I agree with the above remarks.
I also like the nice LONG handle on the tail vise. I can remember lots of
time needing a little more leverage while trying to tighten a vise on
something without flat sides.
I like your bench dogs too. I built my dogs out of some big bolts I found at
the scrap yard.
Burr oak is a type of white oak, and is probably sold commercially
under the name white oak . I find it a little darker than the typical
commercial white oak. We happen to have a lot of it growing around
Very nice bench.. Must feel extra god when you use wood from your own
property. I just retired from the Navy and I can't wait to get my own place
that is PERMANENT so I can do the same. Again Really nice job. Gloat away,
you've earned it.
The bench is fantastic, only how are you going to bring yourself to work on
Watch for the bounce.
If ya didn't see it, ya didn't feel it.
If ya see it, it didn't go off.
Old Air Force Munitions Saying
the burr oak is common here in minnesota. compared to white oak but not
as strait grained therefore not as prone to split as white or red oak.
if you look at the growth rings on the end of the log the burr oak rings
will be wavey and white oak will be more symetric. very hard tough wood,
i just supplied some to a friend for the same purpose of making a work
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