I’m seriously thinking that it is going to be too wide. My original plan was for 30” but now that I see it, it looks awfully big. I think I may just start gluing up, and stop when I think it looks good. I can adjust the base to the correct dimensions after the top is finished.
And a first for me: I flattened a face, and squared an edge to it! I’m so excited! I squealed like a little girl when the try square came up flat :)
Only made it through 2 1/2 faces of a 6ft long board before I pooped out for the day. Wow, what a workout this is for me. Feels good, though. I have a feeling I’ll have lost a couple pounds by the time this workbench is finished. It doesn’t help that I don’t have a stable surface to plane on (that’s kinda why I’m building this thing, after all) so the silly thing bounces around like a jumping bean. Need to see if I can get the brain hamster working on a solution to that.
So there’s the progress for today. I think I’ll only be able to do one, maybe two boards per session. So it will take me a while to mill these all flat and square. I’m ok with that, in no particular hurry. The fun is in doing it!
First order of business next time: sharpen those plane irons!
Oh, I think I’m in love with my scrub plane…
-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!