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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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