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Workbench #2: Its coming together...

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Blog entry by Tokolosi posted 979 days ago 4067 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: A Workbench in the making... Part 2 of Workbench series Part 3: All Done! »

Thank you for all the tips, comments, words of encouragement and interest in my little project.

I took the rough cut lumber yesterday and squared of those little rounded edges with my tablesaw. I just took 1/8” of each side, about a blade’s width. It generated so much sawdust it looked like it was snowing on my driveway. By the way, does sawdust count towards your daily required fiber intake?

With the wood squared I started laminating the bench top. I decided to do it in three sections based on some advice I have read on some previous posts on LJ’s.

While those were curing I set out to put together the legs. Learned quite a lot about my ability to drill straight and true holes that lines un perfectly. What I learned is that I dont have that ability. But they are very close. I think the forgiving nature of the pine worked to my favor.

The legs and braces are held together with 1/4” x 4-1/2” lag bolts that I countersunk.

Some sanding will be required to get rid of my hole-alignment mishaps but I am overall pleased with the progress. If good fortune continues to smile on me I may just finish it today or tomorrow.

Ps. The bench will be freestanding so I hope the 30” width will work out ok.

On to Part 3

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien



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#1 posted 979 days ago

You are rockin and rollin on this thing.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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