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Workbench #2: Some Lumber Cut and Photos

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Blog entry by Gatsby1923 posted 04-25-2010 05:13 AM 967 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Bench Pt 2. Some Lumber Cut and Photos

I milled some PSL 4 square and laminated two pieces together to make legs that are 4-7/8 X 3. I am not going to cut them to final length until I know for sure the final thickness of the top but they should end up around 34-1/2 inches. I did mill up the pieces for the short stretchers out of LVL. First experience with it and it milled up just fine no issues. I followed the advice my friend who gave me the lumber had; and that was to take a cut deep enough to cut through the glue on the face. I also cut a small piece of birch for the parallel guide of the leg vise.

Now bellow are some photos of the the milled and cut pieces and the wonderful pile of wood that will be the rest of the bench.

Cut Pieces

LVL

Wood

Dave M

-- I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way!



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grizzman

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#1 posted 04-25-2010 05:20 AM

exciting…........am looking forward to seeing your finished bench..wood looks good…have fun…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Marc5

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#2 posted 04-26-2010 12:33 AM

Looks good. It doesn’t sound like the lvl is giving you any trouble. Keep posting. I am very interested how it goes.

-- Marc

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bigike

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#3 posted 04-26-2010 01:35 AM

great work, can’t wait to see the finnish.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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ClayandNancy

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#4 posted 04-26-2010 06:11 PM

I am getting ready to build a bench and are trying to decided between SYP and LVL’s for the base, so keep posting. I t will be great to see your finished bench. Thanks

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