time, weather, work, other projects, overwhelmed by the dimensioning by hand, who knows the real reason but really haven’t made much progress.
Today i used my newly acquired table saw to get things a little closer in size, and my new “outfeed” table to see if it could take it, and it did it like a champ, did have some burning here and there though, due to user error im sure.
I mentioned before, the bench will be 2 ~12 inch slabs for the top. It will have a 2BDetermined gap in the center, guess it could be a split-top, still designing/redesigning details in my head.
Here is a 11 3/8” slab in a test glueup session using some advice gained from comments in previous posts. Put some of the bent boards sammiched between some straight ones, came together fairly easy, but i immediately noticed i have some more work to be done for the glue faces as there were some gaps between the boards i did not like. Picked up the slab while clamped together and can tell that the bench is gonna be pretty dang heavy when completed.
after doing this i went on to some other projects and cleaned out the pile of dust the saw left in and around itself. I threw it all in the fire pit, i built yesterday to compliment my newly acquired lawn furniture from a moving sale some city folk were having down the way.
see my SYP boards i have sitting there? have this project i wanna use them on, after i rip out the pith.
ablee ablee ablee, thats all folks…
dust collection for Tsaw
“finish” shop arrangment
-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"