Historical weapon, beautiful construction & a great holiday gift, Katanas have it all!
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My English Joiner’s Bench is sturdy, strong and incredibly easy to build. This design is based on jobsite benches built by 19th Century carpenters and housewrights. It’s made to go up fast using common construction lumber and it handles EVERY common woodworking operation. Even if you’re brand new to woodwork, you can build this bench.
The complete Joiner’s Bench Bundle includes detailed, step-by-step plans for building the bench along with a complete stock-list and cut-list.
Joiners Bench Bundle: https://www.rexkrueger.com/store/joiners-bench-bundle-everything-about-the-bench
This bundle includes complete instructions for building the bench, including a stock list and cut list. You also get all of the work-holding options, like the planing stop and crochet. Also included are the complete plans for the Big Leg Vise, including all the hardware and detailed shaping and fitting instructions.
Build along with the videos:
Build the Bench: https://youtu.be/zcq1LQq08lk
Get Started Without a Vise: https://youtu.be/kzv27STMnvY
Build a Big Leg Vise from Pine: https://youtu.be/eiwtBs-9Dco
My most recent bench design is portable! The Quick-Stack bench breaks down into 6 manageable pieces that can be easily moved or stored when you’re not working. When you need your bench, you can assemble it in 3 minutes and the only tool you need is a mallet.
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*When you buy the course, the complete plans are included for FREE.
This course will guide you step-by-step in the process of putting together your bench. Make sure you grab the plans to follow along with:
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0:39 Katanas have layers
1:26 Taking shape
7:29 Finder details
10:22 Finished Product