So it’s finally happened! Of course, the day before i read that the Schwarz is coming out with another workbench book, this one more hand-tool-apartment-dweller-friendly, but no matter :-/.The lumber has been ordered and picked up. I know it’s premature to thank ppl for helping me build a workbench when all i have is a pile of lumber, so for now, i suppose i would like to mention that there are two people without whom i could not have a pile of lumber that is hopefully soon to be a workbench. The first is my LJ buddy Dave R. He gave me advice when it came to dimensioning in mm, Sketchup, general advice, etc. He helped me A LOT and he didn’t even block my thousands of unnecessary questions on email. For that i am thankful.
Now to make it physically happen, my friend Talia Hofbauer, or Hoffy. I don’t have a car, so i basically had to rely on her. OK—to be honest, i tricked her. She’s 9 months pregnant and i tricked her into going to a lumber yard with a tiny Toyota Yaris. Before you judge, i told her i was tricking her. I am making a mini-rietveld red and blue chair for her kid and she agreed to take me to pick up the wood (which is so tiny and cute it fits into a shopping bag, but never mind). I then mentioned that i had a fairly large order for a bench as well, and that picking up the chair wood was a ploy to get my Roubo lumber home.
She was a great sport! Thanks Dave and Hoffy!
-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor