Link of the Week

Wikipedia’s Woodworking Workbench Entry

Hard at work on the workbenchSure, some people laugh when you quote from Wikipedia – the Internet’s user-defined online encyclopedia.

However, you have got to check out this entry on woodworking workbenches.

This is one of the best written basic primers on workbench form, function and features.

Workbench materials are discussed at length, as are top and base construction. There’s even a section on proper bench placement which has me rethinking where my bench should be located. Sections on planing stops, vises, holdfasts round out this interesting entry.

As a major bonus, there are some pictures of workbenches that will inspire you to build your own – or leave you drooling uncontrollably.

2 thoughts on “Link of the Week”

  1. Hi Tom,

    Just discovered your site. It’s great.

    Wikipedia is VASTLY under-rated. Everyone loves to laugh and of course make the obvious jokes, but I’m a university professor and I find that 99% of the time, Wikipedia is a fantastic resource.

    Are there mistakes? Yeah– but they’re usually easy to spot. It really reinforces what’s known in the biz as ‘The Wisdom of Crowds.’

  2. Hey, Doc, welcome! I’m glad you found us!

    I’m with you – in my ‘day’ job, I do a lot of hurricane education. The hurricane portal that Wikipedia has is the best – they pull from a lot of creditable sources.

    It’s where I start most of my searches for info.

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