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The Workbench : A Complete Guide to Creating Your Perfect Bench - Lon Schleining

The Workbench

A Complete Guide to Creating Your Perfect Bench

Hardcover

Published: 1st October 2004
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In this contemporary look at the world of workbenches, Lon Schleining takes us on a guided tour of a wide variety of classic, modern, and specialty benches and offers hundreds of options for choosing or building that perfect bench and its accessories.

This is a fresh look at the classic subject with a focus on helping readers find the right bench and accessories for their needs. The object is to guide the reader through making critical choices, including whether to buy it or build it.

Even long-time woodworkers dream of the perfect bench and the time to build it, and for them, the real enjoyment is in the planning. With nearly 300 photos and drawings, The Workbench provides in-depth information along with the inspiration to fulfill workshop dreams.

Introductionp. 2
The Perfect Benchp. 4
What Kind of Woodworking Do You Do?p. 6
Locating the Benchp. 8
Bench Sizep. 12
Weightp. 15
Heightp. 17
A Comfortable Bench Areap. 20
Designing Your Benchp. 22
Workbench Topsp. 24
Benchtop Dimensionsp. 27
Top Configurationp. 28
Tool Traysp. 31
Materials for Topsp. 33
Keeping the Top Flatp. 40
Flattening a Benchtopp. 43
Fastening the Top to the Basep. 45
Finishing the Topp. 45
A Solid Foundationp. 46
Base Configurationp. 48
Frame Basesp. 49
Base Joinery Optionsp. 50
Strengthening the Basep. 56
Legs Made from Metalp. 57
Enclosed Basesp. 58
Leveling the Benchp. 64
Electrical Powerp. 65
Getting a Gripp. 66
Locating Visesp. 68
Types of Visesp. 68
Screw Mechanismsp. 71
Manufactured Visesp. 74
Shop-Built Visesp. 82
Holding Your Workp. 88
Bench Dogsp. 90
Stopsp. 95
Holdfasts and Hold-Downsp. 97
Board Jacksp. 102
Bench Hooksp. 104
Fixtures and Auxillary Tablesp. 105
Bench in a Boxp. 106
Bench Componentsp. 108
Manufactured Benches of the Pastp. 112
Contemporary Bench Makersp. 114
No-Frills Benchesp. 124
Getting Down to Basicsp. 126
Sam Maloof's Benchp. 128
Building the Benchp. 132
Niall Barrett's Benchp. 136
Building the Benchp. 140
Tradition Meets the Twenty-First Centuryp. 142
English-Style Workbenchesp. 144
Building the Benchp. 148
European Traditionsp. 152
Building the Benchp. 156
The Best of Old and Newp. 158
Building the Benchp. 162
Shaker with a Twistp. 166
Innovative Workbenchesp. 168
A Different Kind of Benchtopp. 170
The Torsion Boxp. 173
Storing Large Worktablesp. 176
Thinking Outside the Boxp. 180
Benches for Special Tasksp. 182
Assembly and Finishingp. 184
Portable Workbenchesp. 186
Benches for Working on Irregular Partsp. 188
Other Woodworking Specialtiesp. 190
Dedicated Task Benchesp. 192
Resourcesp. 196
Indexp. 200
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ISBN: 9781561585946
ISBN-10: 1561585947
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Taunton Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.4 x 23.4  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 1.09