Oak Workbench #4: Starting the Base

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Blog entry by MattD posted 09-17-2007 02:56 AM 2266 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Adding cherry strips Part 4 of Oak Workbench series Part 5: Finishing the Base »

In part 4 of this workbench adventure, I’ve added some ash strips to the sides with oak pegs and planed them down flat to the benchtop. The ash is from an old tree I took down in my mother’s back yard and it’s been drying since early spring. It’s the first time I’ve used any of it and it was fun to plane it down and see how it finally turned out.

I designed a base within the limits of two 12 foot 2×12s. I looked around a few local yards, but found some fairly clear KD douglas fir at Lowes that I liked. Each board was $12.99 and the bolt hardware was about $8.

Next is to move on to assembling the base!

-- Matt - Syracuse, NY

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#1 posted 09-17-2007 03:40 AM

Lookin good Matt. Keep those pictures comming.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#2 posted 09-17-2007 05:47 AM

Isn’t that fun planeing good wood on a big surface? Keep it coming.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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