I received another email about this article today. I did not know that as many people were reading (and would remember) the articles I posted at the now defunct WK Fine Tools until they were not there any longer.
In the year of our Lord 2013 I took on a rare for myself commission to build a Nicholson style workbench. While this is not my favorite workbench design it is a very good one. Personally, I like a thicker top than this bench has, but for majority of furniture work this bench will get it done in fine style. Best of all, most any home center stocks the materials to make it. This version also breaks down to make transport a little easier. Folks have built many versions on this bench in the past decade or so, the article below was my take on it.
The PDF of the article: Nicholson Workbench