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 Fall & Winter class schedule now available.

Build a Traditional Cabinetmaker's Workbench with Bob Van Dyke

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In this fast paced class students will have the opportunity to build the traditional cabinetmaker’s workbench they have dreamed about! Let’s face it- the benches we build in the school during the year are great (especially for the price!) but nothing beats working on a traditional workbench constructed entirely of 8/4 and 12/4 rock maple. A flat top, wide enough to accommodate most work (26”), wooden bench dogs to hold the work in conjunction with the end vise, a sturdy shoulder vise, a tool tray to keep the smaller tools you are working with in one place and about 300 pounds of dead weight all make this bench a pleasure to work on. The massive trestle base joined with wedged mortice and tenons knocks down for easier (relatively!) moving. We use the Lie Nielsen tail vise and Chain drive shoulder vise hardware. It is hands down the best we have ever seen. This is a great project to further your woodworking skills and is a bench you will treasure for years and pass on to future generations.  Sign up today- space is limited- and be ready to work hard- you will go home with a finished workbench! Tuition: $795.00.00 plus materials ($1395.00- includes all Lie Nielsen Vise hardware and benchdogs)

Section 081814AA: Monday-Sunday, August 18-24, 9:00am-5:00pm

(Note: The bench we make in class does not include the drawers pictured here)

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Testimonials

1/31/2012

Bob,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for making my first woodworking project a wonderful experience.

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11/11//2013

Dear Bob,

I wanted to thank you again for your excellent class on dovetails. 

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