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Workbench build #2: Completion of the bench top

03-26-2017 07:26 PM by RobNPHX | 3 comments »

After about a week of work, I have combined all three laminated groupings to produce the final top. All of the leveling was done by hand with a low angle jack plane. Any twist has been removed, and the top is mostly straight and level – there are a very few, hard to see undulations in certain areas. This is only the second project I’ve done with this amount of planing. The first time was my small coffee table. I ran a 120 grit sand paper over it at the end. I used Titebond III for the glue ups. One of the key challenges with building the top out of the 2×4 material is finding wood that is straight to start with. Additionally, while the LA Jack does good work, th...

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