Ideal Woodworking Workbench Sizes & Dimensions

Thick and large traditional woodworking workbench

Do you know the ideal dimensions for a woodworking workbench? Well, if you don’t know, you’re not alone, for almost all beginners in woodworking ask this question more often. However, if you are only recently jumpstarting your woodworking career, it will be best to begin by building your workbench according to the ideal dimensions suggested … Read more

What is Band Clamp?

Clamping patterns and styles that a strap clamp can do.

A band clamp also known as strap clamp, of course, is perfect for clamping large and irregularly shaped objects. Likewise, it is ideal for holding the moldings as you connect them together. A band clamp is like the ratchet straps utilized to tie down loads. The strap gets looped around the assembly. Afterward, it is … Read more

Types of Woodworking Hand Planes

Simple and classic wood hand planes.

Earlier last year, I challenged myself to build a cabinet for my wife. As a beginner, I started thinking of buying a workable hand plane to actualize this incredible project. I also began searching online for beginners’ best hand planes, knowing that I would need one to make a good finish for the cabinet’s components.   … Read more

Best 90-Degree Woodworking Corner Clamps

Different ways of clamping 2 pieces of wood in the right 90 degree corner.

Unless you have seen and used a 90° corner clamp, you might assume that making a perfectly right-angle connection is difficult. The reality is that it is frustrating to hold two wood pieces together at a right angle when joining them. Yet, if you have a right-angle or corner clamp, joining two wood pieces at … Read more

Best Pipe Clamps for Woodworking

Different ways and methods to clamp woods with pipe clamps when glueing multiple wood pieces together.

One valuable clamp you should have in your clamp arsenal is the pipe clamp. You can use the pipe clamps in a variety of woodworking projects. They come in handy as an alternative to bar clamps. You can also use them in projects that spring clamps can’t handle easily. Besides, they are tighter and more … Read more

Best Wood Panel Clamping Systems

You might be just kickstarting your woodworking career, and now you're asking why you need the best wood panel clamping systems in your woodworking projects.

You might be just kickstarting your woodworking career, and now you’re asking why you need the best wood panel clamping systems in your woodworking projects. Well, there are succinct reasons why you need these wood panel clamping systems, and one reason is that it enables you to achieve the necessary optimum clamping pressure for joints … Read more

Best Light for Workbench for 2023

Different types of workbench lightings for garage or workshop.

The best lights for workbench should be easy to install and cost-efficient. They should also be easy to adjust and focus on your working area. Moreover, they should be portable and come with features that allow you to optimize their usage.  You might not think about it that much, but your level of safety when … Read more

Best Rubber Mats for Workbench Top

Measuring the size and dimension of top layer top needed for the workshop bench top.

Recently, I needed to retire my old workbench mat because it seemed to have seen its better days. So, I started looking around for a quality replacement. I understood perfectly that a workbench utility rubber mat is crucial to protecting my workbench top. It could help secure my workbench from damage by preventing dents and … Read more

How to Mount a Woodworking Vise

Methods of mounting different types of woodworking vise.

Are you spending time trying to figure out how to install woodworking vise to your workbench? If you do, you’re not alone, for when I was just kickstarting my woodworking career, one of the things that challenged me most was the installation process of my woodworking vises. Since the muscle of your workbench depends on … Read more