The seminar last night went off without a hitch. Dennis Perkins did his usual great job. I’m looking forward to talking about the process of building a workbench for the next 10-12 weeks. Hopefully, I’ll be able to post some short video segments on occasion to keep you updated on our progress. Here’s an example:
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Next weeks seminar, “Selecting Lumber: Get the Best Wood Possible for Your Projects,” will also feature Dennis Perkins. He’ll touch on a few important considerations when buying lumber for a workbench, like the benefits of using hardwood versus “two-by” construction-grade lumber.
(If you were there last night, you may have noticed I had a stack of Doug fir setting in the seminar room. It was there for a reason and Dennis will explain why next week.)
He’ll also talk about another alternative to hardwood for the benchtop — MDF (Medium-density fiberboard). MDF doesn’t get a lot of respect from woodworkers, but Dennis is going to explain why we’ve chosen to use it for the benchtop on the Heavy-Duty Workbench we’re building.
See you next week, Joel