21st Century Workbenches Project #2: the wood buying process is ready for step two ordering the wood.

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Blog entry by thedude50 posted 02-06-2012 08:03 AM 7390 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok we have the calculations and a small bit of input from others here and we are grateful to those that are following this build . I drove to Sacramento and got to speek with Rob Cosman during the time we spent yesterday in his 2 seminars on on hand cut dovetails and the other on hand plane restoration i learned some tricks he uses on planes but it mostly told me that i was doing a good job already and strengthened my point of view that I should be including a nes ibc cosman set with reach restore to make them worth the work that i had done to each to restore it and make it as good as it can be today.

We discussed my design and although not his choice he said the bench should easily meet my needs . I have 3 estimates for wood and while i am going with my local guys shop because he did more work on his bid and gave me better wood s2s instead of rough it is flat and ready to roll the cost of the wood for the now only 2 bench build is 1987.98 i still need to order 2 vises for my uncles bench and the job will begin. I can hardly wait to start making the legs and the laminated tops should be great.

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#1 posted 02-06-2012 08:17 AM

Bench designs are very personal, it depends a lot on what operations you do and the projects you make. Enjoy the build.

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#2 posted 02-06-2012 04:10 PM

what species did you go with. Can’t wait to monitor progress.. this build is on my “to-do” list

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#3 posted 02-07-2012 03:49 AM

i orderd the hard maple the thing that got me was i have to let it sit for 2 to 4 weeks in the shop I really dont want to wait they already said 2 to 3 weeks for the wood to get here

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