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Blog series by LucasinBC updated 01-19-2010 02:15 AM 2 parts 4626 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: Need to start lamination!

12-29-2009 01:31 AM by LucasinBC | 8 comments »

I started this project about three months ago, and it has been developing slowly but steadily. This is mostly because it is my first ever woodworking project and I am learning (and purchasing items) as I go. But I figured a decent bench would make a good starter project. To be honest, my end goal is to build my own guitars, but I really wanted a large and sturdy work surface other than my kitchen table to work on…so here I am. I am using the plans laid out in Christopher Schwart...

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Part 2: Having fun with jointer...

01-19-2010 02:15 AM by LucasinBC | 10 comments »

A bad flu and a business trip later, and I still haven’t laminated this darn thing! Not for lack of trying, but being the rookie, I definitely underestimated the time and effort requried in milling 6ft long lumber. My jointer is up for the task; the total table length is 46” so there should be no major lack of capacity…but I never realized that jointing long lumber was a challenge…getting rid of even the smallest high spots is tough…especially with a softwood l...

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