Joinery Bench #16: Joinery bench top 99% completed. Now to start working on phase 2: the base

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 03-10-2018 07:17 PM 2787 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: Apron and table top glued together, Benchcraft hardware installed Part 16 of Joinery Bench series Part 17: Getting around to get the 4"x6" legs in order »

Whew. I’m very glad I decided to build a joinery bench as a learning experience before tackling a full size Roubo work bench. Lots of mistakes and learning how to correct (to a point). Hopefully, not so many mistakes when it comes time for the Roubo.
I used my #8, #5, #4, low angle, and scrub plane to flatten the top to a satisfactory level. I am still debating on leaving all visible gaps as a testament to my error prone ways for future projects, or not.
Some sanding, BLO or shellac, and chop work (thinking of that lamb’s tongue) to do. But for now, I have a couple 10’ 4”x6” to start dimensioning for the the base. And how to add in material for tool well base (if any)

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#1 posted 03-12-2018 04:46 PM

How much is the completed bench going to weigh? That looks like one solid top.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 03-13-2018 12:22 AM

It shall be separate pieces for relocation by a single person, if that need arises. Would be way too heavy for a solo person if all one piece. So the top piece will simply sit on top of the underneath legs & bracings.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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