Electronic Drawings

New SketchUp Drawing of a Roubo Workbench

Last week a reader posted a nice SketchUp drawing of a Roubo workbench that you can download (for free) from Google’s 3D Warehouse. The drawing features the Benchcrafted Wagon Vise and a dovetailed end cap that holds the vise in place. I’ve had several readers ask me what this construction should look like. Now...

Free Drawing: The Knockdown Holtzapffel Workbench

Ever since we published plans for the Holtzapffel Cabinetmaker’s Workbench in Issue 8 of Woodworking Magazine, readers have requested information on how to build the bench so it could be easily knocked down and moved. The version I built and published plans for in Issue 8 used old-world bench-building principles where the legs were...

Free SketchUp Drawings of Woodworking Magazine Projects

Now you can download six free SketchUp drawings for projects published in Woodworking Magazine during the last four years. These files work with Google’s free drafting program, SketchUp, and allow you to take the projects apart, see the joinery and view the projects at any angle. These files are great for understanding how a...

Free eDrawings of Holtzapffel Workbench Now Available

With the release of Issue 8 of Woodworking Magazine now imminent, we’ve uploaded a free eDrawing of the cover project , a 19th-century workbench , for you to download and examine. This interactive 3D- illustration can be opened and manipulated using a free program from eDrawings that is available both for the PC and...

The Holtzapffel Workbench

Building a workbench is a bit like childbirth. Some benches come into this world like my firstborn did, fighting the entire way and taking twice as long as expected , like the English workbench. Other benches are like my second child, where you are done before you know it. This weekend I’m putting the...