The New Workbench Journey #3: Knock-down Bench Idea

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Blog entry by DrJosh posted 07-17-2010 07:16 PM 1948 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Design Ideas Part 3 of The New Workbench Journey series Part 4: Almost Ready to Begin »

Looking back at some old issues of Popular Woodworking magazine, I found an article by Megan Fitzpatrick and Christopher Schwarz where they built a Roubo-style bench out of LVL material. The article was very good, but because I’m not planning on building a Roubo bench, the thing that caught my attention was the fact that they made the bench a “knock-down” bench with half-lap joints and carriage bolts. This is a very interesting thought and I’m now thinking of how I might incorporate some knock-down aspects into my English syle workbench. Well, its time for hard & fast decision making, so I can buy the lumber before I head out on vacation that way the material can start to acclimate t my shop while I’m gone. More to come…

-- Nashville, TN

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#1 posted 07-17-2010 09:06 PM

I would be very interested in this project. I’m relocating to the garage little by little and would like a good sturdy knock down bench so i would have room for my wife’s car. (a concession I had to make to use the garage) Good luck with this.

-- Sunrunner34

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