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LostArtPress on InstagramTypical band clamps aren’t beefy enough to close up massive bench joints. Some students @benchcrafted’s French Oak Roubo project used heavy duty ratchet clamps from their trucks. Genius.It was not uncommon for 18th- and 19th-century cabinetmakers’ shops to have benches built into the perimeter of the walls. Not only did this economize valuable floor space, but it also provided extra rigidity. The Samuel Wing shop in Sandwich, Mass. Note that the bench is attached to the wall with no back legs. – Image courtesy of Old Sturbridge Village. — from “Hands Employed Aright: The Furniture Making of Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847)” by Joshua A. Klein @mortise_and_tenon_mag #Hands_Employed_ArightThe only jointer fence I love and trust.
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Category Archives: Asian Woodworking
When I was 7 my father called me out to the patio to help him as he was building a bookcase. He told me to hold a string to the end of a board, hold it tight and don’t let … Continue reading
Several commenters to yesterday’s post about the origin of the Chinese planning stop, known as the palm, offered some additional information and a Western version. In the wheelwright’s shop shown in the 12th-century scroll “Qingming shanhe tu” we see a … Continue reading
Lu Ban, born some time between 770 and the 5th century BC, is the divine protector of Chinese carpenters and artisans. He is credited with inventing the basic tool kit of the carpenter and the rules, measurements and rituals associated … Continue reading
You never know what you might find when viewing Fujisan in a Japanese woodblock print. The tool the cooper is using looked very familiar and then I remembered the tools from “Woodworking in Estonia” by Ants Viires. The bigger Japanese … Continue reading