Oak Workbench #2: Glue Up

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Blog entry by MattD posted 2511 days ago 1688 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The bench is moving along pretty good. Using all these short pieces has to be one of the harder ways to build a bench. I’ve used almost 1/2 gallon of glue so far. I faced up the best grain and the variations are interesting to me.

So far, I’ve made up 4 six inch wide sections and jointed 3 sides on each of them. Here I am gluing up 2 of those sections into a 12” wide section that I will run through my 12.5” planer. Then I’ll glue those 12” sections together and hopefully have a flat 24” wide bench top!

-- Matt - Syracuse, NY

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#1 posted 2511 days ago

Looks great Matt. That is one cool picture.

-- Dave J. Oakdale, MN

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 2511 days ago

Pretty neat. lots of work but probably worth it

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 2511 days ago

How are you doing the end grain joints on the table?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 2511 days ago

Mot – I just did end to end butt joints (and a good amount of glue). There are also overlapping laminations around these joints.

-- Matt - Syracuse, NY

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#5 posted 2511 days ago

That’s going to be a nice solid bench.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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