Update: Summer 2020 class was sold out. Next workbench class : March, 2021.
Skill Level: All Levels
Instructors: Ebanista Staff
Dates: Saturdays, 12-5 pm, Spring 2021
Having a really nice work bench is one of the greatest pleasures for a woodworker. It is also a very strong incentive for doing your best work each time you are next to it. My bench is, after spending thousands of hours at it for over 40 years, still one of my most satisfying pieces.
In this class we will be building the very beautiful and practical Roubo split top bench, that has become very popular in recent years, despite being first made hundreds of years ago. Each participant will custom fit her/his bench to their own needs for height and length, for their choice of woods and hardware, and a number of other special options. These will literally be one-of-a-kind pieces.
Because of the special nature of this project, class registration will need be made before the end of Dec. 2020., for a number of reasons. First, class size will be strictly limited. More importantly, lumber must be purchased and stored at Ebanista so that it will have extra time to season and stabilize to ensure that these benches will be around for a very long time. Class tuition covers studio time, instruction and basic material costs, such as sandpaper and glue. Lumber costs and hardware costs are the responsibility of each student, as individual choices will likely vary. Besides having a very special piece of your work to take home at the end of this class, you should see a noticeable leap forward in your woodworking skills, as building a workbench requires a broad range of woodworking skills. As usual, contact the school w any questions. We recommend signing up as soon as you can, class sells out, and is only offered once per year.
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