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“Portable Moravian Workbench” Woodworking Plans


These are the extremely detailed  57 page digital Moravian Workbench Plans, as featured in the best-selling video “Building the Portable Moravian Workbench with Will Myers”. Below you’ll find more details about these Moravian workbench plans, along with photos and a video preview of the Moravian Workbench. These Moravian workbench plans include very detailed views and measurements of all the parts and joints, including a cut list. These detailed DIY workbench plans also offer woodworkers a great project to refine their joinery skills with dovetailing, mortise & tenon joinery, and much more….and you end up with one of the most exciting workbenches in history! (Note, these are not paper plans, and they will not be shipped. You must download the digital file).



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Moravian Workbench Plans | Features

  • 57 page detailed Moravian workbench plans for woodworkers
  • DIY Workbench plans
  • Cut list with all the lumber measurements
  • Downloadable PDF format that’s great for printing or viewing on devices
  • Detailed measurements and exploded views
  • Colored concept views to show options
  • Detailed views and measurements of joinery
  • Measurements are in Imperial units (inches/feet)
  • Buy the accompanying Moravian Workbench build video here
  • Note, these are not paper plans, and they will not be shipped. You must download the digital file.
Plans for the portable Moravian Workbench

Moravian Workbench Plans | Photographs

A Row of Portable Moravian Workbenches buy Moravian Workbench Plans

Below are photographs of Moravian Workbenches that have been built by Joshua Farnsworth and Will Myers. These Moravian Workbench Plans will help you build your own Moravian Workbench with much greater ease.

A Portable Moravian Workbench in Roy Underhill's Woodwright's School buy moravian workbench plans for this diy workbench

These Moravian Workbench Plans are a great resource to accompany our video: “Building the Portable Moravian Workbench with Will Myers”. That video is a 7+ hour class on building the Portable Moravian workbench in your own woodworking shop.

Moravian Workbench Plans: The wooden leg vise of the Portable Moravian Workbench

The Moravian workbench is a great DIY workbench, and these photos will give you some great work bench ideas for when you build your own DIY workbench.

Moravian Workbench Plans: The dovetailed tool tray for the Portable Moravian Workbench

This DIY workbench features many woodworking joints, including dovetailed tool trays (see above), wedged mortise and tenon joints (see below), and many more.

Moravian Workbench Plans: The wedge for the Portable Moravian Workbench

These DIY workbench plans for the Moravian Workbench will help you build a lovely and functional workbench for using a hand plane to square your boards:

Moravian Workbench Plans: Portable Moravian Workbench with a board and hand plane

These Moravian Workbench Plans will also provide you with a DIY workbench that holds all your tools and offers stability when hand planing your wood.

Moravian Workbench Plans: Portable Moravian Workbench with handplane, chisels, and other hand tools for woodworking

The Moravian Workbench Plans are based on an antique Moravian workbench from the Old Salem Moravian settlement in North Carolina.

The original antique Portable Moravian Workbench

The angled workbench legs give the bench a lot more stability so you don’t have to have a heavier DIY workbench.

Hand Tools to Build the Moravian Workbench

Below you’ll find a list of tools that Will Myers recommends for building the Portable Moravian Workbench. You can also watch the excerpt from the full video below where Will mentions these tools. Visit our hand tool buyer’s guides (click here) to get specific brand recommendations for vintage and new hand tools.

  • Jack Plane (No. 5. Sharpened with camber)
  • Smoothing Plane (No. 4 or 4-1/2)
  • Jointer Plane (No. 7)
  • Block plane (low angle preferred, but normal will work if very sharp)
  • Moving Fillister Plane (optional, but very helpful) or Rabbet plane (w/ skewed iron)
  • Plow plane (Wooden or Stanley 45 are good)
  • Router Plane (optional)
    • Vintage Router Plane
    • New Router Plane
  • Shoulder Plane (Medium or Large…optional)
  • Carriage Maker’s Rabbet plane (10-1/2. Optional)
  • Screw Driver
  • Wax or Tallow for lubricating handplane soles (optional)
  • Holdfast (optional)


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