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shop jigs/furniture/fixtures #8: wall bench #2 (top finished/center section)

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Blog entry by Tugboater78 posted 09-26-2014 01:18 AM 1703 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: wall bench #1 (remove/redesign/rebuild) Part 8 of shop jigs/furniture/fixtures series Part 9: wall bench #3 (trim and center drawers) »

Well the other day I finally got some 3/16 hardboard and had the blue box rip it to the 24.25 inches to fit on the top. I put drops of glue in key spots to keep it from moving. I then installed a rip cutoff from my hand tool bench in slow progress, damn nails imbedded/hidden in some have me frustrated. Glued screwed and plugged this to the front edge of the top. I wiped on some Early American stain to pop the grain a bit more, it has lots of figure imho.

Fast forward to today. I was up earlier than usual, so before I went to my physical therapy session, I went out to shop and cut some AC plywood to rough dimensions for a cabinet to go into the center section. I will have 2 more drawers and 2 cubbies for storage. After PT I came home and put the ROS to work turning the plywood into almost cabinet grade. Then I remeasured and trimmed to final size, pocketholed everything together and put in place. Next step is to put together drawers and install, finish face frame, then make drawer fronts, cabinet doors.


Once bottom is done ill work in wall above. Remove the recycled, practically useless cabinets and make more suitable/useable storage. Something like Norm’ s shop hutch perhaps.
Right section will remain unfinished till I make drill press mobile.

Tablesaw cabinet will get same faceframe, drawer front, cabinet door treatment

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->



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waho6o9

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#1 posted 09-26-2014 02:34 AM

Good job Justin!

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BenhamDesign

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#2 posted 09-26-2014 02:52 AM

Looks good, drawers and doors won’t take long and then you will be in business.

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BriansBenham.com

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#3 posted 09-26-2014 02:14 PM

Lookin’ good, Justin. how much you want for that green stand? :)

Thanks for showing the guts of your drawers in that last photo…I think I can do that…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#4 posted 09-26-2014 03:48 PM

Great progress Justin. Thanks for sharing!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Tugboater78

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#5 posted 09-26-2014 05:58 PM

Terry ill take some pics of how my drawers are made.. and the slides. They are pocketholed together with 3/8 sheeting for bottoms that I used router for dado. Pretty simple drawer making for shop furniture, specially when I have a bunch of scrap plywood. Would like to do dovetails, but don’t have skills for them atm, and no jig for router either. All in due time.

The slides are 1/2”x3/4” strips of oak I ripped from some old flooring, glued/screwed to drawers and cabinets. Takes some finessing to get them where they dont stick but still slide and hold well. Throw some wax to them when done to lubricate a bit.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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Tugboater78

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#6 posted 09-27-2014 12:23 AM

Drawer slides for left side bank, tablesaw cabinet and upper drawe on my assembly table. To finesse them a shoulder plane would be heaven, but alas I do not have one yet.

The 2 center drawers I used cheap 18” slides.. though the drawers are over 20” deep. Its what I had so I will have to make due.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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terryR

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#7 posted 09-28-2014 02:57 PM

Thanks for sharing those photos, Justin! I think I can make something similar from all my scraps…if i can just kick this brown recluse spider bite…trying to kill me for a week now.

Yeah, my DT’s are still in the practice phase, but I’m not too shabby at cutting rabbets. As you said, all in due time…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Tugboater78

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#8 posted 09-28-2014 03:15 PM

Take care with that bite, been there done that, have the scars to prove.

I did this method of drawers cause I tried install a full extension slide on my outfeed table upper drawer and it fell apart. I had no extra cash at the time to buy more metal slides and came up with this method, through trial and error it has turned out pretty good. I grant not being able to fully extend drawer is a small pita at times. But it’s strong, the upper drawer in this bench if full of hardware, probably close to 100#. And it actually makes it easier to open and close.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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Tugboater78

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#9 posted 09-28-2014 04:22 PM

Also, the drawers are from scrap ply/sheeting around the 1/2-5/8 size, metric sizes etc. Using the kreg jig on that setting and the correct screws.. some screws end up poking out slightly if you dont watch the torque settings.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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