Not much to post here – but still working on the bench project…....because of my general rule of “build as you go” it tends to bite you in the end. In this case, many of the dog holes are interfered by the base – so they are limited to short dogs (2-1/4” max).....so it goes.
Had more scraps of Jatoba from the bench build so made some dogs from scratch. I ended up turning some hard maple stock and sanded them for the perfect fit…..
When drilling the holes – they are offset by ~1/16” to compensate for odd boards or poorly aligned dog holes…..you think?
Also installed a lower shelf using pre-finished rustic hard maple flooring. No fasteners, just floats. It is captured on the front and back by some plexi-like material retained in the aluminum extrusion. The ends are captued between the legs and left an 1/8” or so for it to grow….
Here is what happens when you hang up the power tools for the day and relax with a cool beverage…......you decide that the front vice is to “plain” and you glue some tumbling blocks onto the empty space…...because you have a BIG bucket full of these little blanks that just don’t fit quite right and you really don’t know what to do with them…..
Thanks for looking…
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA