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The Next Source of Vise Envy: Carver’s Vise by Benchcrafted

Posted on April 18th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop, Gorilla Glue, Tools. No Comments

The latest by Jameel @ Benchcrafted: The Carver's Vise

I’ve had Benchcrafted hardware on my mind lately. I’m at the point where I need the hardware to finish up my split-top Roubo bench – a project 3+ years in the making. I’m a huge fan of the work Benchcrafted produces. Their vise hardware is for the serious woodworker, and Jameel’s latest project, the carver’s vise, is a modern take on a classic that was popular in France pre-WWII.

Jameel has been sharing some details on the vise on his blog here, it’s origins (including some cool links to vintage videos … Read More »

Kid In A Dusty Candy Shop: The Next Best Thing to WIA 2012

Posted on March 16th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop, marketing & promotion, Publications, Tools. No Comments

What’s going to be the next best thing to attending WIA this year? It’s the Lie-Nielsen Tool Event on April 20-21st at Jeff Miller’s shop in Chicago! This event is going to have a great group of professionals and manufacturers all loaded into Jeff’s shop (recently featured in PWW in an article by Chris Schwarz).

Why am I making the 330 mile road trip from Cincinnati?

Because it encapsulates all things woodworking  I’ve been spending my time on over the last year:

Reading “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” by Chris Schwarz.
Building a traveling version of the tool chest in walnut.
Continue to fill my … Read More »

Hoggin’ Out The Waste

Posted on February 26th, by Andy Brownell in Projects, Tools. No Comments

Bench top mortiser hard at work on the split-top Roubo’s massive maple legs.