Woodworking Bench #5: Adding End Caps

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Blog entry by DocK16 posted 11-15-2009 05:51 AM 5444 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Work on the bench continues with attchment of the endcaps. I posted this picture primarily to show this little trick on how to extend your bar clamps since most of us don’t keep 7 foot clamps around. I’m sure this is old news to most but for those who have never tried it, it’s a nice trick in a pinch.
The cherry end caps are held on with double half inch splines. Getting these to line up was a little tough.

Thanks for lookin.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#1 posted 11-15-2009 07:15 AM

Wow great bench

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#2 posted 11-15-2009 02:46 PM

The bench is looking really good. I am sure you are ready to get this bulid done and put the bench into action at this stage. :)

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#3 posted 11-15-2009 06:35 PM

That’s one of few the times pipe clamps are better than the expensive bar clamps :)

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#4 posted 11-15-2009 10:03 PM

Nice trick on the clamps. I had seen this before, but forgot about it. Thanks for sharing this!

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