I was much pondering everything, prices, models, reviewing people's
personally made benches all over the 'net, picking up ideas and so forth. My
Grandmother gave me her old maple breakfast table top for the exact purpose
of a woodworking bench, very sweet of her. But I saw that link and thought
it might be easier than building one, perfect size too. Then I read that they are
not producing anything as changes are being made. Then I called them, the
owner answered, I asked some questions on "what is going on", he told me
the company has been sold to [?] in Colorado, they will start producing and
benches should be available by the end of this year.
It is a real structure of a quality hard maple that can't be found as common
like in the days it was new. Layers of wood and under-side boards and a leaf.
You could go into "Levitt's" or "Wick's" and buy it at a common price back
My then uncle swiped the legs for maple guitar neck when he was learning to
be a luthier (now at Fender). It had no more use as the space was taken by a
newly installed kitchen island.
The maple is 5/4? (exactly 1" thick) so I have the idea of ripping the table top
sections into 2" wide boards to be used as standing lamination upon 2x2 DF
planed flat to create about a 3" thick top.
Say the 2x2 are length-wise T&G is 60" or 62" x 20" wide for depth as a base
for a cross-wise laminated maple standing, not T&G... does that sound good
or should I try and put it into a better perspective? Say you are facing the front
of the bench, the maple board laminates are traveling from you to the back
of the bench while glued on top of the T&G 2x2's which travel left and right.
Just my idea. I think it would be a strong enough top. I have the trestle designed
in my head, almost. Sorry for the grueling long reply.
Thanks for the great reply and encouragement, I appreciate it much!