop With Russ"  I was honored to have…
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How to Start Woodworking From Your Home Garage

A very special thanks to  Paul Moore at Woodworkboss.com for submitting this great guest posting for the Jack Bench Blog!! How To Start Woodworking From Your Home Garage You want to take up woodworking in your home garage, but you…
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David Marks DVD Give-A-Way - Very Easy to Enter the drawing!

David Marks is a woodworking genius and more importantly, he is a great person.  A while back I spent an entire day with his at his studio in Santa Rosa, CA.  While I was there we filmed a video where he demonstrated turning a 400 pound…

Andy Birkey Interview

Andy Birkey’s life sounds like something straight out of the movies, but with no hint of the Hollywood fakery.  Just one example of what I am talking about; When he was 22 years old he fearlessly walked into the Miami airport with just…
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How to temp. a Metal Vise on a Woodworking Workbench

I have a very nice woodworking workbench.  My bench is adjustable height, has a built in mobile base, bench dogs, a twin screw vise on one end and a quick acting face vise on the other end.  It is a fantastic bench for woodworking, which…
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Big News about Woodworking in America and Woodworker’s Guild of America!

I have two big announcements this week. Neither are directly related to workbenches, but they are both solid woodworking topics!  The first is that I finally decided to attend the Woodworking In America Conference held on September 16-18…
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Slab Coffee Table w/Carved Tree Trunk Base – Complete Build! 5 parts in 1!

Watch Complete Build on YouTube A few months ago I made a slab coffee table.  It was quite an undertaking and I have 4 other articles on this woodworking project.  This video is an overview of the entire build process!  This…