Making Workbenches: * Planning * Building * Outfitting
  • Making Workbenches: * Planning * Building * Outfitting
  • Making Workbenches: * Planning * Building * Outfitting

Making Workbenches: * Planning * Building * Outfitting

by Sam Allen
     
 

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"A workbench isn't simply a table or surface for assembling work—it's a tool that must itself work actively along with the person using it....Explore the common materials used to make workbenches, the basic construction methods, and several traditional bench designs, including a joiner's bench and a classic Scandinavian-style cabinetmaker's bench....instructions… See more details below

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"A workbench isn't simply a table or surface for assembling work—it's a tool that must itself work actively along with the person using it....Explore the common materials used to make workbenches, the basic construction methods, and several traditional bench designs, including a joiner's bench and a classic Scandinavian-style cabinetmaker's bench....instructions and plans for...a number of bench accessories such as drawers and storage bases, hold-downs, bench hooks, a shop stool, and a carver's screw....A useful primer for woodworkers ready to tackle construction of their first serious workbench...."—Woodshop News. ". . . be a very fine reference source. . . .a wide variety of design

No single workbench design is ideal for everyone. Whether you need room to assemble large pieces of furniture or special clamps to secure the parts of smaller projects, you can create your own perfect workbench with the help of this informative handbook. Learn the different types of bench available, and select the kind that's best for you. Then, using basic woodworking skills, build a sturdy and versatile joiner's bench or a classic cabinet-maker's bench, and adapt it to meet your needs. Make the most of space by incorporating storage drawers and a cabinet into its base. See what types of vise are available and how to install them, and outfit a bench with all necessary tools and supplies. Once it's built and set up, find out how to use your new "tool" for planing, joinery, power tool operations, and project assembly - making work easier and faster. Discover how to design specialty benches for furniture making, carving, veneering, chairmaking, guitar making, and other crafts. With a good-quality, practical, customized workbench, your woodworking can become better and more efficient than ever before.

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“A useful primer.” —Woodshop News
“A very fine reference source...valuable.”—Fine Tool Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402741937
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
858,938
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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