In response to comments as of 4:45 pm WST 4/13/04
Dave: - that was one or your shortest posts - ever. Wander over
when you get the chance. Call first - I do leave the
once in a while.
Nick: - perservere - mine was over a year in the making - though
that's elapsed time not actual working time. Now that I've
found a source for thick stock and have done one I think
I could do another one in less than 40 hours, drying time
for danish oil and shellac excluded.
You'll use most of the hand tools and power tools you
own before the bench is done and what you learn will
get refined on the next project.
As for being a "real" woodworker - you obviously haven't
made it to my OOPS! pages so here's the latest page - one
of several related to making this bench
Unless comcast goes under or raises their rates out
of my league my site'll be around - and growing. If
what's there helps someone out or gets them to try
something they didn't think they could do I'm happy.
A Dubya: - My site's pretty primitive as web sites go but
you can get to most everything from the all text
I like Swingman's "20/20 Hindsight" idea and
should probably do somthiing similar.
Mark: - Not sure how SWMBO's projects always become the
top priority. Was (empahsizing was) married to
a woman who had to be related to Sarah Winchester
(Sarah believed that as long as she kept building on
to her house the souls or all those killed by Winchester
rifles couldn't "get her".). I went through
"move the kitchen into the end of the garage, make
the current kitchen into the dining room, open up
that wall into the living room, make that exterior
sliding door into two windows, make that back door
into another window and while you're at it, raise
the remaining garage floor so it's level with the
house floor AND wire and light it for my weaving
room - did I mention that will require opening
up the living room wall - right up against the
fireplace - for a door? Raised the property value,
which she got 60% of as part of the property
settlement. But I've got the house AND the four
car garage shop!
Mike: - There will be round dogs and round dog holes as
well, some in rosewood (been collecting smallish
pieces for a year or two), bocote, bubingo and
maybe some out of badda bing badda boom (very
rare wood found only in Jersey). But round
dog holes, though easy enough to drill, do require
making round wood things to fit in them. Alas,
no lathe - yet (but I've got a line on one :).
Could you e-mail me the guitar maker's url,
lost my ea-mail a while back. Want to send
him a piece of that bear claw spruce.
Chuck: - Actually, Dave's a nice guy - in person :)
That otherworldlyglow thing only shows up in
photos. Wonder if it has something to do with
the ghosts who were after Sarah Winchester?
As for the workmanship - you obviously missed
The See Through Leg (mortise cut on the wrong
side of the line) and the other screw ups on this
project. Am thinking of adding a section to my
site called "F**K UPS & Fixes"
Ain't woodworking fun?