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- Tool Reviews: You Are Not Your ToolboxOne of the personal agonies of writing this blog was dealing with tool reviews. I love my tools, and I … The post Tool Reviews: You Are Not Your Toolbox appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
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LostArtPress on InstagramCherry work counter. 38" H x 78" W x 24” D (96.5cm x 198.1cm x 61cm). Except for the slab top, the case is fully frame-and-panel construction. Behind the two doors is one adjustable shelf. The asymmetrical drawer layout was “borrowed” from a Mt. Lebanon Shaker built-in. Not only is this a really nice design, but it’s a handy work counter in the kitchen, or a sideboard and serving counter in the dining room. DENNIS GRIGGS PHOTO (Plans included in book) — from “Shaker Inspirations” by Christian Becksvoort #Shaker_InspirationsThe new book from Christian Becksvoort (@chbecksvoort49) is now available for pre-publication ordering. Customers who order before the book ships in November will receive a free pdf download at checkout. The book is $43.The last beer in Germany. An Airbrau at 9 a.m. A heartfelt thanks to everyone in Wales and Munich who made my trip an exhausting delight.
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Category Archives: Ingenious Mechanicks
This is an excerpt from “Ingenious Mechanicks” by Christopher Schwarz. Many visitors to my shop are intrigued by the low Roman-style workbenches (especially the children, who play Whac-A-Mole with the pegs). The most frequent questions I hear are: Were the Romans Lilliputians? And is this low … Continue reading
In our research for “Ingenious Mechanicks,” we translated parts of a codex from 1505 that was written and illustrated by Martin Löffelholz. In it, Löffelholz showed what are likely the first modern workbenches with a tail vise and face vise. … Continue reading
Many of you have been asking about some of our newer titles, with specific questions about content and wondering if these books are right for you. So we have assembled pdf excerpts for each of these books, which you are … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “Ingenious Mechanicks” by Christopher Schwarz. Sometimes I wonder why I research old workbenches, build them and write about them. I know my critics and friends wonder the same thing. The truth is, I have a gland – well, it feels … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “Ingenious Mechanicks” by Christopher Schwarz. The first time I saw the bench in Peter Nicholson’s “Mechanic’s Companion” (1831), I thought: That’s not right – the benchtop has only a planing stop. There are no holes for holdfasts, dogs or other … Continue reading
One of the curious frustrations in researching “Ingenious Mechanicks” was reading the reports from archaeologists who speculated on how woodworking tools were used or objects were made. It became obvious that some of these guys didn’t know the difference between … Continue reading
I’ve seen a blurry photograph of a detail of Chester Cornett’s chairmaking workbench and read Michael Owen Jones’s description of the bench in “The Craftsman of the Cumberlands.” At the time I thought: That sounds like a Roman-style workbench. And … Continue reading