Starting a new bench

I’ve been uphappy with my laminated plywood bench for a while now, so I’ve decided to build a new bench. It’s based on a Nicholson design, featured by Chris Schwarz in his original tome on benches, with an angled leg vise and wide apron sides. Unlike his depiction, I’m going with a soft hardwood, poplar, …



I agree one-hundred percent with the speaker. Working with your hands is a wonderful thing and it’s a shame we’re losing it as part of standard curriculum.

A Day at Lie-Nielsen’s Toolworks

Every wonder how hand tools for woodworking are made? Here’s a great little eight minute video on how they do it at Lie-Nielsen. I love watching these guys work.

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