Thank you very much, Carlos, for encouraging me! I’m looking forward to seeing your H frames!
(I noticed – if I’m not wrong – you’ve used rounded-edge pieces for your bench top. Based on my own – little, actually – experience rounded-edge pieces require a lot of extra-work and make measuring very, very hard if you want to use a combination square.
I’ve used pieces with sharp edges for the legs and just made each face smoother. Sharp edges helped me a lot.)
This really is looking very good.
I hope mine will be as nice when I come to doing my H-frames in a bit.
I’m recycling a decking for this project. The legs will be five decking boards of 4′ x 3/4′ planed down and glued up.
Hoping that’ll be as strong as two 2x4s glued together. Certainly a lot more planing to do this way, but it uses up some decent wood which has come for free.
Emilio, I hadn’t given much thought to the rounded corners..Thank you for this tip! They are a little rounded, yes. Some seem mitred. They are not sharp, square corners, so I will have to take my time to make sure I register my combo square correctly for the legs. I will have to study this. I don’t want to have come this far after doing the tops and then blow it on the legs!
I am glad we are exchanging ideas! …One thing I can suggest when building the tops is get the best quality lumber for your top slab(s)…as straight as possible, no twist. (But you probably know this already). Another is, when flattening the top, use your combo square straight edge to locate the high spots and mark an ‘x’ with a pencil the exact location of the high spot (the fulcrum between two low areas). Then take one shaving with the plane. Only one. That should get you flat to a few thou of an inch.
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