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Issue 84 Hardware & Supplies Sources

Classic Cabinet-Base Workbench

Classic Cabinet-Base Workbench

You'll need to find a fair amount of hardware to build the cabinet base workbench. Most of the basic items can be found at your local hardware store. But there are some items you'll probably need to order to complete the project.

The 2" x 1-3/8" antique, ball-tip hinges (00E08.05) I used to hang the center doors on the cabinet came from Lee Valley. And Rockler carries the cross dowels (31823) and shelf supports (33902) you'll need. The cherry knobs (88783) and magnetic catches (26559) came from Rockler as well.

You'll need a pair of vises for the workbench. The Veritas tail vise (70G09.01) and face vise (70G08.02) were both ordered from Lee Valley. The vises don't come with handles. So you'll need to make them or order them from Lee Valley (05G12.03). The Woodsmith Store also has these handles and vises.

To round out your workbench, you'll need to get some bench dogs. I used bench dogs (114141) that came from Highland Hardware. But you'll find that Lee Valley also carries bench dogs (05G02.01) that work well. It's a good idea to have the bench dogs in hand before you start work on the holes. That way, you can be sure they fit properly.


Woodsmith Store
Lee Valley

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