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Blog entry by WoodywoodpeckerMike posted 05-09-2016 02:37 AM 1182 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Garage Shop Bench project that is taking on a life of its own…growing and evolving….

Check out the video n pics…

The build went rather smoothly…only hit my hand with the hammer 3 or 4 times…but I got in some left hand hammering so it was pretty good.

The bench came out sturdy,

level and even with the existing bench it aimed to mimmic.

I am having trouble adding a video…will update when synced…

-- and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go!, and away we go!, and away we go!



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#1 posted 05-09-2016 03:18 AM

Welcome to lumberjocks. Looking forward to seeing what your future brings in woodworking.
And as a leftie, hammering with the left hand isn’t that hard. Just don’t ask me to do as well with a hammer in my right hand….

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#2 posted 05-12-2016 01:34 AM

I have been getting a shelf together to go on top of the bench…all the way around. It’s coming together from some a reclaimed bed frame and head board…add some speakers…

I am using the old dowel holes and made some new ones to make solid joints…

Got some cut offs that will make good corner shelves…

-- and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go!, and away we go!, and away we go!

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#3 posted 05-12-2016 01:41 AM

Like Mr. Miagie says… ‘left hand, left circle…right hand, right circle’. I probably slaughtered the name…

I am a dominant right handed person but I am a goofy foot skater…

-- and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go!, and away we go!, and away we go!

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#4 posted 05-13-2016 12:44 AM

The shelves are up…level and ready to be glued n screwed down.

Onto some speaker book ends to cap off this shelf..

Next time…put up the furring strips and peg board…

Pretty cool, I’m real happy with the look….cost some shelf brackets n a box of screws…

-- and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go!, and away we go!, and away we go!

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#5 posted 05-14-2016 02:41 AM

The speakers are hung next to the shelf wit care, in hopes that Alice Cooper will sing in despair….lol…

The speakers are hung snugly with screws anchored in the wall that fit into the catches I drilled into the speakers…

-- and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go!, and away we go!, and away we go!

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#6 posted 05-15-2016 11:57 PM

Furring strip frame for the pegboard installed under a shelf…

Pegboard up…notched for the shelf hangers

Used drywall screws for the strips and pocket hole screws for the washer type head…

Well look for some molding to finish the ends…all around…and under the shelf…

Before the remaining pegboard can be installed, some outlets have to me down a bit…

-- and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go!, and away we go!, and away we go!

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#7 posted 05-16-2016 11:29 PM

Moving the outlets down…

-- and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go!, and away we go!, and away we go!

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#8 posted 05-19-2016 01:18 AM

5 outlets moved down an some patch work is required…

Made some wedge cuts on the drywall when making the access hole and the pieces hold nicely when putting them back in the hole…
Some wood bracing behind to hold it all together…

And we’ll be bak next time with a couple coats of joint compouund…no need to be pretty…it will all be hidden behind the treatments…

-- and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go!, and away we go!, and away we go!

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#9 posted 05-23-2016 11:48 PM

With some joint compound applied n dried…the outlets are looking good and all the furring strips are installed.

The remaining peg board will go up with some more notching for the shelf hangers and then we can look at the back splash treatment… we will fit some leftover scrap ends from the laminate floor job here…

-- and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go!, and away we go!, and away we go!

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#10 posted 05-28-2016 05:42 AM

Friday night rocks! This week, a few hrs a day…Got the peg board up and back splash too…first I trimmed all the scraps to size, layed them out…then glued em up today… took some careful planning and notching around the outlets….

There is a space left under the window for a power strip to hardwire into the switch…

Thinking about trim n lighting…some more pondering…

-- and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go...that ain't it...and away we go!, and away we go!, and away we go!

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