A Proper Bench for Bob-Answers and Revisions

Because my last post generated a lot of response, I’m posting some more pictures of the bench I’m planning to build, and I’ll answer some of the questions raised. A lot of the changes in the drawing below were in my head, but hadn’t appeared in the drawing. The original post was a spur...

A Proper Bench for Bob

In Christopher Schwarz’s new book Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use, Chris talks about Thomas Stangeland‘s working on a makeshift bench. My story is quite similar. Although I’ve made my living (if you call that living) as a woodworker for more than 30 years, I’ve never worked on a nice bench...

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Spaghetti, Q-Tip or Toothpick?

Last week I wrote about our baby boy’s first workbench, which is more of an amusement park than a real bench. Today I am going to show you his next bench. Soon after baby Asher got his Fisher Price bench, coincidence brought about his first semi-true workbench – a wooden one we found on...

Another Blog, Another Bench

Now that Editor Christopher Schwarz is done with his latest bench build (you can read about it on his blog , and in the August issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, which mails in a couple weeks), it’s time to get started on another one. Now it’s my turn. Sure, it’s been less than a...