By Hrvoje Hrncic from Zagreb / Croatia
Added on July 21, 2013
I live in town but I have a grandpa’s house in a village. I love woodworking and I make little projects whenever I can. I think every woodworker needs to have a workbench so one day when I was cleaning out old boards at my grandpa’s house I found oak boards (they were part of an old bridge) and I decided to make big project and build a European style workbench.
I don’t have a combination of machines so I went to old woodworker to help me build it with his machines and knowledge. He told me what to do and I did it. I had some wood (for legs) and I had to buy wood for the tabletop. Thickness of tabletop is 7,5 cm, vices were ordered from Czech Republic because there aren’t any in Croatia to buy.
Table is made from European style workbench plans by Frank Klaus, but with a few modifications (no holes on end vice, different leg connection with no screws). Dimensions of the table are 7,5cm x 45cm (80cm at shoulder vice) x 220 cm. The finish is linseed oil in 3 coats. Table top is really heavy (I think about 80-90 kg), and because of that the table is rock solid. It did take me one year to finish it but I think the end result is great!