68 – Woodworking 101 Lesson 4 Build a Basic Bench

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In this video, we are going to jump right into the woodworking. This first project is a handy addition to any shop, large or small. This is a very basic workbench with a lot of features. It can be built with or without drawers, and I will walk you through every calculation of just how to make them.
I think there are many ways to learn woodworking, and the way that I prefer is a hands on approach. I think the quicker you can jump into a project, the funner it will be, and the faster you will learn. We are all going to make mistakes woodworking. And the best way to find that out, and get better is by starting with a project that has materials that aren’t too expensive. And, a project that will stay with you, is good too. This way you develop skill, so that by the time you are making for others, your quality has improved.
This bench has some features of fine woodworking projects as well. Such as the creation and installation of drawers. So all around, I think it’s a good starting point.

Things we used for this project:

~Circular Saw and Accessories
DeWalt Circular Saw
Circular Saw Blades
Clamping Straight Edge Saw Guide

~Drills, Impact Driver and Bits
DeWalt Cordless Drill Impact Driver Kit
Torx drive bits
Phillips drive bits
Milwaukee cobalt drill bit set
Countersink drill bit
Self centering Vix bit
Right angle drill attachment

~Router & Bits
Bosch Plunge Router kit
Chamfer router bit

DeWalt Jigsaw
Bosch Jigsaw Blade Kit

~Sanders and supplies
5” Random orbit sander
5” sanding discs 80 grit
5” sanding discs 100 grit
5” sanding discs 150 grit
5” sanding discs 220 grit

~Pin Nailer

Bessey Parallel clamp kit
Quick clamp squeeze clamp kit

~Measuring, marking and layout tools
Woodpeckers Square
Combination square
Dixon Ticonderoga pencil
Fat Max 6’ Measuring tape
Dewalt 9’ Measuring tape

Kreg Pocket Hole Jig
Drawer Slides 14” drawer slides

GRK Cabinet screws 1-1/4”
Kreg Screws (for ¾” ply)
Deck screws 2” long
Deck screws 1-5/8” long
Screws for drawer slides 5/8”

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