Which Hand Tools Do You Need for Building a Workbench?

//Which Hand Tools Do You Need for Building a Workbench?

Inside Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s School, Will Myers shares his recommendation on which hand tools he uses to build a traditional workbench. This is a great practical guide for overall hand tool selection for many different projects.


This video is a free tutorial that comes from the DVD “Building the Portable Moravian Workbench with Will Myers” (buy it here).


You can get free Moravian Workbench plans (here) and watch the video demonstration of the workbench here:

You can register to take Will’s class by visiting this link. Here are a couple photos that I took of the workbench during the video shoot:







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About the Author:

Joshua loves mixing his passion for traditional hand tool woodworking with his ability to teach in a simple manner. He lives on a small farm in Earlysville, Virginia with his wife and four children, and builds furniture in his workshop / woodworking school.

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This site is an amazing resource. I find hand woodworking so enjoyable and having a resource online that can fill in the gaps is most helpful. Thank you.

Keep ’em coming!

I’ll enter your clamp contest, I like your site so much (I don’t usually enter contests). If I don’t win the clamps, how about the video: DVD: “Building the Portable Moravian Workbench with Will Myers” 2-Discs, the shirt “Stanley 45 Combination Plane”, and the mug Stanley 45 Combination Plane Mug (Blue).

So long from NJ,USA

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