•Luthier's Workbench •
63" W x 29 3/4" T x 30" D
38 Hours

The railing on the front vise is held secure with a through-wedged tenon. When in use the vise is kept parallel by inserting a bronze pin into the proper hole on the railing.
The tail vise is designed specifically to hold plates for violins, violas and cellos. The 4" wide vise has mighty holding power inside the jaws.
Traditional mortise and tenon joinery is used in the trestle style base. The side rails are permanently glued and pinned in place. The front and back rails are made removable for ease in transportation.


Made of Hard Maple and Rosewood. Finished with Waterlox varnish and wax.

Designed by Roman Barnas, head of the violin department at North Bennet Street School, these benches were made to outfit the school with a proper work surface for students in the department. Thirteen benches were made in all, seven being for the school and six for graduating students.

Photos of the benches in the making...