Having a flat, sturdy work space is essential for doing good work, but buying one is not easy. Good commercial benches are very expensive, and the affordable ones are not worth buying due to their light weight and poor vises.
Dante DiIanni will open his woodworking shop and school to the Western PA Woodworkers for a discussion on how to fashion a very sturdy budget-friendly workbench using readily available materials with the potential for adding additional features. Dante will have other workbenches on site with some of the specifics of construction details to be discussed.
About the Presenter
Dante DiIanni has been in the woodworking business for over 20 years, as a finish carpenter, cabinet maker, tool maker/merchant. He is the head instructor of the Back Channel School of Woodworking and owner of GNA Woodworks, a full service fine cabinet shop in McKees Rocks, PA. Beginning in 2003, Dante started offering limited woodworking classes to friends in the cabinet shop. Over time, the friends told their friends, until the classes outgrew the cabinet shop. In 2012, Dante moved the shop to the current location in a former fire station (still in McKees Rocks) and the Back Channel School of Woodworking was born.