Well it's been a long time coming but I finally finished my traditional hard maple workbench. I had wanted to built a good sturdy bench ever since I started woodworking about a half dozen years ago. I saw a plan in Woodsmith Magazine (No. 173) some time back and decided that was the bench I wanted. I could have made the bench from cheaper materials but I only wanted to do this one time (at least that's what I'm saying at this point in time). Here is the result.
I have a complete building process article on my website if interested in how the project went. You can find it at: http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com/Workbench.php