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Thread: Slow workbench progress

  1. #1
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    Jun 2018
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    Slow workbench progress

    That goes slower than I hoped. During NY vacation (almost two weeks here) I've done enough planing to get exhausted and took 2 weeks break. Now starting to square bench legs again. Thankfully I've identified holding problem and was able to get more measured approach to planing with more frequent checks that yields a result faster.
    After NY I finished vise chop and vise leg preparation, with criss-cross installed.
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    I also finally cambered one BD iron to 7" radius and now have rather quick way of removing wood. So now I have two planes with cambered irons: transitional Stanley for initial works, then BD jack. And finishing touches with jointer and straight blade.
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    Seems all legs will be of different size, hopefully that won't be noticeable. Don't want to remove excess material when it's not important.
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  2. #2
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    Seems all legs will be of different size, hopefully that won't be noticeable. Don't want to remove excess material when it's not important.
    The beauty of hand work is that you tend to work around what is there, rather than what is supposed to be. No one will ever notice, and as long as it doesn't interfere with squareness or parallelism where it matters, you will quit noticing it as well. Keep at it. Looking good.

  3. #3
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    You might want to round over most of the edges. Looks good and is nicer to work around.

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