The New Workbench Journey #4: Almost Ready to Begin

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Blog entry by DrJosh posted 07-19-2010 04:39 AM 1196 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Knock-down Bench Idea Part 4 of The New Workbench Journey series Part 5: My Design/Plan »

I spent over an hour this afternoon in my local Home Depot. After picking through their stacks of construction grade lumber, I was able to bring home some of the straightest, clearest 2×6’s and 2×12’s that I could find. It’s all now stacked and stickered in my garage shop to acclimate while my wife and I are oon vacation. When I return it will be on to start squaring, dressing the lumber and rough cutting the parts to size. Now that I have settled on a design, and I have the lumber purchased and in my shop, I’m very anxious and excited to get started on this workbench project.

In design matters, I’ve been trying to think of ways to make my English/Nicholson a knock-down bench and I’ve not been able to come up with a good way to do it (at least in my mind). Therefore, I’ve decided to make a rock-solid, regular bench without the knock-down option.

I’m not terribly adept with Sketchup, but I’ve sketched my bench on paper and I’m trying to convert my sketch into a Sketchup image. When/if I can get that accomplished, I’ll post the Sketchup image.

-- Nashville, TN

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