Former FWW associate editor (2011-2013)
Good point. We blogged about the Deltagram last month--check it out at https://finewoodworking.com/item/45328/get-your-internet-hands-on-an-old-woodworking-magazine.
Will do, JLYoung. Hemlock is slightly harder and heavier than white pine, but not quite as stiff. At 4 in. thick, it hopefully won't matter matter very much, especially in 7 ft. lengths. My theory is that the relative softness of hemlock, compared with something like maple, will mean the bench and the vise jaws will be less likely to mar my workpieces. Hopefully.
Good tip on the cherry, CharlieP! I was a little worried only because it's already been planed thinner than I wood like. (Pun intended.) Overcautiousness, probably.
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