Build Your Practical Workshop
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In this excerpt from 'The Practical Workshop: A Woodworker's Guide to Workbenches, Layout & Tools,' Christopher Schwarz discusses how the book can help you build your practical workshop quickly and effectively - so you can spend less time setting up your space and more time woodworking.
Over the years I've seen some of the most incredible (and humble) workshops all over the planet.Human nature being what it is, it's easiest to remember the workshops that were nicer than my house.I've visited several shops where the woodworker had a couple thousand square feet of organized space, wood storage that was accessed by a remote crane and a library room dedicated solely to reading books and watching woodworking videos.
I don't begrudge the woodworkers who build their dream shops.Every one of them earned their shops with hard work, determination and inspiration.But I am here to tell you that the quality of the furniture that comes out of a shop is entirely independent of the physical space in which it was created.
Yes, you need a good bench because it will make your life easier.But you don't need a French polished beauty that represents a tour de force of your woodworking skills.That...