The Workbench Design Book

The Workbench Design Book

The Art & Philosophy of Building Better Benches

eBook - 2011
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The follow-up book to Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & UseComplete plans, expert instruction and rationale for building nine workbench formsInstruction on improving existing workbenches for better workholding and an improved woodworking shopThe Workbench Design Book not only shows how to design a workbench-it also discusses and presents nine specific designs plus critiques of 10 additional workbenches, with suggestions for making any bench work most effectively for the kind of work the user does. The 9 workbench plans have a range suitable for all workshop needs, from handwo.
Publisher: Cincinnati : F+W Media, 2011.
ISBN: 9781440311321
1440311323
Characteristics: 1 online resource (752 p.)
Contents: CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Bench Designs: Before & AfterCHAPTER FIFTEEN: Advancements in Workholding; CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Knockdown Workbenches; CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: The Best Bench Never Built; SOURCES; APPENDIX ONE: Build a 5.87 Saw Bench; APPENDIX TWO: Other Bench Adventures
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; CHAPTER ONE: Introduction: Why Ancient Workbenches are Still Better; CHAPTER TWO: Obey, Bend or Break; CHAPTER THREE: 18th-century Bench by Hand; CHAPTER FOUR: Holtzapffel Workbench; CHAPTER FIVE: LVL Workbench; CHAPTER SIX: 21st-century Workbench; CHAPTER SEVEN: Shaker Workbench; CHAPTER EIGHT: 24-Hour Workbench; CHAPTER NINE: Power-tool Workbench; CHAPTER TEN: 280 (or so) Workbench; CHAPTER ELEVEN: Bulletproof Workbench; CHAPTER TWELVE: Upgrade Your Workbench; CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Wall-hung Tool Racks
Summary: The follow-up book to Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & UseComplete plans, expert instruction and rationale for building nine workbench formsInstruction on improving existing workbenches for better workholding and an improved woodworking shopThe Workbench Design Book not only shows how to design a workbench-it also discusses and presents nine specific designs plus critiques of 10 additional workbenches, with suggestions for making any bench work most effectively for the kind of work the user does. The 9 workbench plans have a range suitable for all workshop needs, from handwo.

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