NW Workbench-Progress 1

Greg Merritt is making himself a very nice workbench based on the Naked Woodworker’s plan. Have a look.


The Naked Woodworker video makes out like the bench build is a one day project.  This may just be for effect or Mr. Siemsen may be able to pull this feat off.  A well organised shop and an experienced builder might just be able to build this bench in a day.  Since I come up a little bit short on both counts, my build will take a little more than a day.  I did give it my best shot though.

Saturday I began by processing the 2x12s into usable parts.  I first cut the 8ft seactions that will make up the aprons and tops.  This left me with 4ft drops from each board.  Then I did something that I haven’t done in a long time.  I fired up my old portable table saw.  I used it to rip the 4ft drop in half to yield eight pieces 5-1/2″ wide and…

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