360w360 E.91 – Workbench Leveling

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bench_levelingIn this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, the 360 guys talk about leveling or flattening a workbench top.

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5 thoughts on “360w360 E.91 – Workbench Leveling

  1. Why don’t you talk about something useful?

    1. Wesley,

      In a world where woodworkers are bombarded with free information, sometimes ideas are presented that guide folks in the wrong direction. Time spent in the shop doing something that doesn’t need to be done – except in extreme instances – is wasted.

      By informing our listeners that we have not, and do not, spend time leveling our workbench tops, we hope to make their time in the shop more productive. By doing this, we have provided something useful. We’re sorry that you did not see it.

      1. Glen

        You are quite right to guide woodworkers through the thicket of information, which indeed is often more like a blizzard. And for me to suggest that it was not useful wasn’t helpful at all; I should have suggested an different subject that I found interesting. Frankly it was a tone I thought I heard that seemed rather snarky towards other writers of woodworking blogs that I found especially irritating. But my sarcastic shot back was not only unhelpful, but ungenerous as well. Please accept my sincere apology, and do keep up the conversations.

  2. Thank you for confirming my belief in this topic.
    I built my bench as flat and stout as possible and haven’t looked back since.
    So far, it’s worked just fine.


  3. Did it once when built (mine and 6 more for the KCWG shop). Check them once a year. Mostly just need CLEANING off the glue. Maybe a little bit of touch up along the edges too in case it got dinged up too much.

    So far the biggest problem has been people sitting on the corner of the bench to yak about things and they’ve buggered a vice chop so it is no longer co-planer to the bench.

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