The Digital Nicholson Workbench

Whenever I go to one of the big woodworking shows (such as the International Woodworking Fair), I always like to see the big CNC machines where the operators put a sheet of plywood in at one end and a desk comes out the other. You might think I’m exaggerating. I’m not. In the late...

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Basque Workbenches – With Unusual Face Vises

Take one leg vise. Rotate it 90°. Now you have a Basque face vise. Woodworker Matt Talley is working in France right now. And during his free time he is hunting down workbenches in the Southern France/Basque region. He’s posted photos of some of his interesting finds at his web site here. I’ve been...

Dovetail Details: A Note from David Charlesworth

Editor’s note: I know that some of you are having difficulty posting comments on occasion. Sometimes, the captcha function rejects your code on the first try. When this happens, it takes you back to the blog entry, but your comment is still unposted and at the bottom of the page. If you enter your...