I have just completed this great bench, What you need to understand is the tool till is at the same plane as the top of the bench. If you do large glue ups you will be using the whole 24″ deep bench. A top that is under 13″ will fit in a bench top planer.
One big thing I changed when building this bench was all the legs and horizontal supports are made from 3/4″ Russian birch – 11 ply plywood. What I was able to do was cut all my mortise and tenon joints and bridal joints using a plunge router and some simple jigs. Oh I liked it so much I talked my next door neighbor into making one so we built two at the same time.
Reply To: New Moravian workbench buildEarl Osborne2020-12-17T15:00:05-05:00