Very nice Dave...very nice indeed. I'm sitting on 120 bd ft of home-milled
9/4 curly silver maple that I brought home from the kiln the other day
(total cost = $0.65per bd ft...CDN) and wondering if it's time to make a
real bench of my own... you've inspired me...not tipped me over the edge
yet, but you have inspired me :)
"Dave Jackson" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
I do believe it may be a crime to use that kind of wood for a benchtop.
Just soberly consider that you may be in danger of hell for using curly
maple for a bench. ;-}
OTOH The issue may just be deeply rooted jealousy that I do not have a
source for $.50USD per bd ft CURLY maple. How in the world did you find
such a thing. W
Man, $.65 bdft for curly maple, what a deal that is. I got 160 bdft of
11/4 oak for $54 US and used approximately 120 bdft to build the bench.
Curly maple would just be way cool, and it sounds like you have enough to
build a good size bench! --dave
Seriously nice bench! You did it in three weeks while I as a learner have to
take about nine months through on and off adult ed. class sessions of 2-1/2
monthes each, then a 2-1/2 month break between each session just to use the
table saws while I am struggling through my design and configuration ideas
for my bench. It is not your fault! Huh!
Really awesome bench though, one of the best I have ever seen online. You
could probably sell the plans for it and make something of a bundle, I think.
I envy your ability.
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