The Workbench: A Complete Guide to Creating Your Perfect Bench

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Taunton Press, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 202 pages

In this contemporary look at the world of workbenches, Lon Schleining takes us on a guided tour of a wide variety of classic, modern, and specialty benches and offers hundreds of options for choosing or building that perfect bench and its accessories.

This is a fresh look at the classic subject with a focus on helping readers find the right bench and accessories for their needs. The object is to guide the reader through making critical choices, including whether to buy it or build it.

Even long-time woodworkers dream of the perfect bench and the time to build it, and for them, the real enjoyment is in the planning. With nearly 300 photos and drawings, The Workbench provides in-depth information along with the inspiration to fulfill workshop dreams.


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A very comprehensive reference source for those who love woodworking and the most important tool you can have. The photography and printing is exceptional. I have returned to the book several times over the last couple of years as I have built and refined my shop and others. I have yet to be disappointed by Tauton, and this book is no exception. 


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Bench Makers
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Lon Schleining teaches woodworking at Cerritos College and has been a professional stair builder for 20 years. He lives in Long Beach, California.

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