Shop Skills A Surface That S Out Of Flat Will Do Nothing But Hinder Your Skills While Working With Hand Tools Once In A While Every Woodworker Should Take The Steps To Flatten Their Work Surface
Shop skills a surface that s out of flat will do nothing but hinder your skills while working with hand tools once in a while every woodworker should take the steps to flatten their work surface is post about Magazine bookmarked by ross with ID 13260903499 was uploaded on 29-04-2019 and has been viewed 414,260 times.
Flattening a Bench Top Photos by Ted Brown Your workbench is the heart of your shop.It is an indispensable tool that, if kept in tune, becomes a welcome partner in your woodworking experience.To me, making your own bench is part of becoming a fine furniture maker.
To get the best out of your bench, it is essential that the working surface be flat.This article shows a practical way to keep your bench top flat, using both hand tools and power tools.I used to get over-excited about bench flatness, but having run a shop for five years with 14 cabinetmakers' benches, I soon became familiar with the essential process to keep the benches both flat and looking great.
Over time, I capitulated to using the belt sander, as I found that many of the techniques can be transferred to the power tool and, in the right hands, it shaves time off the process without diminishing the results.
Check for Flatness - With a long straight edge, find the low spots.A light behind the straight edge will make life easier.A Dead Flat TailThe bench should be flat so that your work piece is held on a true reference surface.