And so the journey begins. I made my first purchase of lumber today specifically meant for a woodworking project outside of my “around the house” duties. This will be a Roubo workbench that I am going to customize to my own liking/budget. I bought 7 8 foot 4×4 Doug fir boards that I plan to laminate together for my workbench top. Right now I do not have a workbench to build it on but I do have some saw horses.
I have the following tools:
1. Stanley Bedrock 607 jointer plane
2. Stanley #5 jack
3. Stanley #4 smooth
4. Ridgid 13” thickness planer
I do not have a jointer and table saw hoever My plan of attack is this:
1. Flatten(more or less) 1 side of each 4×4. I’m going to use giantcypress’s blog post about his bench as a method for securing my boards for planing
2.Reference from that side and thickness plane the boards to get rid of the round over on two opposing edges.
3. Glue up 2-3 boards at a time using these edges as the gluing points
4. Repeat the process for the sides of the glued up 4×4’s.
5. Glue these new flat/square slabs together and flatten the bench
The rest of the bench is still in planning phase, but I may build a base that’s bolted instead of mortised in to the top. I want to be able to knock down the bench if I need to.
Pictures to come with the next blog post.