When I took my teaching on the road, the need for student work places presented a problem. At the college wood shop, there were student benches with woodworker’s vises for everyone. The first thought was to go to wood shops to teach. However, two things made this impractical. School wood shops were often not located where sponsors wanted me to come teach, and school shops did not welcome outsiders. If my freelance workshop plans were to happen, I had to make student work stations portable.
This project first appeared in Highland Hardware’s Wood News, #23, Spring-Summer 1989. Highland Hardware is a woodworkers’ supply in Atlanta that has had many famous presenters and attendees. An example of each are Sam Maloof, chairmaker to presidents, and Jimmy Carter, a woodworker who was president. After bringing my road show to Highland Hardware, they included this work horse in their publication.