1972 Craftsman project, Opinions Welcome #4: Extension table

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Blog entry by JimDaddyO posted 04-04-2010 10:39 PM 2253 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Went to the Re-Store to get a piece of counter top material for the saw extension. They had a “could not refuse” deal on brand new, flat pack, maple kitchen cabinets. So the kitchen got a face, and I got the old counter top.
I cut 2 pieces to size along with a piece of plywood (20 X 31) and lined them up and drilled some locating holes. Laminated the whole works together. Of course, I forgot to mark how it all went together and had to scrape all the glue off and do it a second time. The locating holes are filled with dowel and I think will make a bit of interest in the top. It’s not perfect, but a bit of time with the belt sander ought to fix it up. Again, I used every clamp I have, and all my glue too.
I used the 1/2” ply in the middle to get the thickness I wanted. Also, I took the belt sander to the back of the counter top material and plywood to give it all a bit of clean up and tooth for the glue. We will see how much success I get when I attempt to put it between the angle irons and attach it.

Wow! I even remembered to re size the photo! Not the best picture though. Wait for the next installment when it goes into the top.

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 05-02-2010 09:37 PM

You know, not until your post did I even consider the Re-Store for things like countertops…when I go to redo my router table that will certainly be one of the places I look. Thanks!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 05-02-2010 09:42 PM

Great idea!

Restore is a most excellent source. Consider an old oak door for the wood or old window for the mullions due to there unique milled edge. There are many possible things one can find to cabbage, I mean repurchase, into something else.

I replenish my local ReStore when I have items from my jobs. Give ‘em 2 take 1, my motto.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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