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small workshop ideas #18: Tribute to The MasterWoodworker Bob Chase

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 11-09-2020 02:23 PM 1179 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: Finish a Traditional Workbench Part 18 of small workshop ideas series Part 19: workmate rotating stand for benchtools »

If you watch Utube to LEARN then you may have come across The Master Woodworker Bob Chase. If not then please take a long look at a Professional Cabinet Maker at Age 86 showing a New Workbench—-actually good ideas and practical to make—, door making, panels, safety hints, router table cuts, chairs. I hope I caught your interest.
Bob Chase passed away Oct.16,2020 at age 90 the family posted 2 Eulogy services short and very good about his life and interests.
Age 86 and releasing his Knowledge about Woodworking. I can say as a retired teacher, not a Shop teacher, I try to learn from anywhere, so this impressed me. I want to learn from an Expert the Pro. I watch method, Shop ideas, I try to not critize but steal yup steal any ideas that fit my work and suit my Shop. As I am cheap I did not buy his workbench plans ( $12.50) but I am trying to figure out the long drawers that go all the way thru. The rest is easy to figure out and some good ideas for anyone. I saw Shop hints on wood drawers for parts in his shop, homemade router table that works, a miter saw combo with jointer—-nobody else has that, cutting thin strips without a jig…hmmm, safety safety still all 10 fingers when he died and not so shakey when he made those videos Can we say that of many 86 year old men ? I would hope to say I have made many projects in my life and be remembered for those. Grandkids that came into my shop and made things with me. Gifts with family and with friends. I even had a Craft Woodworking Business for a while. I would tell you I got more into projects as a home owner in my 30’s and Norm Abrams show. Damn I tried to make that workbench more than once. I have moved 3 times with my wife due to her job as a Presbyterian Minister
in PA and now retired to AZ and my shed shop #6. I took a few classes even 2 at Shopsmith Factory in Ohio. I had as a business 5 magazine subscriptions when they would come in at $15 a year. Please take a moment to view some of The Master Woodworker utube videos and see what you can learn.



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Ocelot

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#1 posted 11-09-2020 04:47 PM

Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll try to look him up.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#2 posted 11-09-2020 05:20 PM

Didn’t some Shaker workbenches have that style drawer?

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 11-09-2020 07:26 PM

A link if of interest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4rAmPPzvg0

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 11-10-2020 10:08 AM

Oldguy2

I will take a look. Thanks for posting.

-- Petey

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#5 posted 11-11-2020 07:12 PM

For my model building where I cut all kinds of small thin cuts I really like his table saw how2, as it is very close to how I’ve been using my Dewalt table saw.

Thanks for showing us his site!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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