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Blog series by Tomcat1066 updated 01-30-2008 12:55 PM 3 parts 6818 reads 25 comments total

Part 1: Starting to plan

01-07-2008 06:44 PM by Tomcat1066 | 12 comments »

OK, so I’ve run my mouth a few times here, and everyone has been great. This is truly a great community, and so I figured this would be as good a place as any to document every step of my workbench project. First, a bit of background. I will probably not start this until moving into the new house with it’s 6’x6’ storage room that will be my workshop. It’s going to be…cozy I guess…in that room. I’ve opted to use hand tools primarily (docum...

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Part 2: The Next Step

01-20-2008 05:12 AM by Tomcat1066 | 7 comments »

This past Tuesday, Chris Schwarz’s Workbench book showed up on my doorstep. Needless to say, Tom is a happy camper. It was read completely before bed that night. Yeah, I’m pathetic. Going into the book, I had a deep affection for the English Workbench that Chris built, and was eager to build my own version. After reading the book though, I still want to. However, until/unless my tiny shop situation changes, I don’t think that’s a good idea. Instead, I’...

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Part 3: The Hybrid

01-30-2008 12:55 PM by Tomcat1066 | 6 comments »

This morning I awoke to the meows of a hungry cat. This is fairly typical. She knows that I get up at 5:00 AM during the week, so she makes sure I don’t oversleep. This is usually a good thing, except she does the same thing on weekends. Anyways, I digress. After feeding the cat, I pop over to Chris Schwarz's blog on the Woodworking magazine site. It usually has all sorts of interesting bits of information. Today, he posted a workbench built by one of his readers. He had been ...

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