Here is the base of my workbench under construction. The bench is the first major project I made in Germany. My woodworking goals for my time spent in Germany were primarily focused on honing my hand tool skills. This is the perfect opportunity, since I left all of my big power tools in storage in the states. The base is made from beech (European beech, of course) with Mahogany wedges driven into through tenons of the mortise and tenon joints.