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Schwartz Workbench #1: Selecting and drying Douglas Fir

09-10-2020 02:49 PM by Paul Lewer | 5 comments »

Though I am an aspiring woodworker, I seriously doubt the thrill of cutting into fresh boards will ever get old. Ripping through clear, tight-grained Douglas Fir is a thrill! Chris Schwartz’s free ebook, The Anarchist’s Workbench, couldn’t have come at a better time. I had just decided that I could get into woodworking as a hobby after all. With no garage and just a 10’x16’ shed for storing everything you’d normally find in a garage, there was just no wa...

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YARB #1: Yet another Roubo Bench...

10-14-2013 10:45 AM by parrothead | 4 comments »

I’ve been banging together a few projects here and there over the last couple of years and have acquired more and more hand tools. My current bench is a Sjoberg Hobbyist workbench (on sale at Woodcraft when I bought it for $100). It’s worked well, but i’m sick of it moving around when I try to do anything on it. So off to the internet I went in search of ideas for a bench. I’m a WoodWhisperer Guild member and his Roubo appealed to me…problem is…I do...

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Moxon bench #3: gluing up the top

04-28-2012 07:22 PM by John | 0 comments »

jointing 6’ long 4×4s on a little benchtop jointer is part crazy and part gymnastics, cursing helps, but patience helps more. as tough as trueing the reference face is, squaring the second face is the real challenge. at times nearly all the weight was hanging off the end with all fingertip strength focused on keeping the ref face on the fence. but my little cast iron craftsman continues to impress. felt like i was channeling Rob Cosman as i checked each piece with winding stick...

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