As I mentioned in my other thread (Proof!) I am going to make a new set of bench tops for the kitchen, as the old ones are failing.
Water under the Formica around the bowl has made the top swell. Its chipboard so its sucking up water like a sponge.
I went out to my good friends workshop to pick up some left over roughsawn 4 x 2 Rimu. Google New Zealand Rimu if you want to know more about the wood or have a look at this site
Cost = $0.00
Below are some photos of the raw material stacked in the van. I had to cut the pieces to fit in the van as most of them were 16 to 18 feet in length. So what you see are boards that are all between 7 to 9 feet in length. I have included some photos of my friends planer and thicknesser as its old. WWI era I think or maybe earlier? Not sure about the exact age, and some shots of the Rimu machined up and ready for construction, as well as proof that I do get my workshop dirty from time to time
I will do a running commentary on this project as it progresses.