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557 The New Workbench is Here!

January 14, 201714 Comments

For years I’ve been saying I was going to build a new workbench for the basement workshop, and after just as many years of not doing it, it’s finally happened! The “design” of the bench is simple, and the dimensions are perfect for a smaller shop like mine considering the goal turned from making a […]

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Is your workbench a wall flower?

November 19, 20147 Comments

Regardless of where your workshop is located, one of the key tools in there is most likely your workbench. Have you ever really given much thought to where it’s positioned in the floor plan? I know I haven’t, until recently. Not so long ago it became very obvious to me that workbench placement can be […]

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532 H.O. Studley Tool Chest

October 24, 20144 Comments

The H.O. Studley Tool Chest is considered by many to be THE “Iconic Tool Chest,” the very tool chest that all others are compared to, and the envy of every woodworker who set their eyes upon it. On the outside it’s constructed of a gorgeous Cuban Mahogany, but it’s the meticulousness of the organization on […]

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Redemption time!

October 16, 20140 Comments

It’s not that often I get a second chance at anything important, so when I received an email this evening asking if I’d be around Friday night to talk with Don Williams about the H.O. Studley Tool Chest and Workbench I made an audible gasp. It took me longer to verify it wasn’t a fake […]

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H.O. Studly Tool Chest tickets still available

October 13, 20140 Comments

While at Woodworking in America 2014 I had the pleasure of talking with Don Williams about the upcoming H.O. Studly Tool Chest exhibit he’s curating in May 2015. I captured the entire conversation, and was really excited to hand it over to the folks at Highland Woodworking to include in their WIA 2014 coverage. Unfortunately, […]

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Review show no. 6 “Build the 21st-century workbench” with Robert W. Lang

January 9, 20120 Comments

Title: Build the 21st Century Workbench Run Time: 56 Minutes Production Date: 2008 Produced By: Popular Woodworking Price: $19.99 US Download MP3 [haiku url=”http://www.archive.org/download/WtoReviewShow-21stCenturyWorkbench/21st_century.mp3″ title=”Wood Talk Online Review Show”] From the Back of the Case: This new workbench from Robert W. Lang combines the best workholding devices and ideas from a number of historic bench […]

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Mid-week tool sneak peek no. 12

October 5, 20110 Comments

Building jigs and fixtures is a genre of woodworking all it’s own. Building them for a workbench is a specialty within that genre. And building them so they work is an art more than a science. Lee Valley’s Bench Anchors helps to make that art form a little bit easier for everyone to enjoy. I […]

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Review Show No. 5 – Build an 18th Century Workbench

September 28, 20110 Comments

Title: Build an 18th Century Workbench Run Time: 38 Minutes Production Date: 2010 Produced By: Popular Woodworking Price: $24.99 US Marc’s Score: 3.8 Grape Sodas out of 5 Matt”s Score: 3.7 Grape Sodas out of 5 From the Back of the Case: “One of the most important workbench plans ever published appeared in A.J. Roubo’s […]

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The Daily Matt No. 32

September 16, 20090 Comments

Sharing some cool new tools.

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339 Workbenches with Chris Schwarz at WIA

December 11, 20080 Comments

I still have a lot more footage and some great topic ideas from my time at the Woodworking in America conference last month. One of the things I wanted to share with you is this footage from a class with Chris Schwarz on…what else?…the workbench. Download Video File

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