I've been sloooowly working on my new bench. It is modeled after the FWW Tools and Shop edition from a couple of years ago.
Over the past several weekends I've been gluing things up. Based on a recommendation from Alan Turner (thanks again Alan!) I used West System epoxy. The issue with this assembly for me was getting enough open time for the glue to assemble and drive the wedges in place. The epoxy worked great.
Yesterday I was able to get the base sanded and ready for a finish. I've been thinking about using a combination of thinner, varnish, and BLO.
This week I get to start on planing the Bally Block top that I picked up a few years ago. It has a slight cup of about 1/64". Then I can start with the aprons.
Ultimately, I will build a cabinet underneath for my planes and hand tools.
Thanks for looking.....