Good day. I now have the wood for my new workbench. My friend (who is also building a workbench) and I, drove to Exotic Woods in Burlingtion Ontario a few weekends ago to get the wood for our benches. I have regular hard maple at 8/4 and 12/4 thicknesses.
The piece of walnut in the picture I got from a friend and I will be using it for my sliding dead man. I also want to try and aquire some walnut for the leg vise chop and the shoulder vise pad, for added visual interest.
I also got some glue while at exotics.
We got Titebond I for most of the glueing and Titebond III if we need the longer opening time.
After going over the timber I made some modifications to the bench dimension to use as much of the wood as possible, such as the legs will be 3 1/2” x 4 1/2” instead of 4” x4” and my end caps may be 4 1/4” x 3 1/2” instead of 4” x 3 1/4”. I have already roughly cross cut all the parts and ripped the leg pieces. Many parts have been thickness planned and the end cap lamenations have been glued. When it comes time for the joinery, the tailvise components and making the 2 1/2” diameter wooden screws I will get a lot more pictures.
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