Short and pointy.

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Blog entry by bearkatwood posted 02-04-2016 12:06 AM 842 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Short entry for today. I did a lot today, but it was without the visual impact of usual days. I milled up some planks for a shelf under the bench.

Then I turned my bench into a Foosball table by gluing the skirts in place.

I glued up the blank for the deadman today and will get it put in place tomorrow.

That’s All Folks!
Short and pointy.
Take care and have fun woodworking.

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 02-04-2016 02:37 AM

Brian, how do you like the criss cross? I get almost no sag when it is open fully.

Also, what is your reasoning behind having the shelf flush with the top edge of the stretchers. I was concerned about tools rolling off or getting bumped and hitting the floor.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 02-04-2016 04:40 AM

Brian, your bench gets better looking everyday.

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#3 posted 02-04-2016 08:49 AM

I like shape of the vise chop, classy and yet practical.

What’s the gizmo on the benchtop on the first photo? Toolbox?

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#4 posted 02-04-2016 03:43 PM

The shelf actually sits about 1/8” proud of the stretchers. I didn’t want to create a sawdust basket under the bench. I don’t think I have any tools that would roll out from under there. That doohickey on the bench in the first picture is my saw vise. I will try to get a picture of it today.

-- Brian Noel

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#5 posted 02-04-2016 05:38 PM

brian once aqain over the top that is one nice bench id be afraid to scratch it up.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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