Thanks Smitty. Yeah I saw how the back of yours was hollowed out, I was puzzled but now it makes sense. I could do the same with my piece of Jatoba except I could cut off pieces (tenons) and glue them on the back of the main part of the dead man.
Do they usually make them 2" thick so they work with holdfasts? However the #203's are intriguing and they seem to go for reasonable prices on ebay.
I hand planed the jatoba last night, it's so nice I almost feel bad drilling holes in it.
I like the splayed leg, its very solid structurally, I mean, I can plane on it now with no glue or pegs or anything, and my joints arent that tight… But also the stretchers are very wide with gives it a lot of strength.
What do ya'll think would look right as a secondary wood for the bottom of the tool well? I'm thinking Poplar or Pine. The top is all Quartersawn red oak. Whatever wood I use would probably be used for the bottom shelf as well.
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