Did I mention that I’m not really a woodworker yet? That this project is my first besides a small tool tray, a mallet, a sanding block and a push stick?
So it’s been a challenge and, needless to say, this one is quickly becoming a prototype, but I’m so hoping it will be functional! I’m learning so much about what to do next time, (like proper joinery instead of glue and screws) but I am really getting anxious to cut into some veneer packets.
I realized that the seat didn’t seem like it would be high enough, so I re cut the two seat supports. I also had to move the top block between the bench and the main support higher on the main vertical so that the bolt would go through the moving jaw piece that I still have to make ( see photo, where the pencil is sticking out). The photo shows a piece of oak flooring as a temporary place holder for the moving jaw. Just wanted to see how the foot pedal connection will line up.
With the alterations, bolt holes had to be moved and filled, but that should be it for the plywood parts. In the end, this contraption will be a mishmash of 3/4” oak ply, 1/2” pine ply, and whatever solid wood I come across. I think I will call her “the Bride”.
I posted a pic on Facebook when the bench went together and someone asked if I was building what Grorge Clooney was making in the movie “Burn After Reading”. I didn’t see the film, so I googled the chair scene on you tube…too funny!
-- Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill