Stanton Bench Plans Mark II
Build Your Own MFT-Style Bench for Under $150
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The plans are very intuitive and produce a great product.
This product is everything it advertises as being. Excellent idea and well laid out, clear plans. A versatile bench for a variety of tasks
This plan is reasonably priced and is delivered as a computer download. I downloaded it to my iPad with no problems whatsoever. It contains both an Imperial and a Metric plan. Both plans printed out easily and were very legible and easy to read for those who wish to have a hard copy. However, the downloaded version, also, is equally usable and can be navigated easily on the iPad and/or computer.
The plans are precise and easy to understand. For those who have purchased plans in the past that have not really been quality work, I think you will be highly satisfied with these plans. They are professional in nature and should meet most people's expectations.
I have no hesitation in recommending this product to others.
Lots of clever ideas well presented. My next project will be to build a Stanton Bench.
As I am the person who invented the Stanton bench, you may feel that this review isn't worth reading, but I will let you be the judge.
I have had the Stanton bench in my workshop for a little over 2 months and found a few things that I love about it.
1. No dog holes drilled in any of my "Expensive" work tops.
2. The dog holes and T track work in harmony with each other, especially if you own a track saw and pocket hole jig. The T track is for locking things down such as a drill vise, dowel maker or any jig that is best held with a couple of small T bolts, instead of a clamp through one of the dog holes. Also very handy for holding small items protruding past the edge of the bench that require a biscuit joiner or domino.
3. The dog holes are fantastic for not only aligning a guide rail or track to create a perfect 90 or 45 degrees cut, but also to hold a myriad of clamps to restrain work pieces while sanding or assembling.
Add the TSO MTR-18 TRIANGLE and every angle is covered.
4. The front apron or skirt allows me to plane edges, apply edge banding, controlled drilling into edges. It also allows me to use the guide rail support that I designed as an accessory to the Stanton bench.
One of the big features that is proving invaluable is that none of my laminate tops have had any marks left on them. This also applies to anyone's kitchen benches that I have used the Stanton bench on.
Being able to "knock" it down to a flat pack for transporting in my little hatchback car is fantastic.
I am also very happy that I included the 3 cushion strips to the top and may add a fourth towards the rear.
Whilst I don't use the Moxon vise as much as I thought I would, there are times when it's very gentle and secure grip are definitely an asset, especially when clamping items with a high gloss finish.
I hope that this review helps you when you make your decision about purchasing the plans.