The London School of Furniture Making: Portable Workbench Course

Portable Workbench Course

LEVEL: Intermediate*
DURATION: 3 Days
COST: £495

Image of small workbench with clamps and a Veritas plane

One of the most important tools in the workshop is a decent workbench. At some time or other, most of us have tried to work on a wobbly Black and Decker WorkMate or heaven forefend the dining room table only to find out quite quickly, what poor substitutes they are for the real thing.

This sturdy little workbench is designed to give you a solid, portable, easily stowed away work surface with the functionality of a full-sized bench. You can clamp it to any work surface of a suitable height, with G or F cramps.

The vice is big enough to hold modest sized pieces for sawing, chiselling and planing. The bench itself is compact but can support activities like chopping out mortices and making dovetails.

This bench makes a worthwhile addition to your existing set-up because it raises your work to a comfortable height which in turn helps to prevent back and neck pain.


Image of small workbench, with moxon vice.


The overall size is around 600mm long, by 450mm deep by 220mm high.



* Intermediate level courses are suitable for anyone who has attended one of our Basic Skills Planing or Joinery classes or something similar at a different school. If you don't know your face side from your face edge, or what these terms mean, then you would be better served by booking a place on one of our Basic Skills classes before joining this class.