The Workbench Book

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Taunton Press, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 247 pages
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Probably more than any other tool in the shop, the custom workbench reflects the personality and experience of its maker. And for the great majority of makers, the construction of the workbench is a labor of love. In The Workbench Book, Scott Landis examines benches for all kinds of woodworking -- from a traditional Shaker bench to a mass-produced Workmate. There are benches for cabinetmakers, boatbuilders, carvers, and country chairmakers. In each case, detailed photos and illustrations show how the bench works and help guide you through the tough parts in its construction. With 19 pages of measured drawings, two chapters on vises, and a list of sources of supply, this is one of woodworking's all-time classic books.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Evolution of the Workbench
4
The Roubo Bench
19
The Shaker Bench
33
An OldFashioned Workhorse
55
A Modern Hybrid
62
A Basic Bench SO Chapter 7 A Workbench Sampler 00
90
Benches to Market
114
Country Shaves and Brakes
165
Boatbuilding
181
Luther ie 19O Chapter 15 Carving
200
The Workmate
211
Appendices
221
Bench Plans
222
Bibliography
242
Credits
244

ShopBuilt Vises
121
Offtheshelf Vises
136
Japanese Beams and Trestles
150
Sources of Supply
245
Inde r
246
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About the author (1998)

Landis is a freelance editor and writer on various woodworking subjects.

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