In case i forgot to mention, i am currently making a Paul Sellers inspired bench.
I am not making the one he shows in his blog/videos, but more like the one in his book, i think. I currently do not have his book, but from what i have read and seen elsewhere it is not as deep and the toolwell is more toward the back.
I wanted to build a big bench but i have found most of what i will do will work on something smaller. My space doesnt really allow for such either.
So planning on a 5.5’ long 24” wide. Height I was aiming for 36”, what my plywood bench have been working on is. While working today, on the slab, i found 34” is more comfortable, so a slight change to my plans on paper.
But on to what i did today..
I flattened the bottom of the slab roughly. Enough to work on jointing the 2×4s for apron/toolwell laminations.
Scrub plane and gramps #5 used to take down below the roundovers. Heft and Hubris for final passes.
After setting those up and glued i went back and did final flattening of bottom.
9 2×4s jointed and glued up for 2 aprons 1 toolwell.
Started to flatten the top of slab a bit before i lost daylight
Aprons will only be 9.5 inches tall, toolwell will be determined after everything else is done.
Probably gonna cheat to save time, run the laminations through the power planer. After taking any twist/cupping out with planes, in the mornin. Gotta get leg assemblies ready as well.
Thats it for now.
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