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A video diary from Bill Peck’s workbench class at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. Met woodworkers from three different states (only two non-engineers) and put together this short video report. Get a Bob Van Dyke tip on tapping holes and learn about some of the "challenges" of building a workbench.view details
We finished the benchtops by installing the front vise and tail vise. Then we took them across town to have them sanded. The tail vise installation was difficult due to a procedural issue but we finally resolved it.view details
Fomes fomentarius loves birch like rabbits love carrots! Learn how to get some serious zone lines with this fungus.view details
Come along to see the second day of workbench class at Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. Today we glued up the end vise, made twin mortises and tenons to join workbenchtop parts, and got a portion of the first workbench top dry fitted together.view details
Follow along as I build a woodworkers workbench at Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in a week long class. The bench we are building is similar to the Lie Nielsen workbench and uses the Lie Nielsen vise hardware.view details
This week I'm taking the class; Build a Traditional Cabinetmaker's Workbench. I'll report on my progress each day and give you the inside scoop on what its like. I'm really excited about building a real cabinetmakers workbench with Lie Neilsen vise hardware and solid maple construction.view details
I’ve been thinking about making this jig for years. Since nice weather has arrived I have to make a picket fence. All slats will end to a sharp point, meaning I have to cut them at an acute angle. I used to do that on the tablesaw but each time I got several cutoffs flying around my head. No more !!!view details
I'm very excited to be teaching my first carving class, starting on Saturday, May 15th I was asked by Gerry Phelan the owner of, “Midwest Woodworkers,”a well known woodworking store here...view details
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