So, I just completed my bench! I think it turned out pretty sharp. There are definitely a few mistakes I made along the way but overall it’s going to be just fine to knock back a few pops on during my busy summer months. It was a pretty inexpensive project to make but it was time consuming. It took me around 9 hours to make, but I didn’t always know what I was doing so that added a few extra hours. It’s a lot of gluing, clamping and nailing. I ended up running out of clamps midway and had to run to Dads Hardware Store. Just a great place to shop. It has all the tools a guy needs and they are free :).  I also had to ‘borrow’ my grandfathers belt sander. This thing is a beast but I should have gone with the grain at the start because it left some cut marks in the wood. A little character never hurts though. Lesson Learned

Bench build 1

 

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5 Comments

  1. You did a great job. You are pretty talented. You could sell them, if your grandfather lets you to continue to use the belter sander lol.

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  2. Looks awesome Juddy. As an experienced woodworker with hundreds of projects under my belt I share your enthusiasm and love of working with your hands. Nothing else provides the same satisfaction and joy of creating something beautiful from raw wood. Keep up the great work.

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