by Christopher Schwarz
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Many of you will be familiar with Chris Schwarz as editor and writer for Popular Woodworking, and through his articles in Fine Tool Journal and his blogs. He contends that the workbench is the key feature of any good workshop, and has written this all-encompassing guide that covers every aspect of designing and constructing your bench. Complete materials lists, exploded diagrams and construction methods are given for both the Nicholson and Roubo workbenches (traditional English and French styles, respectively). Highlighted throughout with historical notations.
Hardcover, 8-1/2" x 11", 144 pages, 2007.
The CD-ROM offers the contents of the book in PDF format for ease of printing and searching, as well as the materials list and instructions to build a third workbench, the 19th century Holtzapffel. For close-up examination of all three benches, interactive 3-D models are included (require Adobe® Reader and eDrawings® to run; links are provided for free downloads of these programs).
Total list price on the book and CD is $46.99.