WORKBENCH: TRADITIONAL EUROPEAN DESIGN

WORKBENCH: TRADITIONAL EUROPEAN DESIGN

In this video series Rob builds a traditional Scandinavian Workbench of the type used by Master Craftsmaen such as Tage Frid and Frank Klaus. Although Rob adds a few of his own modifications to this workbench, the bones are all “Old World”. The bench dimensions are approximately 7’L x 36”H x 24”W and it’s made of a laminated Hard Maple top with Mahogany/Birdseye Maple Base. The design uses a Scandinavian style shoulder vise, a wagon style tail vise, and a tool tray. Lots of traditional joinery is required and accommodation are made for wood movement. Rob takes you through it all.

  • Difficulty Level: Very Difficult
  • Number of Episodes: 178
  • Skills taught: Large-scale through dovetails, laminating several slabs together, Wedged Tenons (Tusked tenons), Scandinavian shoulder vise construction, wagon vise build.

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