Christopher Schwarz - Build a Sawbench | Popular Woodworking Magazine

Christopher Schwarz – Build a Sawbench



Build a traditional sawbench as you learn the fundamental hand-tool skills including handsaws, chisels, bench planes, router planes and more…

  • Discover how to saw with precision—if you can see the line, you can cut to the line
  • Lay out and cut compound angles—without any jigs, test-cuts or time-consuming set-ups
  • Learn the three classes of saw cuts—and when and why to use each
  • And much more!

This unique video takes you inside one of Christopher Schwarz’s most popular woodworking classes. You’ll follow along as Chris and 10 students build sawbenches entirely by hand. It’s like attending a class with a student’s-eye view of the action. In addition to the video, this DVD includes complete construction drawings, a plan of procedure for building the sawbench and a SketchUp model of the project. By the time you’re finished, not only will you have a traditional shop appliance that’s indispensable for sawing (and it makes a good shop stool), you’ll also be wielding the most-used handtools with accuracy and confidence.

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