This will be a short and sweet entry. I finished the base of the bench using 3 coats of high gloss poly. Why high gloss? not sure, I guess in my pea brain I think that glossier = easier to dust. My technique fo poly is pretty simple: 1. first c...
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Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
I have been woodworking for about 10 years, however only the last 5 years have I been truly serious about it. I am married and we recently had a baby which has put a serious damper on my projects (but not in a bad way). I have been building projects for people for about 5 years but only until the last year have I made it a formal business. I am still only doing the cabinetry as a secondary job, my primary job is working at the local university as a cirriculum and web designer. (the pay is better and so are the benefits)
I been a lurker here at LumberJocks for about a year prior ti joining. I must admit I I was a little hesitant about blogging however I do see the appeal.
-- Derek Tay, Venerate the Tree Design
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Finally, the tail vise. Back in the design stages of the bench, I looked at all the various ways people hold wood. I knew at the time where this bench would end up for a good portion of its life so I made decisions based on that. I toyed with a co...
Ok, Lets talk about the bench top. I chose brown maple for the top purely because its was the cheapest wood available. Also you will notice that it is 3/4” think prior to laminating. I would choose the same lumber again if I were to r...
Well on to the building: As I mentioned in my first post I would recommend that you complete the workbench as though it were 2 projects, the base and the top. Both portions of this project demand exacting results so it pays to put the effort in...
I started woodworking in my early 20s (many year ago). Prior to this the only real exposure to woodworking I had was building remote controlled model aircroft out of balsa. I started by taking a year long rough carpentry course at a local communit...