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Christopher Schwarz is the editor of Popular Woodworking and Woodworking Magazine and is a long-time amateur furniture-maker and hand-tool enthusiast. He began working with wood at age 8 when his family members built their first home on their farm outside Hackett, Ark., using hand tools because there was no electricity. After studying journalism at Northwestern University and The Ohio State University, Chris became a newspaper reporter but studied furniture-making at night at the University of Kentucky and joined the staff of Popular Woodworking in 1996. In addition to his duties at Popular Woodworking, Chris writes about hand tools for The Fine Tool Journal and has four DVDs on traditional hand tool use produced and sold by Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. He teaches handwork at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking and Kelly Mehler's School of Woodworking.
If you are going to build a workbench - and once you look at the prices of commercial benches, you will - then you need to read this book first. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Brian Dormer
Fantastic book on workbench design - well written, insightful, highly recommended.Published 2 days ago by Mike
The images on the Kindle version view on a desktop computer are so small as to be not useful. Otherwise, it is probably a very good book but it would be better to get the latest... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Douglas D.
Well organized overview of what has worked in the past as well as the present and how to build it. Something for everyone, this blue book is the bench Bible.Published 7 days ago by Erik Hinkston
Good read, with Lots of factors to consider when selecting a bench design...though he really is focused more to the hand tool carpenter, they are also valid points to consider for... Read morePublished 13 days ago by John K Helbling
Great idea's and information. The pictures are very helpful. It makes it easier to understand the process of how they work.Published 29 days ago by zippinj
This is the first of two Chris Schwarz workbench books. The front matter has a lot of technical data on wood giving the reader detail on materials selection. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Hersey