So, it has been a few months since I have done any work on the bench. I think I needed a mental reset and to get through the rest of my wife’s pregnancy distracted by small projects.
Now that that is over with and my shop is in a manageable condition again finally I can get back to work on this elephant of a project.
Having a newborn in the house has limited my available time in the shop but that seems to have focused my energy when I DO get in there to get something done while I can. So in short bursts of 5 – 30 mins depending on time of day and his temperament I have been able to finish gluing up the top of the bench and today I stopped by the local orange store and picked up some lumber for the legs finally.
The legs are made of 2 2X6 cedar planks laminated together. Why cedar? Why not. I needed some legs and the fir posts I had bough have pissed sap all over my shop floor over the last couple months and I shudder at the thought of running one of my Stanleys over that gunk so they are relegated to some other project down the road. The ceder is a nice stable wood, looks good and was reasonably priced so that is what I bought… whether or not I regret that later is to be decided. If you guys have any thoughts on that PLEASE LET ME KNOW!
As of writing this I am waiting on glue to dry on the legs and once that is done it will be time to clean them up and square them up then ready them for mortising and tenoning :-)
Progress pics to catch everyone up.
“Final” depth minus the front wall of the tool well..
-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"