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Black (and very green) locust workbench

Black (and very green) locust workbench

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The wood here is black locust, cut from a single tree - and very green when I got it into my garage shop and started working it several weeks back.   In fact, to quote Noel Coward (or was it Cole...

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Portabench

Portabench

This was a design I came up with to use my beech slab, temporarily, in my front workroom.  In stark contrast to my usual engineering methods the design became more complex as I went along.  The top...

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Small Bench for Tablesaw

Small Bench for Tablesaw

I built this bench to fit between the rails of my Tablesaw. I used wood from three 8' pallets for the majority of the frame and finished the skirt and one strecher with maple. The joinery is mortise...

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Mirka Random Orbital Sander Recall

Mirka Random Orbital Sander Recall

Electrical short poses potential fire hazard for tool owners.

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Salt and Vinegar: Natures Rust Remover

Salt and Vinegar: Nature's Rust Remover

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Some common household and shop items can turn your rusty planes into everyday users.

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WORKBENCH Not So Big /Matts Monster  hybrid

WORKBENCH Not So Big /Matt's Monster hybrid

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I made this workbench, my first, as a hybrid design based on the Not So Big workbench and Matt's Monster Workbench. Both appeared in FWW. The bench base is locally harvested Douglas Fir. The top is a...

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NEW  STYLE LEG VISE AND WORK BENCH

NEW STYLE LEG VISE AND WORK BENCH

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I developed a new leg vise that uses a type one lever instead of the old type three lever design that has been around for hundreds of years . The vise has no crank handle or wheel it is operated with...

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Workshop Upgrade

Workshop Upgrade

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I decided to make better use of the 10-foot celings in my shop and eliminate several rolling carts taking up valuable floor space. I added cabinets above my work bench, trimmed out the windows to...

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NEW LEG VISE DESIGN

NEW LEG VISE DESIGN

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I developed a new leg vise that uses a type one lever instead of the old type three lever design that has been around for hundreds of years . The vise has no crank handle or wheel it is operated with...

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Woodworking Abroad

Woodworking Abroad

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I returned to the Chippendale International School of Furniture in Scotland for my second year, and I am once again inspired by their mix of traditional techniques, ability to adapt to new situations, and their progressive and unabashed approach to furniture making.

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Not-so-big Workbench Project

Not-so-big Workbench Project

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After many years of MDF and 2x4 benches, I started into construction on the FWW Not-so-big Workbench.  Downloaded plans from webstore and I purchased some new lumber to get thngs started.  The base...

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Not So Big Workbench

Not So Big Workbench

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Finally completed Ed's "Not So Big Workbench" which is my first major woodworking project.  I started this back in May, 2013 and have been working on it on and off ever since.  Got sidetracked on...

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Re-creating a Missing Component

Re-creating a Missing Component

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In my first book, "SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers", Chapter 5 covers the subject "Learn to Draw Precisely". For practicing this drawing skill, I ask the reader to reproduce the Right End froma...

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Table saw/Router cabinet

Table saw/Router cabinet

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A friend of mine is just getting into woodworking. He bought a bench top saw but I told him to forget about the stand, we will build it. This is the result. The cabinet is five feet long and 26"...

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The Unfinished Cathedral

The Unfinished Cathedral

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An architect's passion and talent expressed through woodworking.

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My Not-So-Big-Workbench

My Not-So-Big-Workbench

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I finally did it. This is my first real woodworking project. It took me nine months and a lot of work but it's finally done! Thanks very much to Ed Pirnik. This bench is perfect for the small shop...

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Router / Downdraft Sanding Table

Router / Downdraft Sanding Table

I built this router/downdraft sanding table from my own design. I needed a multi-purpose table that could be a router table, a sanding table, and a general work table all in one due to space...

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Split top roubo workbench

Split top roubo workbench

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Just completed the summer project... Split top Roubo. This project was a lot of work and is the biggest project I have tackled to date. I am fortunate to have stumbled onto a local woodshop that...

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Build a Twin Screw Vise

Build a Twin Screw Vise

I made a Twin Screw Vise using my own threaded dowels. I am very pleased with how well it works. Can be used to hand cut dovetails and tenons. and more. Watch the build video here Get the Plans Here

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Build a Basic Workbench with Built-in Storage

Build a Basic Workbench with Built-in Storage

Woodworking legend Philip C. Lowe shows you how to build a workbench that doubles as a tool storage center.

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