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I have really enjoyed watching Paul’s workbench build videos. Is there a set schedule for when the next videos in the series will be released? Needless to say I am anxiously waiting for the rest of them. A big thanks to Paul for his passion for passing on the skills and techniques to the rest of us. I’ve already passed some of what I have learned on to my kids.
Thanks Joseph I have started to build this very bench and hope I can stumble through it, I do have Paul’s book which helps. But nothing like seeing actual video’s.
Thanks so much Guy’s for sharing this information, I am enjoying your tutorials and classes very much.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US
So I laminated some slightly bowed 2x4s together for the apron… as a result, One of the aprons cracked/split along the grain! Surprise! right? Can I still use the cracked apron, or should I make a new one? If I make a new one, can I use the cracked apron as the well board? Is that a bad idea too? The crack is about 6″ long.Anonymous1 March 2013 at 9:02 pm #8736
Hey Phil. If you don’t want the crack, just put some glue in it, use your shop vac to help pull the glue thru, then use clamps to secure it back. I’ve found that glue joints are generally stronger than the surrounding wood. Maybe put an extra long screw thru as well to tie it together even more, if you can get to it that way. I don’t think it will hurt a thing like it is though.Anonymous1 March 2013 at 9:39 pm #8740
Phil, I will add that Ken is right, it’s your call. If you do however decide to glue the crack, I would recommend not gluing that apron onto the bench, just screw it on. That way if you still aren’t happy, or another crack develops, you can replace it. Neither of my aprons is glued to the legs or bench top, just screwed, and it’s sturdy as a rock. And if you still can, use that apron for the rear so that you don’t have to reset the vice thru a new apron. Best.
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