All posts tagged: Moravian Workbench

Moravian Workbench: Getting Started

I have read twice recently that woodworking is a journey. And it is. I can remember being nervous while attending my first woodworking class; “Wood Technology” while a senior at The University of Alabama. For more than 30 years now, I have been on my woodworking journey. But each project is a journey as well. I think this because there is a leap of faith which needs to be taken as a project gets underway. A confidence that you know what you are doing, or mostly doing. And so it is with my new workbench. I have in my mind what I need to do to make this project a success, but there are unknowns and some assumptions which I hope will end up leading to a successful workbench. One thing that has been an unknown is what material I’ll use for the base. I have been envisioning a darker wood for the base and a lighter wood for the top. One option I had considered was red oak for the base and ash for …