Staked Worktable - Table building with Christopher Schwarz

Christopher Schwarz guides you through making the worktable described in his book »The...
Christopher Schwarz guides you through making the worktable described in his book »The Anarchist’s Design Book«, which can be used as a desk or dining table. Its most impressive technical and design elements are the two large sliding dovetail joints. These also act as a stop when sawing the dovetail-shaped rabbets, which are worked into the 40 mm thick table top with a chisel and a router plane. After fitting in the sliding dovetails, the diagonally set mortises are drilled. For this purpose, a jig is built for the column drilling machine. Round tenons are turned on the legs, which are then planed to tapered octagons by hand. The optional drawer is a classical nailed-together box, which is guided under the table top.
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    Christopher Schwarz

    Already at the age of 8, he built his first own work bench. When he was a teenager, he constructed two buildings on their farm in Hackett/Arkansas together with his father only by using hand tools. The qualified journalist has preserved his passion for hand tools until today and is happy to be able to combine his hobby and profession through his job as a distinguished woodworker and author of the magazine Popular Woodworking.Christopher Schwarz

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    Workshop-centre Niederalteich

    A haven for traditional crafts!

    A mere 10 minutes drive from our company headquarters in Plattling, it is situated idyllically between the river Danube and the Natural Reserve Bavarian Forest and offers ideal conditions for undisturbed creative work.

    The former stable of the Monastery Niederalteich is optimally equipped with

    • Bench room,
    • Turning workshop,
    • Sharpening room,
    • Machine room,
    • Kitchen and Sanitary rooms.


    St. Ursulaweg 19
    94557 Niederalteich

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    • Qualification None.
    • Duration 5 days
    • Info Material included (95 €).
    • Participants 10
    • Language English with German translation
    • Instructor Christopher Schwarz
    • Course Time 9 am - 6 pm
    • Date 06/30 - 07/04
    • Location St.-Ursulaweg 19, 94557 Niederalteich
    Workshop no. KU3342001
    €829.00 pro Teilnehmer

    Prices incl. VAT

    The instructors of these courses are internationally acclaimed masters of their craft. Intensity and perfection are the hallmarks of these courses.
    Additional course dates available on request - our lines are open Monday till Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm by telephone on +49 (0)9931 4058-981 or via email to
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    Course No. Start End Location Price  
    Kursnnummer: KU3342001
    Start: 30.06.2020
    end: 04.07.2020
    Location: Niederalteich
    Price: €829.00