Make a Mini-Workbench

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A little bench can be a big help for many woodworking tasks

A traditional workbench provides a solid platform that’s convenient for many tasks that require  leverage—like hand planing, for example. But a waist-high work surface isn’t ideal for other jobs that  require more finesse, or a closer view of the work. I built this benchtop workbench to handle woodworking operations that aren’t as comfortable or efficient when done at standard workbench  height. My mini-bench has saved my back while enhancing control and accuracy for all kinds of layout  and joinery work. When clamped to the big bench, the mini-bench becomes a sturdy platform that’s ideal for finicky routing work.

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