Workbench by Christopher Guest

63 1/2” long, 29” wide, 38” high. My first hand-planing, real woodwork project, following Paul’s blog and youtube videos. Started with rough-sawn unspecified softwood timber. Learned so much along the way, mistakes and all: it took weeks, but now finally having a solid base is really something. As well as Stanley #4’s used old wooden jack and trying planes bought on eBay in a job lot of a carpenter’s tools, with the names of previous owners stamped on them. Another very lucky purchase was the Record 52 1/2 vice which I restored. Sapele linings for the vice jaws, oak wedges for the leg frame housings: an introduction to the qualities of different woods.