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Leveling My Workbench Top

03-15-2015 02:54 AM by Jarred | 0 comments »

I recently built Nick Offerman’s leveling jig from Fine Woodworking (I think it’s from #222). I made it a little stockier than his, longer and wider, to allow leveling slabs up to 8’ x 5’ in size. I’m in the process of building a workbench. The first step was to use the jig to level the bench. I used shims to level an area of garage floor under the support beams. I placed the workbench top (which is made of two layers of 6/4 elm and weighs about 200 pounds) on the beams. The adjustment of the sled was straightforward, and I began leveling by taking a shallow pass. Adjusting the sled for each pass easy. I made two more passes of 1/16”, and was done le...

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