The Maguire ‘Empire’ is inspired by a workbench that formed the backbone of English woodworking for centuries & yet sadly began to disappear with the age of industry. This workbench is a testament to the phrase ‘less is more’ and demonstrates just how efficient simplicity can be.
Heavy Weight - Traditionally the bench would have been light, however to meet the needs of a whole variety of woodworkers I have given my
version a substantial 68mm thick top to give it a heavy weight and the two deep aprons tie everything together so the bench is solid and completely rack free. No Twist - Supports are added to the wooden guide in the face vice to ensure that the jaw simply can not twist or rack. What’s more these supports are fully adjustable so the vice can remain running true even after a lifetime of use. Intuitive Work Holding - Featuring two rows of dog holes, a central flip stop and a square bench stop, it is easy to hold work down to the top firmly and quickly using dogs, holdfasts & battens. In addition a small F-clamp can be fitted within the gap if the flip stop is removed. - A new video will be added here soon to help demonstrate a variety of workholding techniques.