Budget Benchmaking


A short and sweet bench making class for those that want a space to work

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SKU: BCSW-BB Category:

Instructors:  Back Channel Staff

No tools, or prior experience, needed.

Saturdays and Sundays September 12th, 13th, 19th, & 20th, starting at 8 am until at least 5pm, possibly later.

Having a flat, sturdy bench that holds your work piece securely is essential for doing good work, but buying one is not easy. Good commercial benches are very expensive, and the affordable ones are not worth buying due to their light weight and bad vises. Careful work at the bench is vital.  Students wanting to progress quickly benefit greatly when they can practice between classes.

We designed this low-cost bench with simple joinery for ease and speed of construction.  It features a sturdy pine base and a hefty, 3 inch thick laminated benchtop made of particle board and MDF, protected by an hardwood edge. Even though every style of bench is a compromise and no bench is perfect, this could be the only bench you will ever need.  With a few shop made holding aids, you will be able to secure parts and components for any project.

We will have a limited number of used vises available for purchase.

Materials fee estimated at $125    Plus cost of your vise/vises