After discussing Logan's ongoing fascination with handsaws and lathes, the team discusses how workbenches actually get used based on their own work and the working patterns of Marc, Steve, and Dillon in the shop at Woodsmith.
Steve Johnson's workbench
Steve uses a one workbench as a workcounter, keeping tools, plans, and supplies close at hand. Another bench is the main worksurface.
Marc Hopkins' workbench
Marc uses his bench as a primary worksurface for handheld power tools, hand tools, initial assembly, and other fine work. Major assembly takes place at the assembly tables shown later.
Dillon Baker's bench
Design editor Dillon Baker uses his bench as a staging area for the work the occurs at various power tool stations and the assembly tables.
These bonus worksurfaces are put to work as a panel glueup surface and major project assembly.
We also compared a workbench to work counters from old stores, like the apothecary counter shown in this kitchen.
In addition to the workbench, Logan brought up the idea of a companion storage/staging area near a bench.
John designed this shop organizer for Woodsmith and we built one for the TV show where you can find the plans.
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