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WorkBench #2: Some more Pictures and the plan..

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Blog entry by grimt posted 04-06-2009 04:18 AM 1143 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As promised here are a few more pictures..

First up the beech after planing:

My car does not have a huge amount of room for carting around lumber and putting this stuff on the roofbars was out of the question so I had to roughly dimension the stock before carting it to college. I used my framesaw I ordered from Europe last year. It has a Japanese turbo-cut blade. I was really impressed with the speed with which this saw cross-cut the wood..

framesaw

I also have more traditional western cross and rip cut blades which work ok but the Japanese blade is a cut above (excuse the pun). One advantage to the framesaw is that the Japanese blade can be used as a western style push saw which suits me fine.

Here is a closeup of the beech:

close up

And here is the leftover wood.

leftover

I reckon I’ll get some drawers to fit under the bench out of this lot.

Now on to the design:

Here is a picture taken from sketchup for those who don’t have sketchup:

And here is a link to my plans in sketchup..

sketchup file 1

sketchup file 2

Let me know if this doesn’t work as it’s the first time I’ve shared a sketchup file.

Next step is to dimension the stock to length and start marking out the mortises and tenons.



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