I have actually had the bench in this stage since early September when my father in law was in town to give me a hand in mounting the top, beam and all, to the sled. It went on just right the first time which was rewarding, until I looked closer ...
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Location: Seattle, WA
I have played the acoustic guitar for a long time and always wanted to build one to really learn about the instrument from the inside out. After purchasing a kit a year and a half ago I found myself really in over my head and sought out some help locally to learn how to sharpen my tools correctly. A year and a half later I am closing in on completing my first guitar with a lot of supervision from a professional builder here and the camaraderie of some friends. Along the way I have been fascinated with the process of using primarily hand tools along with some selected use of a band saw, drill press and router. I prefer the hand tools as much as possible.
Now I am beginning to pull together the pieces to build the pipe clamp workbench which Jeff has detailed pretty well on this site. Looking forward to putting together a blog of my cam clamp and guitar project along with the workbench when it gets rolling. Also beginning family life full on this early May so life is very joyful at the moment.
-- Michael, Seattle, WA
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Got a chance to push the workbench a little farther along last weekend so a quick update on my progress. When I last left off, I had dry fit the mortise and tennon joints for the legs together having primarily hand cut them with chisels. I was a...
We had some anxious moments the three weeks prior to Forest’s birth as he was positioned precariously for delivery so in the background (of life, not the picture) we had to be ready to move or call the ambulance. Fortunately we are pret...
My son Forest Fox born May 19th 1:30 PM on my father’s 75th birthday. Love him to pieces. Thus the intermittent postings on the project.
I am dedicating this installment to GaryK’s comment from a previous entry. Gary this picture is for you: In addition to these three bags of shavings, there were a several more that either were added to the compost or made spectacular...