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of Workbench Wisdom in One Book! With this book, your very first workbench will do everything you need it to do--possibly for the rest of your woodworking career! Encompassing years of historical research and real-world trials, Christopher Schwarz boils down centuries of the history and engineering of workbenches into basic ideas that all woodworkers can use.Learn how to design your own world-class workbenchLearn the fundamental rules of good workbench design that have been largely forgottenLearn how to build an inexpensive and practical bench that hasn't been in widespread use for over 100 yearsLearn how to properly use any workbenchThese old-school benches are simpler than modern benches, easier to build and perfect for both power and hand tools.Beginning woodworkers can build either of these benches. The technical drawings are clear and show every detail. Using the step-by-step instructions, you will be amazed at how easily these workbenches can be constructed.
Every workbench should allow the woodworker to easily work the edges, faces and ends of boards, however most benches built during the last 100 years fail on at least one of these tasks. Workbenches is the only book that shows the reader how to design and build a good workbench and most importantly, how to use it in their shop for all sorts of tasks. This book dives deep into the historical records of the 18th and 19th centuries and breathes new life into traditional designs that are simpler than modern benches, easier to build and perfect for both power and hand tools. Two venerable designs are provided as basic skeletons and the knowledge presented shows woodworkers how to design custom workbenches, perfect for their style and method of woodworking.