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Archive for May, 2012

Bench slabs done!


There really isn’t a whole lot to say about this part, so this is going to be pretty short.  In the last post I added the tail vise to the front slab, which more or less finishes it off.  The rear slab is a solid chunk of maple, which I had already planed flat.  All that really remained for this was to clean up the sides of the slab.  I actually thought this was going to be harder than it turned out to be.  I did the majority of the work with my jack plane, getting the edges square to the surface of the slab.  The rest was just final cleanup with my #6 jointer.  In all, both sides took me somewhere on the order of 1/2 hour to clean up.