Here is the remainder of the yellow pine that I need for my workbench. I had decided to give this thing legs and a skirt (hmm, sounds bad I know – hey maybe it’s a Scottish bench? LOL). The 2 X 12 was for the skirts on the front and the back, and the 2 X 8’s were for leg stretchers. I had 6 pieces of center ripped 2 X 10’s left over from making the top that I could use to make the legs. Still deciding whether to make a regular workbench or stay with my original plan of making some very sturdy Japanese trestle style horses to put the benchtop slab on. What to do, what to do?
This 2 X 12 is beautiful. The winter growth rings are wide and it is a heavy board. It has part of the pith of the tree running down the middle and after cutting the 12 footer in half has begun to cup a bit at one end. I will monitor the cupping and decide whether to cut a little bit of the pith out and re-glue it together. That’s probably what I’ll do.
I am leaning toward this style of “horse” to set the slab on and keep to the original plan of a Japanese style slab on horses work surface. (Watching Stumpy Nubs video on making a saw bench is what gave me the inspiration for this particular design – I’m not sure where the original style came from.)
Beginning on the Saw Bench/Saw Horse stands shown above.
-- Rodney, Arkansas