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Workshop upgrades #1: Side bench

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Blog entry by Stan Shields posted 11-14-2018 10:44 PM 453 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Building a side bench 18X60 in. I cut the mortises on the table saw with a 3/8in Freud box joint blade. More pics to follow as progress is made.

-- Built guitars in my basement for many years, mistakes went into the wood stove, was rarely cold.



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#1 posted 11-15-2018 12:41 AM

This going to be awesome and look forward to updates

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 11-15-2018 01:25 AM

Thanks Norm, my first time using the Freud blade, doesn’t leave the little ears that my dado set does, nice square corners.

-- Built guitars in my basement for many years, mistakes went into the wood stove, was rarely cold.

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#3 posted 11-15-2018 10:23 PM

Glued up the legs, added a plywood shelf.

-- Built guitars in my basement for many years, mistakes went into the wood stove, was rarely cold.

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#4 posted 11-21-2018 05:39 PM

Made the drawers from box-jointed 1/2” baltic birch. Tweaking the drawer slides was fiddly because the 4X4s are not exactly straight and true :-). Shims R us. The drawer fronts were made from Hickory flooring left over from building our house. The bench top was part of a commercial office system we had in my wifes home office for years, its 1.5 in. particle board, enormously heavy.

-- Built guitars in my basement for many years, mistakes went into the wood stove, was rarely cold.

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