In this post today I wanted to go over the materials and methods I used for constructing my benchtops for the new workbench.Each benchtop is an identical lamination of 4 layers. In my original design, the top was 3 layers thick (each about 3/4 inc...
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Location: Birmingham, AL
Hobbyist woodworker from Alabama. Started woodworking in 2007, but like many people have historically had very limited time to do woodworking due to work duties. Fortunately this has changed & my schedule now allows a lot more free time.
In December of 2014 I moved my shop due to home renovations, and am now renting a shared workspace with other woodworkers. So far this has been very inspiring and I'm logging more time in the shop than ever.
My interests within woodworking lie mainly in furniture construction. (and of course building shop appliances). I am predominantly a hand-tool user, though make occasional use of power tools. Wherever possible I try to find a work around to avoid using my power tools, and 9 times out of 10 I am happier for it. Interestingly, at the new shop I have access to a lot of great power equipment, so my shop techniques and skills will likely adapt some in the coming months. We will see...
-- Richard B, Birmingham Alabama
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So the purpose of this blog post was to help show how I built my bench. There are several things that might be of interest to a new woodworker (like myself). I worried for a long time that I wouldn’t be able to afford a nice bench, or that I...