68 – How to Build a WorkBench Woodworking 101 Lesson 4

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68 – Woodworking 101 Lesson 4 Build a Basic Bench

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In this video, we are going to jump right into the woodworking. This first project is a handy addition to any shop, large or small. This is a very basic workbench with a lot of features. It can be built with or without drawers, and I will walk you through every calculation of just how to make them.
I think there are many ways to learn woodworking, and the way that I prefer is a hands on approach. I think the quicker you can jump into a project, the funner it will be, and the faster you will learn. We are all going to make mistakes woodworking. And the best way to find that out, and get better is by starting with a project that has materials that aren’t too expensive. And, a project that will stay with you, is good too. This way you develop skill, so that by the time you are making for others, your quality has improved.
This bench has some features of fine woodworking projects as well. Such as the creation and installation of drawers. So all around, I think it’s a good starting point.

Tools and supplies that we used in this build:
~Circular Saw and Accessories
DeWalt Circular Saw https://amzn.to/2JkScnC
Circular Saw Blades https://amzn.to/2KgxE0S
Clamping Straight Edge Saw Guide https://amzn.to/2Jj6o0i

~Drills, Impact Driver and Bits
DeWalt Cordless Drill Impact Driver Kit https://amzn.to/2HmUH8d
Torx drive bits https://amzn.to/2I2ur4s
Phillips drive bits https://amzn.to/2FgckVF
Milwaukee cobalt drill bit set https://amzn.to/2JqFXpw
Countersink drill bit https://amzn.to/2GG4nKB
Self centering Vix bit https://amzn.to/2KaP2nL
Right angle drill attachment https://amzn.to/2NGqLae

~Router & Bits
Bosch Plunge Router kit http://amzn.to/2F2GNYl
Chamfer router bit https://amzn.to/2HtuLfu

DeWalt Jigsaw https://amzn.to/2Hl5DYd
Bosch Jigsaw Blade Kit https://amzn.to/2HqM1h5

~Sanders and supplies
5” Random orbit sander https://amzn.to/2r3icfF
5” sanding discs 80 grit https://amzn.to/2I0xJVJ
5” sanding discs 100 grit https://amzn.to/2FhYodz
5” sanding discs 150 grit https://amzn.to/2r031nu
5” sanding discs 220 grit https://amzn.to/2Ki8jDQ

~Pin Nailer https://amzn.to/2PZF6QX

Bessey Parallel clamp kit https://amzn.to/2Hx75T9
Quick clamp squeeze clamp kit https://amzn.to/2JsVmpz

~Measuring, marking and layout tools
Woodpeckers Square http://amzn.to/2DfgEV1
Combination square https://amzn.to/2r1D9aH
Dixon Ticonderoga pencil https://amzn.to/2Jtjd8e
Fat Max 6’ Measuring tape https://amzn.to/2I1OQGD
Dewalt 9’ Measuring tape https://amzn.to/2r0ptwY

Kreg Pocket Hole Jig https://amzn.to/2Nbw7gW
Drawer Slides 14” drawer slides http://amzn.to/2ERGqCJ

GRK Cabinet screws 1-1/4” https://amzn.to/2CaxLLp
Kreg Screws (for ¾” ply) https://amzn.to/2oxopQ7
Deck screws 2” long https://amzn.to/2ND0FoD
Deck screws 1-5/8” long https://amzn.to/2CbTmmM
Screws for drawer slides 5/8” https://amzn.to/2NbehKT

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Roy Marable says:

Sorry I am a grouchy old man. I take things to seriously sometimes.
I do like the way you teach. That you let your children join you. I trust what you say because you have all of your fingers.

Ron Thornton says:

Another great project which will help me immensely with building my mobile table. Thanks.

Juan Colome says:

Amazing video. Very detailed and easy to follow. Thank you for sharing.

Fearsome Warrior says:

Absolutely love that you included the tools links. Wish more tubers did this or at least mention certain things.

Paul lindhag says:

Great little workbench! I have already "ordered" and downloaded your plans. Will fit well in my small shop in the garage. Thank you!

Carl Marsteller says:

great stuff again James …… Thank you

Roy Marable says:

Please please stop calling everything, “EXTREME!”.
You are very intelligent and a good teacher. Am I the only person put off by your overuse of extreme?
This is as bad when every thing was labeled “TURBO”.
Nuff said

Ordinary Woodworker says:

Mr. King, Another "Fine woodworking" video. Always a pleasure to watch and enjoy and I like how you narrate the process. Can't wait till the next part showing the bench top.

Smart Car in Belize says:

I have plenty of drawer slides, but none of the brackets to mount to the back. If I am making drawers with a 1/4 inch offset between the face frame and inner wall, it is "acceptable" to just use 1/4 inch plywood to fill the gap before installing the slides?

Alan Pinho says:

Very nice! Built one today very similar, and mounted a 6.5" woodworking vice on it. Still need to buy drawer slides and make drawers, will probably make one instead of two, then put some polyurethane on it. Might be the first project I've seen where you didn't use any glue.

Rock K. says:

You make it simple James. Thanks..

Terry alexander says:

Re: cutting the plywood on the TS. I thought you were supposed to only leave a very small part of the blade exposed above the cutting material. Looks like you have 2 to 3 inches exposed. A) Isn’t this dangerous and B) Should you be exhibiting this practice to new woodworkers?
Just my $0.02 worth.

Alfred Neumann says:

This is exactly my workbench, only mine is bigger. Thank you for showing us this one.

ابو انس says:

Very cool result

نتيجة رائعة جدا

Tom Holmes says:

James, assuming the overhang isn't enormous, why does Mike want such a narrow bench? Years ago, I made a monster bench following Paul Sellers series by hand, but I seriously over-estimated the size I needed. You know what happens to any large, flat surface in the shop. Oi. I'd like to use your plans to adapt to a hybrid outfeed/workbench table for the center of my workshop. It will probably be about 5' x 3', and I may repurpose some of the wood I laminated up for that build. Won't be doing that by hand again! Thanks so much for this series. I'm not a beginner, but I enjoy watching your video, no matter the intended audience. Your daughters are a treasure. Mine are uninterested in woodworking.

Janine Lew says:

Really nice! I like to see the girls building. Thanks for breaking down the drawer measurements on the graph paper. As a visual learner, that was a big help. Can casters be added? I'm assuming you would have to make the legs shorter?

Greg Flowers says:

thank you James; you have just given me my way to build my island for when i remodel my kitchen.

Oficina aprendiz de Marceneiro says:

Ótimo trabalho

Adrián Peralta says:

👍excellent 👏👏👏👏👏!

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