Little John’s Flying Along!

by | Nov 23, 2012 | 2 comments

This is just a quick post today to say that we’ve been having a great response to the new ‘Little John Workbench’ and we would like to thank you for all of the support.

Update: At the present time we’re not building any workbenches for sale, however we have many resources on this website that will help guide you with your own workbench build.

Our English Workbench Video Series takes you step by step through a traditional bench build, starting out with a discussion on choosing the ideal dimensions, demonstrations of how to cut the joinery, right through to flattening your workbench top and building the face vice from scratch.

If you’d like us to guide you through your build with detailed videos and PDF plans, then you can find full details for this Workbench Series here.

Since launching the model for pre-orders we’ve now reached the limit that we were planning to make available in the first batch. As the enquiries are still coming in and we’ve spoken to a few people who are still making their mind up we’re extending the number that will be made in this February run. I know that 2013 still feels like a long way off but if you are interested it may be worth getting in touch sooner rather than later before we do close orders on this batch at which point the introductory price will see a slight rise.

Once we reach the new limit for February we will announce a date for the second run and any following orders will be added to this.

If you would like to check out details of the Little John Workbench please take a look at these previous posts Little John Workbench, When Bigger Isn’t Better.

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About Richard Maguire

About Richard Maguire

As a professional hand tool woodworker, Richard found hand tools to be the far more efficient solution for a one man workshop. Richard runs 'The English Woodworker' as an online resource and video education for those looking for a fuss free approach to building fine furniture by hand. Learn More About Richard & The English Woodworker.


  1. douglas

    Well done Richard and Helen. Having made an eight-footer some time ago, then made a 64″ a bit later (as you know), I have become convinced that small is very good indeed. Unless we make big things all the time, a sub-six foot is a brilliant bench I think… particularly for almost all cabinet makers, and especially those working in ‘realistic’ spaces. And you spend more time making, less walking 😉

    • Richard

      Hi Douglas, I know what you mean I’ve not long built a 10′ job and I expect you’d need trainers to work at that one! I must have lost 3 stone flattening it 😉


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