Making Workbenches: Planning, Building, Outfitting

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - House & Home - 216 pages
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No single workbench design is ideal for everyone: some craftspeople assemble furniture, while others require only special clamps for smaller projects. Based on the author’s 30 years of experience, this informative handbook will help every woodworker construct exactly the bench he or she needs. Anyone with basic skills could build either the sturdy and versatile joiner’s bench or one for cabinetmakers, and adapt them for individual use. Other workbenches have storage drawers and a cabinet, or are designed for specialties like carving, veneering, guitar making, and more. And this book offers more than just plans for building the bench--it features information on setting it up, installing the tools, and using it for planning, joinery, power tool operations, and assembly.
 

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Good book for woodworkers

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This is a good book on building highlyfunctional workbenches for WOODWORKERS. These are not benches for the average garage a place to sit and tinker with flytying hobbying etc. But the directions ... Read full review

Contents

Building the Bench Top
40
Attaching the Bench Top to the Base
50
Building the Bench Top
61
Building a Tail Vise
70
Planing the Bench Top
79
CHAPTER FIVE
88
Bench Stops
97
Joinery
110
Pulls
137
FurnitureMaking Accessories
143
PanelCarving
150
Making and Repairing Guitars
158
Essential Bench Tools
162
Additional Tools for Surfacing Lumber
174
Additional Tools for Joinery
183
CHAPTER
192

PowerTool Operations
116
CHAPTER SEVEN
122
Doors
129
Making Drawer Dividers
199
Metric Equivalency Chart
208
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