Okay, started the afternoon with a very rough and checked 9ft x 8in poplar board. Oh, it was cupped and warped too. Good excuse to get out some hand planes. In the end I am looking to laminate onto the front legs another vertical member that will be flush to the front apron.
Kinda like this. Savvy?
Nothing too noteworthy. Chop, hand plane, bandsaw to width, clean up by plane, bandsaw to thickness, clean up with hand planes. Sorry, didn’t detail that out. I kind of cover most of that in my rough lumber posting
The hole bored near the bottom is a clearance hole for the shelf hardware.
After resaw we have something that looks like this.
I remove about 1/16in by hand plane so that the apron is just thicker than the legs. In theory this will make flushing out everything a bit easier tomorrow.
Okay, final dry fitting.
I crept up on the length with my block plane. I am really becoming fond of that little bugger for end grain. With gauge lines on the part I can actually stay pretty darn square. Without gauge lines I am still a bit rough around the edges. Hopefully my skill there will improve.
time log: 38hr
Stay tuned for flushing out the front of the bench tomorrow and hopefully a completion of the workbench series.
-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama