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Introduction to the BARN Workbench

The BARN workbench was designed for the Bainbridge Island Artisan Resource Network. It’s a Seattle area community group that built a wonderful community facility for artisans to share resources, education, and workspace. Being neighbors, I wanted to help and so, I designed a new workbench. Having to build a total of nine benches on a …

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CNC carved vice chops

3D Carving Vice Chops for the BARN Workbench

A workbench designed for hand tool woodworkers but made (partially) with a CNC. Each bench features a unique 3D carved leg vise. Here’s a video introduction into how they were made. The BARN workbench was designed for the Bainbridge Island Artisan Resource Network. BARN is a Seattle area community group that built a wonderful community …

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November 15th Workshop Replay

On Sunday, November 15th, I held an online workshop on YouTube. Rather than a Zoom chat, this was done as a live streaming YouTube event. The replay is now available on my YouTube Channel: YouTube.com/digitalwoodworking. The topic was a Q&A and I showed a new all-in-one custom CNC spoilboard bed dedicated to positioning, registering and …

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August 16th Sunday Workshop: Design Skills for Woodworkers

At this August Live Sunday Workshop I’ll give a presentation dedicated to ways for woodworkers to learn to become better designers. Why does design matter for woodworkers? Because the difference between good woodworkers and great woodworkers is not about training, craft or physical skills, it’s about exceptional design applied with excellent craftsmanship Topic: Design Skills …

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July 19th Live Workshop Follow up

On Sunday July 19th, I held a Live Sunday Workshop via Zoom. The topic was about the parametric plywood bench that was featured in the December 2019 issue of Popular Woodworking magazine. I showed how to vary the design and several methods to construct it. Speaking of which, above is a link to the recording …

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