Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Work Bench is underway

I picked up some douglas fir yesterday and got started on the base and leg assembly.  The legs are milled down to around 3 inches square now.  I was going to go to around 2.5 inches but I might just leave them at 3.  Why bother spending a half hour at the planer if I don't have to.  I'm just using a couple of different plans as guidelines here so I can wing it on the dimensions.  Besides, when it comes to a work bench, bigger is better.  I don't want this thing to even wiggle when I'm hoggin' off shavings with my big old scrub plane.  The long board along the side in the second picture is for the rails and stretchers.  I'll be getting that one cut up today with some pictures soon.  

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