Thank you for your patience. I should have had the videos for the December 2007 issue and the 21st-Century Shaker Workbench article up and running last week. I am a bit late. You may have read about my “just in time” inventory system in previous posts. This time I didn’t meet the deadline. But in all fairness, we did have some technical difficulties with the video process. However, no excuses.
Here is a brief discription of the videos:
Calculating Drawer Parts
With any project that has drawers, especially graduated drawers, there should be a separate cut sheet for the drawers alone. Each drawer has five parts, so including all the parts on a project cut sheet lengthens it extensively. Maybe the list becomes confusing. In this video, I’ll show you how to calculate each drawer part based off a fitted-drawer front.
Drilling Workbench Dog Holes
While building the 21st-Century Shaker Workbench base I pondered how best to drill the dog holes. Give me enough time, and I eventually (likely) figure just about anything out. I remembered how I used a router to drill for adjustable shelf pins. Could I apply that same procedure to drill the holes for the bench?
Editor’s Choice: Hybrid Table Saw
Since the article ran in the November issue, we, the Editors of Popular Woodworking magazine, have disagreed on which hybrid table saw we would select for our home shops if we needed a hybrid saw. Care to take a guess at who selected which saw and why? You might be surprised. I was.
Finally, when I wrote the article for the Shaker Workbench, Editor Christopher Schwarz told me that I’d better get a drawing ready for the location for the dog holes since I didn’t cover that in the article. Later upon the first viewing of the video, Managing Editor Megan Fitzpatrick asked about the layout as well. So, I ventured into Google SketchUp and built the workbench top in cyberspace, saved it as a PDF and have it available for download. Click here: Workbench Top.pdf (14.76 KB)
If I missed anything or if you would like additional information on the Workbench send me a comment. I’ll try to get the videos for the next issue up on time.