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Sat, Jun 29


Plate 11 Woodworking

7 Day Workbench Class (1)

Build your own Plate 11 Split-Top Roubo

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7 Day Workbench Class (1)
7 Day Workbench Class (1)

Time & Location

Jun 29, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Plate 11 Woodworking, Ozark, MO

About the event

The workbench is the heart of your shop. In this class you'll build the workbench of your dreams and the last one you'll ever need (unless you decide you want more than one). Over the course of 7 days, with the help of some heavy duty machines and basic hand tool techniques, you'll build Plate 11 Split-Top Roubo with a Dovetailed End Cap and Benchcrafted hardware. When your bench is complete you'll get a jump start on making a set of basic accessories for your bench including the Gap-Stop and Sliding Deadman.

This is a physically demanding class, but the effort will be well worth it. Here's what you'll learn:

- Preparing boards to create large laminations

- Hand and power tool methods for cutting large scale dovetails

- Drawbored mortise and tenon construction

- Planning for wood movement

- Installation and tuning of Benchcrafted Vise Hardware

- How to effectively flatten a workbench by hand

- Fitting and installing a sliding deadman

- Strategies for complicated glue-ups like those needed to laminate the Gap-Stop

I'll show you how to safely complete each step using my tools as well as alternative methods so you can put them to use on future builds in your own shop. There will be time for demonstrations on sharpening hand planes and chisels as well as how to setup and sharpen a card scraper.

The completed workbench can be easily disassembled for transport back to your shop. If you plan to fly to class you should expect to spend at least half of the last day of class building a crate and packing it for shipping. I can also do this for a small fee the week after the class ends.

The size of this class is limited to 2 students.

Cost – Registration for the class is $500. Total cost for the class is $3315. The balance of $2815 will be due April 28th, 2019. If you need to cancel before April 28th your deposit will be refunded, less any bank fees. After April 28th there will be no refunds. Class Fee includes Tuition, Materials for an all Silver Maple 84" Split-Top Roubo, Benchcrafted Glide M Leg Vise, Benchcrafted M Tail Vise, Barrel Nuts and Daily Lunch. Materials for any Accessories or Accent Woods are not included in this fee and will be collected at the time of the class. Please notify me when you register if you would like any of these special materials.


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