4th Down and time to punt
I decided that there was no reason to continue on with the bench top I was working on in “The Glue Dance” post. I didn’t like the feel of that bench, and not to mention the glue up didn’t go as planned. This time, Ive selected some Mahogany that sat outside for a unknown amount of time, and its now “Sun Dried Mahogany” if you will. Today I moved planks around and ended up with a very cool looking book match on one end that Ive determined to be my face vise side. I cut out dog holes about 6” on center and have made arrangements with the first few planks to accept a European style tail vise. I will post pics after this section is flat, and just before the next stage of glue up. One thing I should have known but didn’t do is its best to glue up the top in sections, rather than trying to wrestle a bunch of planks and the race against strong quick setting adhesives! All is well, and the other bench top will serve somewhere maybe a new glue up table.
-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina, www.thomaswoodworker.com