Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Benchcrafted Holiday Hours And A New Bench

In order to do our yearly inventory, clean our warehouse, and rearrange our Gobots display case, Benchcrafted will close on December 25. Normally we'd keep the Store page up so orders can be placed, but this time we're closing that down as well. We're doing this to improve our lead times and streamline our order fulfillment process.

We will reopen on January 1st, and orders can be placed at that time (we will also be closed for any shipping Jan. 6-11)

After the joyous task of inventory is complete, we're moving forward on our next offering. After six years (wow!) of offering our Split Top Roubo bench plans, we'd like to offer another set of plans for those on a tighter budget, or with simpler tastes and requirements. The Benchcrafted Classic will be based on the workbenches found in French vocational schools of the late19th and early 20th centuries. It's designed for a beginning or intermediate hand tool-centric woodworker who wants a serious bench with Benchcrafted precision workholding without breaking the bank on hardware or wood.

Expect this in the first half of 2016.


  1. It's interesting the {screwed-on?) end caps in the second photo that stand proud of the lower surface of the bench top. Do think that was for flatness? A vertical clamping surface?

    1. Good eye. Many of these benches had wagon vises installed, so maybe that was part of the mechanism, but simply didn't get spec'd when the school ordered/made the benches.


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