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Workbench Build #20: 7 Years Later - Flattening the Bench

07-26-2019 11:21 PM by JL7 | 12 comments »

This post is way overdo…...7 years since the last post. The bench has settled into it’s work space and has provided well, but I never did achieve real flatness…...my hand planing skills coupled with alternating grain and extreme Janka hardness of the Jatoba vs. Hard Maple equals less than perfect bench…... My last 2 paying jobs have both produced a source of free 80/20 style aluminum extrusion so figured out a way to make a set of co-planer rails to run the router down…..Why did I wait so long?? This shot shows the transition: It was messy but well worth the effort…...total flatness: Had to deal with the front vice chops s...

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