I finished my workbench a couple of weeks ago and here it is. Made entirely with hand tools from pretty ratty pine 4x2s from my local builders merchant. It probably took me about 3 months of evenings and weekends and I couldn’t be happier with it. I mean it’s not perfect, you could probably fit your arm in some of the gaps, but it’s solid and flat and I made it.
Thank you Paul for remotely teaching me the skills to achieve this.
I got the Record 52 1/2 quick release vise from a car boot sale for £10 covered in rust. Cleaned up and repainted it works great, very lucky find!