Build an 18th Century Workbench
DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | MPEG2 ~7897 kbps | English: LPCM, 1536 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 00:38:27 | + PDF Guides | 2.17 GB
Genre: Do It Yourself
One of the most important workbench plans ever published appeared in A.J. Roubo's 18th-century masterwork "L'Art Du Menuisier" (The Art of the Craftsman). Roubo's simple and hulking workbench offers everything that the modern woodworker needs in a bench, whether you use hand tools, power tools or both. Roubo's bench is simpler than almost every other design out there — so it's easy to build – yet it excels at all of the workholding tasks in a woodshop. In this DVD, Christopher Schwarz shows you how to build the Roubo workbench using only hand tools (though you can use power tools if you wish). Schwarz, the author of Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use (Popular Woodworking Books) also shares his insights into this influential workbench form, which he has been using exclusively since 2005.