Making Workbenches
Planning - Building - Outfitting
by Sam Allen

Softcover
205 x 255mm
160pp

Published by Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., New York USA

R.R.P.$21.90

ISBN 978-0-8069-0535-8

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Extract from back cover of book:

No single workbench design is ideal for everyone. Whether you need to assemble large pieces of furniture or special clamps to secure the parts of smaller projects, you can create your own perfect workbench with the help of this informative handbook.

Learn the different types of bench available, and select the kind that's best for you. Then, using basic woodworking skills, build a sturdy and versatile joiner's bench or classic cabinetmaker's bench, and adapt it to meet your needs. Make the most of space by incorporating storage drawrs and a cabinet into its base. See what types of vise are available and how to install them, and outfit a bench with all necesary tools and supplies. Once it's built and set up, find out how to use your new "tool" for planing, joinery, power tool operations, and project assembly - making work easier and faster. Discover how to design specialty benches for furniture making, carving, veneering, chairmaking, guitar making, and other crafts. With a good-quality, practical, customized workbench, your woodworking can become better and more efficient than ever before.

Photos: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

Introduction

Workbench Fundamentals
Using a Workbench
Workbench Materials
Types of Bench Top
Base Construction
Types of Workbench
Building Your Own Bench
Safety Procedures

Vises
Front Vises
Tail Vise

The Joiner's Bench
Building the Bench Top
Driiling the Dog Holes
Building the Base
Attaching the Bench Top to the Base
Installing a Veritas Twin-Screw Vise

The Classic Cabinetmaker's Workbench
Building the Bench Top
Bench-Top Frame
Building a Tail Vise
Dog Holes
Building the Base
Planing the Bench Top
Shoulder Vise
Optional Construction Methods

Workbench Accessories
Bench Dogs
Clamping Dogs
Poppets
Hold-downs
Bench Stops
Wedges
Bench Hooks
Board Jacks

Using a Workbench
Planing
Joinery
Power-Tool Operations
Temporarily Mounting Tools and Jigs to the Bench
Assembling Projects

Workbench Storage Space
Post-and-Panel Construction
Door
Drawers
Pulls

Outfitting Your Bench for Specialty Work
General Woodworking
Furniture Making
Furniture-Making Accessories
Carving
Carving in the Round
Panel Carving
Veneering
Chairmaking
Guitar Making and Repairing

Outfitting Your Bench with Bench Tools
Essential Bench Tools
Additional Tools for Surfacing Lumber
Additional Tools for Joinery

Outfitting Your Bench with Supplies
Nails
Screws
Making Drawer Dividers
Building a Bench Caddy

Metric Equivalents
Index