Category Archives: Workbenches

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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New Source for Big Slab Workbench Kits

As many of you know, I’ve had great success building workbenches using thick slabs that are wet (extremely wet) with less than a year of air-drying. Read more about that here. I purchased my bench kit from Lesley Caudle (, … Continue reading

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Build a Guitar on a Roman Workbench

Reader Marcello Kozik sent us a fantastic video of guitars being made on Roman workbenches in Brazil. Take a look at all the ingenious ways the bench is used – including resawing. Be sure to watch to the end when … Continue reading

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Moravian Work Bench in South Korea

In the years since I wrote about and hosted a video on building the knockdown workbench from the collection at Old Salem, N.C., folks have sent me hundreds of photos of the benches they have built. I absolutely love getting … Continue reading

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Work With Wet Workbench Tops

After reading hundreds (thousands?) of historical woodworking texts I have noticed a mantra for making furniture: Use wood that is well-seasoned. It’s fantastic advice. Perhaps it’s even the starting point for all fine furniture making. But does it apply to … Continue reading

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Roubo Workbench: By Hand & Power

The massive French workbench we sold yesterday here on the blog is the subject of an upcoming video on building traditional slab workbenches. Woodworker Will Myers and I built the bench in only three days. And even though we both … Continue reading

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Roubo Bench for Sale – SOLD

Note: This bench sold before lunch yesterday. Thanks for everyone’s interest. This week Will Myers, John and I are building a massive slab workbench in the Roubo style for an upcoming video (more on the video later). We’re just about … Continue reading

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