With the negligible exceptions of squaring the ends and boring a few more holes (for holdfasts or otherwise), my workbench is officially done.
After the new benchtop extension, the workbench is officially 22.5″ deep (plus 1/8″ or so in places along the still-rough back edge). I know I will eat these words sooner rather than later, but 22.5″ almost feels too deep.
My last workbench, the Stent Panel (i.e., stretcherless) knockoff, was only 19″ deep. Before that, I worked primarily off a 10″ deep clamp-on slab with two planing stops and holdfast. And before even that, there was my Milkman’s Workbench. See here for a size comparison of the two. I got all the way back to the middle of 2014 for when I last had a workbench deeper than 19″ (it was 23.75″). That’s a long time ago. I’m sure I’ll get used to it again
I promised everyone pictures of pegs going into holes, so here you go.
Are you sick of phallic double entendre yet? Me neither.