|Forum topic by 4Doose||posted 03-17-2011 07:03 AM||1121 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
03-17-2011 07:03 AM
New member, first post, first project, and I am sure, first mistakes. But hey, gotta learn somehow :)
Oh sure it would be easy, and probably wise, to use a tried and true design for my first bench but Im just not that guy. Ive been a metal fabricator for 20+ years and am taking my first steps into the world of wood, something I should have done 20+ years ago. But here I am. I just cant resist to sprinkle a little personal flavor into anything I build for myself.
I have a first draft I have tossed together in Sketchup and would very much appreciate some honest, on the chin, criticism and advice. The lumber is kiln dried fir from Home Depot that has been sitting in my garage for about 3 months now. I pre cut everything 3 inches long and painted all the ends with enamel to, I hope, help it dry out evenly. Below is an image.
I would like to attach the 3D file from Sketchup but that doesn’t seem to be an option in the forums. However, if you would like to have it sent to you for what ever reason PM me and Ill shoot the .kmz file to you. I will continue to post updates as the project continues.
Thank you all in advance and from I have seen so far looking around this should be a wonderful community to be a part of.
-- David, maker of fine sawdust --