At the outset of this project I challenged myself to make this a “best bang for the buck” build. This doesn’t necessarily mean the cheapest possible bench but rather the best balance of utility and cost. I also said I would accou...
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Retired wood boatbuilder. Hobby furniture maker. I love to think outside the box and I love to do things I've never tried before. Almost every project I start involves design as you go flexibility and at least a couple of things that I hope I can accomplish but that I'm not sure I can. I try to use local hardwoods when I can rather than commercial "store bought" material. I like that it gives a feeling of heritage to the piece.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/
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OK, time to put some lipstick on the pig. She may not be much but we can still tart her up a little. But before we get into applying some color and finish however there is one thing that I said I would clear up later. It involves cleaning up the j...
Here we go with another photo heavy blog segment. I’ve explained the reason for all the detail before so let’s just get into today’s work. With the leg assemblies all glued up, the next job is to tie them together into a rigid...
This one will be quite long but mostly photos because I want to make the process as simple to follow as I can. To start off here are two ways to assemble the legs: For the vice side I assembled the four sections first and then slipped the re...
OK, I’m back from golfing and still have some photos left from yesterday. When I left off we had the inner framework of the top dry fitted. Now we can move on to the top and bottom sheeting of the torsion box.Screw the top sheet in position...