joiner's bench, Felebien

joiner's bench, Felebien

There will be more to come on bench hooks; but in the meantime, I realized that I have another 17th-century engraving showing a workbench. Here is the joiner’s bench from Andres Felebien’s 1676 book Des Principes de L’Architecture. Some readers will know this work, but it is not as commonly cited as Moxon, thus I thought worth a look.  Note the bench hook.

[the image is a little curled, the page was not flat enough. Folks who own these old books get a little snippy when you crack the spine to get a better photograph...Alexander shot this from a 2nd edition, 1690.]

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