Shaker Workbench, Base Assembly Part 3
Increasing the Shop a Bit

Shaker Workbench, The Top, Part 1

Well now, making the top for the Shaker workbench is turning out to be a whole 'nother project on its own!

 

Cutting white ash boards, 18 in all, to rough size and milling to final thickness/width...

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Making some heavy duty clamping cauls out of SuperStrut, and some clamping stands out of plywood...

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Laminating 3 "sub-slabs" of 6 boards each: glue, cauls, clamps...

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Running the 3 sub-slabs through the jointer and planer to get them to almost final thickness...

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Doing another glue-caul-clamp process, this time to join the 3 sub-slabs into one monster top piece. The cauls worked wonderfully, necessitating only a little glue scraping at the seams, and the top was flat and smooth. MANY thanks go to my lovely and gracious Glue-Up Helper Squad! :)

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To be continued, after we recuperate and eat some more Wheaties... :)  :)

 

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