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2x12 Bench #2: A Slight Modification

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Blog entry by Tomcat1066 posted 02-16-2008 03:32 AM 1248 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: A challenge for myself Part 2 of 2x12 Bench series Part 3: We're underway! »

I normally don’t post blogs this close together, but there’s a post that does not need to be on the front page. I hope you will all forgive me.

Today found me at my local Lowe’s, looking for an 8’ 2×12 and other necessities for the Challenge. However, I found the biggest challenge to be finding an 8’ 2×12. Apparently, the local Lowe’s only had 12’ and 16’. I opted for the 12’ since cash was a little tight, and had it cut in have to fit in the back of my Grand Cherokee. Nope…no pick up or even a trailer yet.

Also, I picked up some stain, some wipe on poly, and some glue. All I currently have is Gorilla Glue, which I really don’t want to use on straight wood. Titebond II was the one chosen, though I suspect any of them would have done well.

So, the primary modification is simply the length of the 2×12. However, I don’t really figure I’ll use much more than the 8’ anyways, but you never know ;)

Once again, I have to many design ideas flowing through my head, which is never a good thing. The biggest issue is that I don’t know that I have the skill to pull some of these off. However, I have faith that I can put together a very cool bench.

I’ll post a few photos tomorrow of what I have, and what I’m doing :)

I can hardly wait!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 02-16-2008 04:13 AM

You have the fever. The only cure is to build something. Keep the pictures and posts coming- I can empathize with you and share your excitement.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Tomcat1066

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#2 posted 02-16-2008 04:15 AM

Thanks Scott! You’re right, I’ve got the fever something bad! However, I like it :D

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 02-16-2008 06:38 AM

Oh boy, you are turning into a woodworking junkie.

I recognize the signs and know what it is like. You just have to get your hands to work and get it out of your system.

You will lay in bed unable to sleep with images of drawings running through your head of cut lists, measurements, offsets, and dovetails. You will be a mess unless you bleed some of the ideas out and just make them.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#4 posted 02-16-2008 01:44 PM

you have a fever? Take 2 sawdusts and blog about it in the morning.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Tomcat1066

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#5 posted 02-16-2008 01:51 PM

Todd,

Yep…that’s pretty much how it goes now. Luckily, in a couple of hours, when I don’t have to worry so much about waking the neighbors, I’ll be doing the cuts for my 2×12 bench and probably knock out the cuts for a dovetail box. I just have to figure out a few things first.

Then, I’m planning on sharpening saws and planes, then back to the bench!

Debbie,

But…I don’t wanna get better ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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