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In the newly updated and expanded version of his first book, originally published in 2007, Schwarz covers every aspect of designing and constructing a workbench.

Supplemented throughout with historical notations, the book includes full materials lists, exploded diagrams and instructions for building classic Nicholson and Roubo workbenches, along with new variations on those designs: a massive French oak bench and a knock-down English-style bench.

This edition also adds details on vises and other workholding devices and techniques, as well as appendices on Moxon-style vises and a “milkman's bench,” a compact bench that can be clamped to a table as a convenient alternative for those short on space. An invaluable reference for anyone interested in building a workbench.

Hardcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 192 pages, 2015.

This book is also available in French.