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01-14-2013 08:37 PM

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Hello LJ”s,

I”m in the process of building me a workbench. I came across some 16/4 Sapele that was dirt cheap it all Quater sawn except for one Board. Anyway im building the base from the Sapele
And the top from Hard Maple. My question is on the feet will it matter if the face
Of the board is on the top sn bottom or should I Orient the side on top and bottom. This is the only plain sawn board of the bunch. The trestle”s are QSawn also on the legs should the Face of the board except the strecher or the Sides?
I would appreciate any good advise i could get.
Thanks chris

-- Ive cut this board three times and its still too short?

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 08:48 PM

The thought of sapele being used for a workbench base makes me want to cry.

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 09:03 PM

I don’t think it will really matter myself. You’re going to have one nice looking bench, be sure to post photos :)

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey

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#3 posted 01-14-2013 09:08 PM

I am just finishing my long overdue workbench.It is not a luxurious bench like yours but has a pine base with ash edge frame and a 40mm piece of veneered mdf for the main bench I fitted it with a taiwanese copy of an emmert on the front and a wilton new from the states on the end.I think yours will be really lovely to look at though but mine is quite nice and definitely functional enough for me. Dimensions are six foor by two and 37 inches high Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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