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I actually taught philosophy before I started working as an editor at Fine Woodworking. I built furniture as a hobby and I made my first project, a crib for my daughter, on a 2 ft. by 10 ft. apartment balcony.
Then I met Joe Mazurek, a professional furniture maker in Camden, SC. He let me hang out in his shop and taught me almost everything I know about the craft.
In this video workshop, I’ll show you step-by-step how to make a durable workbench designed to last a lifetime. The construction is straightforward, the trick is managing the massive amount of lumber. Tune in to watch the series for a collection of useful tips and techniques.
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Produced by: David Heim; Video by: Gary Junken; Editing by: Michael Dobsevage
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August 7, 2012
An overview of how Kenney constructs this heavy-duty workbench
Mill the lumber and start the mortises using a combination of hand and power tools
Kenney uses two different methods, using a handsaw or a dado set on the tablesaw
Kenney glues up the trestle ends and then pulls the base assembly together using bench bolts.
Learn a smart technique for gluing up a flat and durable benchtop.
See how Kenney takes a bag full of parts and turns them into a sturdy, smooth-turning vise.
Get tips for installing a planing stop and drilling dog holes. Also, don’t miss Kenney's easy oil finish recipe.
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