My new apprentice is visiting his grandma this morning so I took advantage of the time to get the top out of the clamps and cleaned up (long planing sessions is an activity he still doesn’t have the patience for lol).
I will need to have a serious talk with him on his glueup skills (Ahem.. yep tossing dimes all over the place here).... In “our” rush the other day we glued the top up about as uneven as it would have been humanly possible to do so quite a bit of work was ahead of me getting the top not flat but even across the width.
Knocking the glue off..
Then 2 hours of scrubbing with my No. 5 later we have a rather nice looking bench top.
Then just to prove a point from the workbench thread.. I continued to use my wagon vise and jointed the edges..
Anyhoo.. Next I did some digging in my wood pile and some of you may remember from my own bench build an error in cutting some cherry that had to be replaced… well now I can use that miscut to my advantage :D
Along with a dwindling supply of Padouk.. I did say he was getting a bench JUST like daddies right?
Laid out the wagon vise and cut out a chunk (that in hind sight should have just been left out in the first place)
And ripped the Padouk and this is starting to look a bit familiar now lol..
Next up is to get a good glue up of the Padouk and work out the end caps then off to get some threaded rod for the vises. Stay tuned this is getting exciting now (for me at least hopefully for you too).
-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"