Category Archives: Workbenches

Stretchers on Your Workbench are Optional

The video we’ve recently released, “Roubo Workbench: By Hand & Power Video,” is intended to be a brain dump from me and Will Myers on building slab workbenches. Not only do we show the techniques we’ve developed to make it … Continue reading

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Latin American Workbenches in the Colonial Era – Part II: Peru, Bolivia, Argentina & Paraguay

In Part II includes more benches and angels, a new painting style, a mystery and a few other things. Get your snacks and drinks ready. Peru Peru starts in Cuzco, capital city of the Incas, and with the Quecha painter … Continue reading

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An Early Split-top Workbench from Spain

Researcher Suzanne Ellison recently turned up this unusual Spanish split-top workbench that resides in the Museo Ángel Orensanz y Artes del Serrablo. It’s remarkable to find an early split-top bench (which were quite unusual until recently, thanks to Mike Siemsen … Continue reading

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Latin American Workbenches in the Colonial Era – Part 1: Mexico, Colombia & Ecuador

While searching for examples of lowrider (Roman-type) workbenches for Chris, I started to find images of workbenches from the Spanish Colonial era in Mexico and South America. As this is a field that is underrepresented, Chris and I thought it … Continue reading

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Now Available: ‘Roubo Workbench: By Hand & Power’

You can now purchase our latest video “Roubo Workbench: By Hand & Power” for $35 through our online store. The 4:19-long video can be streamed or downloaded and played on nearly any device – we offer the video without any … Continue reading

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Update: ‘Roubo Workbench: By Hand & Power’ Video

We are on the verge of releasing a four-hour video on building a full-blown 18th-century French workbench in the next week or two. The video, starring Will Myers and me, is as complete an explanation of the process as we … Continue reading

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Moravian Workbench @ The Woodwright’s School

We’ve had two late cancellations for the June 16-20, 2017, class on building a Moravian workbench at Roy Underhill’s school in Pittsboro, N.C.. If you are free that week and interested in building one heck of a workbench, you can … Continue reading

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