|Forum topic by Brett||posted 04-06-2012 06:58 PM||2246 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
04-06-2012 06:58 PM
I’m still at the beginner stage of woodworking, so when I build something from plans, I’m reluctant to deviate too much.
I need to buy some lumber for the leg vise and other parts of a Roubo workbench. The instructions say to use ash, but my local lumberyard does not carry ash thicker than 4/4. They do have 10/4 maple that is about 9 inches wide, which the size I need.
Is there any reason why I could not substitute maple for ash for the leg vise? Are there benefits to using ash for a leg vise or other parts of a workbench?
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