Pine for Roubo bench

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Forum topic by Troy Cleckler posted 11-29-2014 12:41 AM 923 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Troy Cleckler

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11-29-2014 12:41 AM

Man, I never would have thought picking out 2×10x16 would be so hard. Took about an hour to go through the complete stack and come up with only eight birds that I thought was decent. Then went to the 8’ stack and pulling all of those, I founf the other four I needed. Got them cut to length, stickered stacked in shop. Now maybe seeing that stack of lumber will keep me motivated to get shop in order while it aclumates to my shop. Little nurvious about getting started. This will be one of the largest projects I’ve tried to tackle. Nurvious anticipation, maybe after I do get started, I will focus on getting it done.
Thanks to everyone that’s posted about the roubo benches. I’m reading about it often.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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#1 posted 11-29-2014 02:35 AM

Nothing wrong with a pine bench. It’s a good idea to have the bench softer than the wood you’re working on it so you damage the bench instead of your project if you drop something.

I ended up using Oak since I got a whole bunch pretty cheap.

Post up progress shots in the Workbench of your Dreams thread. Lots of people that can help you out in there.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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