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

Best Wood Vises for Workbench 2023

Woodworking workbench vise

When asked about the most essential woodworking equipment, many would say that the table saw or the bandsaw is their most important tool. Yet, woodworking isn’t about having only a single most important tool. It is all about having an arsenal of woodworking tools. These tools should work together to let you achieve your woodworking … Read more

Best Placement for Locking Casters

Locking caster positions for table and bench.

The introduction of heavy-duty casters with specialized features like brakes has significantly improved the movement of heavy objects. Imagine, for example, that you need to move your heavily set workbench, but you’re all alone. Without enough helping hands, you will find it hard to budge your heavy workbench, even for an inch. But if you … Read more

Best Plywood for Workbench Top

Making workbench top with plywood.

A workbench top may be constructed from any type of plywood that you can find on your marketplace. However, specific plywood provides features you don’t need at a price you shouldn’t have to pay. Additionally, plywood materials like particleboard and OSB (also known as wafer boards) on the opposite end of the spectrum aren’t sturdy … Read more

Best Workbench Dog Hole Clamps 2023

Woodworking clamps for dog hole workbench.

The bench dog hole is often a point of debate among woodworkers, and most discussions or arguments revolve around the questions: What should be the diameter of the holes? Is there a standard spacing between dog holes? Which dog hole clamps are best to use? Such questions often elicit different and conflicting answers from various woodworkers. But … Read more

10 Types of Woodworking Vises

Different types of woodworking vises in the workshop.

Imagine yourself cutting or drilling laboriously on a wood piece that keeps on moving and wobbling. You will indeed find it hard to cut straight or drill onto that wood piece with precision. Such a scenario is not ideal when working on a particular wood. But this could happen if you do not have woodworking … Read more

Best Finish for a Workbench

Apply finish coating on the woodworking workbench.

As someone who has been working with different types of wood for several years, I am still surprised at why many woodworkers prefer solid and hard butcher-block workbench tops over softwood. The thing is, if you don’t want to dent or ding your project, you need bench tips with softer wood. But if you have … Read more