On today’s weekend show, we’re taking 2 questions on workbenches: top material and the effectiveness of the deadman
What Are We Talking About
Knowing the range of the types of projects the 3 of you typically do, I am wondering how useful actually is the deadman on a shaker/roubo bench? I am sure this mostly depends on how much edge jointing you do, but how much do each of you actually find it useful?
and this question from Kris
I know that hard maple would be a top-choice for a bench top. However, if money doesn’t permit, what are the downsides to using douglas fir (2x4s, 2x6s, etc) for a work bench?
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