Go ahead—you deserve a bench that puts a smile on your face every time you use it. One that will last for ages. One that will become your workshop centerpiece. Designed in the tradition of northern European cabinetmakers, this beauty utilizes your existing skills to keep costs down. For example, you'll build the vises largely from wood. By carefully choosing lumber, properly seasoning it, and then machining it flat and square, you'll build an eye-catching and sturdy base from low-dough 2x6s.