Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Shigoto die

This is my traditional Japanese woodworking bench that I have used for many years.  It is made from a good piece of Birch wood.  The removable vise is somewhat taller than you usually find a woodworker using, but it suits my own height well.  The original vise that was given to me as an apprentice, it was quite a bit lower, and my back was always hurting.