Thursday, December 20, 2007

Workbench Book

If you're planning to build a workbench, I highly suggest reading Workbenches: from Design & Theory to Construction & Use, by Christopher Schwarz.

The title says it all. Chris includes plans to build both English and French workbenches, but more importantly helps you decide what style, wood, size and vises will work best for your type of woodworking. I can't say enough good things about this book; it's bound to be a classic.

5 comments:

Presbyfruit said...

Are there Cliff's Notes for this fascinating tome?

The Village Carpenter said...

Stop clownin' around!

johnjoiner said...

I couldn't agree more. I'm only about 2/3rd the way through the book. But I think it's _much_ more useful than some other bench books that are just a survey of benches. This book helps me understand all the "why" questions I've had when looking at the nice photos in those other books.

The Village Carpenter said...

Thanks for commenting, John!

naomi said...

Nancy, you slay me!
But it IS an AWESOME book! :-/