I don't have a traditional workbench yet but as T reminded me, I'm not interested in building workbenches.. I want to make furniture so this week I'm going to look at buying a hard maple butcher block top to put on top of some sort of solid base to get started.
I have all my hand tools organized in a fashion that makes them accessible and organized. The only hand tools that I use on a regular basis but are not incorporated above my bench are my files and rasps which I store in tool rolls that easily store under the bench when not in use. I'm in the process of wrapping up a cherry file organizer that will be integrated above my workbench in the next week.
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I have two nice Wilton vises built into my bench that allow me to clamp longer boards or just have a spare if I have a glue up in progress. My current bench is way to short and really doesn't agree with my back. An adjustable chair has made things easier but I need something much taller considering I'm 6' 2". The 30" height does work well with hand planing.