Category Archives: Workbenches

Knockdown Nicholson: Video & Principles

I’ve built and worked on many Nicholson-style workbenches. And I’ve built and worked on many knockdown workbenches. This workbench is an effort to harness the advantages of those two forms and eliminate (or minimize) their disadvantages. As I mentioned before, … Continue reading

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Shelved Until Tomorrow

Finally dragged in about 8 p.m. this evening. The choice: shoot a video of how the bench knocks apart or complete the shelf. The photo above is the answer. After I spend all the money I’ve made this year on … Continue reading

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The Last Hardware Swap (I Hope)

With the finish drying on my knockdown Nicholson workbench, I began working on a removable shelf to go below the bench. (Forgive me. I am so stuck in the 18th century when it comes to wanting a shelf below my … Continue reading

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French Oak Roubo Project in 2015

The Brothers Abraham have announced – finally – the second French Oak Roubo project Nov. 8-14, 2015, in Georgia. Check out the announcement here. If you missed out on the one last year and you want an awesome French bench, … Continue reading

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Back to a Slightly Flawed, Six-pronged Friend

I have concluded that the surface-mounted tee-nuts (item 94122A200 from McMaster-Carr) are difficult to break, but they do break at the collar if you tighten their mating bolts too much. So I removed these 14 tee-nuts from my knockdown Nicholson … Continue reading

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Knockdown Bench: Good News and Bad

Here’s the good news: The bench is assembled and works well. I’ll explain the construction details in the coming days. And the bad: I destroyed one of the knockdown fasteners tonight. I tightened one of the 3/8” hex-head bolts that … Continue reading

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Knockdown Nicholson Workbench, Day .625

I had only 90 minutes in the shop today as we spent most of our daylight getting my daughter packed for college and taking her out for a rib dinner. But during those 90 minutes I assembled the ends and … Continue reading

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