Workbench cutting list: 2” x 2-1/2” x 6”.
Rudy Everts (aka Underhatchet, Chair Chatter, sculptor, painter, lover of Mexican food) made this amazing sculpture for me that’s a scale replica of “The Anarchist’s Workbench.” Even more shocking: It’s all one piece of linden.
The bench is remarkably detailed. The holdfast holes are properly spaced. The planing stop looks like the fancy one that Tom Latane made for the bench. And the leg vise looks like you could give it a spin (I wouldn’t dare).
On top of the workbench, Rudy has carved a board, a handplane, a doe’s foot and a holdfast.
I cannot imagine how nerve-wracking some of this must have been for Rudy to carve.
I’m going to need to make a display case to protect it from harm. This is one bench that I won’t be treating like a rented mule.
Definitely follow Rudy on Instagram if you want to see more of his incredible work.
— Christopher Schwarz
28 thoughts on “The Nicest Workbench I Own”
Wow. Holy crap.
That is awesome!
I’ll echo the other comments – “Wow. Holy Crap” and “That is awesome”
Holey oaks batman!
Amazing work. What a treasure, to be sure.
I’m reminded of an article I read four or five decades ago about a machinist who made a scale model o a Ferrari. The doors opened, the windows worked, as did the A/C, and the 12-cyinder engine ran. .
Outstanding work Rudy
Many thanks, Ed
Nice work Rudy!
Thank you, Jeremy!
Thats so cool
That is some real fine woodworking. Beautiful and well done.
AWESOME!! What an amazing talented guy.
Like yourself, I am in awe!
Wow! Just WOW!
Chris, That is an astounding piece of work. In these days of 3 D printing, even more so. The level of detail is like what you might have seen in a pattern maker’s model back in the day.
Goodness gracious, that is stunning.
That is superb work! The detail is amazaing.
Rudy is very talented! Amazing work!
Very Cool! Certainly to be treasured!!
Very nice. I think a display case is definitely in order. One because it’s so nice and two to protect the more delicate parts. Did he say how long it took him to carve?
It took a lot of hours to complete the carving. But all those hours were filled with pure fun.
I can imagine. It looks like a fun project. Thanks for responding.
With apologies for being late to the comments game on this one, I find this carving to be just stunning!
A stunning feat of skill, a result of stunning beauty and a truly stunning gift!
I take my hat off and bow my head in admiration!
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