I was planning on building a saw bench for this contest, however I realized that I actually do not have a real need for a saw bench in my shop at this time. What I really need is a way to monitor the temperature and humidity in the room that I store lumber, so I decided to go ahead and get the Hygrometer ($11.20) and Thermometer ($9.90) from Lee Valley and build a nice frame and panel for them. I’ll be using some curley maple left over from some previous projects and some walnut I have laying around.
Here are the project parts that I will be using.
Every operation begins at the sharpening station.
These are DMT diamond plates in Fine (600), Extra Fine (1200), and Extra Extra Fine (8000)
I’m using my #62 jack plane to joint the edges of the maple befor I glue them up.
The blade I’m using is honed for an effective angle of 45 degrees.
Now it’s a simple glue-up to create the panel size I need. It will be about 12” x 6” x 3/8”