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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

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 of the vise in use in the 1930’s) and it … 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.