By Christopher Schwarz Posted September 16, 2017 In xfile1_detail2017-09-162017-09-16https://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/popwood_logos-01.pngPopular Woodworking Magazinehttps://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/popwood_logos-01.png200px200px 1 Christopher Schwarz Chris is a contributing editor to Popular Woodworking Magazine and the publisher at Lost Art Press. He's a hand-tool enthusiast (though he uses power tools, too). Recent PostsA Parting Gift from Jennie AlexanderThe CNC Home PositionMethylene Chloride – Part 2: Some Retailers Take Certain Paint Strippers Off Their ShelvesHearts Beat Loud: Nick Offerman’s New Movie Comments Bernard Naish September 17, 2017 Log in to Reply In the last picture the two dowels in the end of the bench could be used to hold a stick being worked to a round section by a draw knife. The stick being held at right angles to the long side of the bench, one end is then passed through the space between them. The other end can then be held back by the action of the tool. Come to think of it the recesses at the end of the other benches could be used in a similar way. My Grandfather bench had an arrangement of two planks one behind the other and held 3 or 4″ apart, both having a large hole bored through. It was used in the same way as above. Leave a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.