Somebody told me a bench should be a woodworkers first project. Something to do with rites of passage.
So here I am with 800NZD (or South Pacific Pesos) worth of European Beech in my garage and a design on sketchup.
When the wood was delivered, most of it was too heavy for a weedy little guy like me to carry..
Those babies are 3.1m long!
Hare is another picture after I eventually dragged it in the garage.
You can see my current “workbench” in the background and understand why I want a new one. If I plane too aggressively with my old bench it falls off it’s blocks.
I attend a college once a week where I get access to pretty much every machine you can think of. The jointer and planer made short work of the stock though I did need some help from a friend of mine to keep the stock from tipping when I passed it through the jointer.
Next post I’ll include a picture of the wood in it’s planed state. If I can work out how, I’ll also include my design in sketchup…