In this episode, we talk woodworking workbenches! From Roubo to Nicholson and everywhere in between, we get into the nitty gritty of what we want and don’t want in a workbench.
What are we working on?
- Lots! Finishing doors(Handles)
- Blacksmithing first twist, punches & drifts, bottle opener
- Anvil stand
- St. Patrick’s day thing..
- Ordered hammer from Brent Bailey
Johnny: Dust collection! John C. Campbell. Vinyl record door.
James: Dresser, and carving everything in sight!
Show Topic: Workbenches!
Johnny: Roubo, Scandinavian, Nicholson, Benchcrafted, Lake Erie, Lee Valley Inset Vise, Chris Schwarz books.
Zack: Moravian, Roubo, Nicholson, Shaker, 21st century, moxon, leg vise, splayed legs, angles vise, wagon vise, shoulder vise
James: Body, Tool holding, Work holding
Q & A:
So I just saw a video on Zach’s channel when he built his workbench. It’s a design that looks cool and seem rather doable, also for a beginner like me. (Can’t remember the design name though). I am considering building that one or a roubo style and I would like to hear Zach’s own opinions/experiences with the bench, things he’d change/add etc., now that it’s been in use.
My workflow consist entirely of hand tools since I can’t afford machines so that’s something to keep in mind.
Thanks for being kickass!
Joke of the Week:
Jacob Hladik: Why do woodworkers dislike drilling holes? Because it’s the boring part!
What’s new/what are we watching/reading?
Johnny: How I Built This podcast. #trypod
James: Von Thompson Tinker, Shipping container conversion and tini house: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WKX3qBnZ7aDgxl6lDKl6w
Zack: Alec Steele (love his Accent)
Favorite tool this week?
Zack: Center punch
Johnny: iVac automated blast gates
James: Carving tool roll