Most folks who love woodworking have seen the H.O. Studley tool chest. Well, Christopher Schwarz has been dropping video after video of it. He’s actually there, with others, to document the chest for a book slated to come out in 2013. Yes, it’s already on my list to buy. I’d pay now for the book.
I never thought I could be as blown away by anything as that chest…until Schwarz posted this:
Wow. Now that, my friends, is an incredibly looking bench. Of course, I have to ask – as I did in the comments – if Studley ever built a piano or just tweaked his tool chest and bench. These are absolutely incredible works for practical art that should, if nothing else, remind us of what all can be accomplished with wood and some hand tools.
I encourage you to check out the slide show of Schwarz’s pictures of the bench. Absolutely incredible.
Edited to add that I misread Schwarz’s post. The based was modeled after the chest, but was added later. A shame too…but it’s still amazing either way.
-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!