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By Christopher Schwarz

Centuries of Workbench knowledge in a single Book!
With this publication, your first actual workbench will do every thing you would like it to do—possibly for the remainder of your woodworking career!

Encompassing years of ancient examine and real-world trials, Christopher Schwarz boils down centuries of the background and engineering of workbenches into simple principles that each one woodworkers can use.<UL>• the best way to layout your individual world-class workbench
• study the elemental ideas of fine workbench layout which have been mostly forgotten
• tips on how to construct a cheap and sensible bench that hasn't been in frequent use for over a hundred years
• tips on how to competently use any workbench
</UL>These old-school benches are easier than glossy benches, more straightforward to construct and excellent for either strength and hand tools.

Beginning woodworkers can construct both of those benches. The technical drawings are transparent and convey each element. utilizing the step by step directions, you can be surprised at how simply those workbenches could be constructed.

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4 Spread glue along one of the side rabbets, join the bottom to it at right angles and flush at both back and front, and nail the two together with two or three 1 V2" finishing nail s (setting the heads below the surface). Follow the same procedure for all four corners. It 1 Figure your cabinet's finished size. Don 't neglect to consider the thickness of overlapping doors (page 42), if you plan to add them, and any other joinery alternatives that will affect the cutting dimensions. For example, if you don 't inset the back, its thickness will add to the depth of the cabinet; buttjoined sides, top, and bottom will have different lengths than rabbeted or mite red ones.

Because they are not dependent upon the threads' ability to grip wood, bolts are very strong and don't chew up the wood when removed. Bolts are made from steel (carbon, stainless, and zinc-plated), titanium, bronze, brass, and aluminum. Zinc-plated steel bolts are most commonly used. The heads of bolts come in several shapes. Consider two factors when choosing among them : their appearance (if they will be visible) and the tools necessary for tightening them. You'll need screwdrivers (regular or Phillips) for slotted-head bolts, wrenches or pliers for hex or square-headed bolts and nuts.

Y. --- types : side-frame pivot hinges that attach to a door's top and 'bottom edges, side-frame pivot hinges that attach inte rmediately along a door's side edge, and top and bottom-mounted " knife" hinges that are quite difficult to install. The three types are shown above. The ---- -~-::j Q/ __ -~~ / ~'-_ / PIVOTHINGES (TOPVIEW) INVISlgLE HINGf IS OUT OF SIG+IT --W ~~~~ __ ~-:I / lao"- 180' _/ TOP SECTION VIEW pensive. They can be used for both flush and overlapping doors. A template and set of instructions should be included in each package.

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