Monday, December 12, 2011

Observation #3

A version of this bench could  be built at low cost by a beginning woodworker with a very basic set of tools in a weekend or two.  Mike Siemsen and Bob Rozaieski have really shown the way here.  This is important because the initial learning curve is very steep and you really need a nice bench.  Think about what it would have meant if you had had a bench like this when you were starting out.  If you did, I think you were prescient.  I wasn't.

Of course, you can easily make a more challenging version of the bench.  If I had it to do over again, I think I would use the dovetail joinery for the stretchers and notches in the front aprons from the original.  Just a nice historical connection.

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