Son of a Beech
by Patrick Harper - Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust
It really pays to have good friends who need more shop space. My friend asked me if I’d like the left over European beech from his Roubo bench, and I was happy to jump at the chance. This left-over lumber amounted to over 200 bf. Most pieces are less than 3 inches wide, but there’s a few wider boards. Almost all of it us 10/4 and rift-sawn. There’s plenty of great table/chair leg material in there. I think I’ll use some of it to make a nice sharpening or joinery bench. What should I do with the rest?
Never miss an opportunity to snag some quality lumber….even if you don’t have the space. This is a good reason you should always keep your shop neat and tidy.