Building the 21st Centure Bench - Manini Style

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Blog series by FrankoManini updated 03-04-2010 08:03 PM 2 parts 3381 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Getting Started - Rough Lumber Arrives

03-01-2010 04:59 AM by FrankoManini | 4 comments »

A few years ago, I like so many others, caught a little thing called “The Handtool Bug”. It is an insidious affliction causing one to examine their shop essentials and workflow, and to open one’s wallet far too frequently. I thought a I had a grasp on things until I read Christopher Schwartz’s book, “Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use”. It was then that I realized how woefully inadequate my bench was for hand tool work. Afte...

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Part 2: Setting Up for the Work

03-04-2010 08:03 PM by FrankoManini | 1 comment »

I’ve been working some insane hours, and thankfully, I’ve managed to take a few days off to recouperate and re-focus for the next week or two, which could be just as nasty. The other night I went down to the shop to get some work done, and realized that I needed to do some cleanup. I spent a bunch of time getting tools put away, sharpened, and tuned. After reading this review to my bandsaw, I decided to make a modification to the saw that I had wanted to do for some time now....

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