“Portable Moravian Workbench” Woodworking Plans


These are the extremely detailed  57 page digital plans for the popular Portable Moravian Workbench, 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 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).




Moravian Workbench plans exploded view


  • 57 page detailed woodworking plan
  • 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


A row of Portable Moravian Workbenches in the Wood and Shop Traditional Woodworking School

A Portable Moravian Workbench in Roy Underhill's Woodwright's School

The wooden leg vise of the Portable Moravian Workbench

The dovetailed tool tray for the Portable Moravian Workbench

The wedge for the Portable Moravian Workbench

Portable Moravian Workbench with a board and hand plane

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

The original antique Portable Moravian 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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