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01-02-2015 02:12 AM

Help with building a large assembly table / work bench - 11 replies

I’m thinking about building a table/bench large enough that 4×8 sheets can be slipped in/out the long edges of the table. This would serve both as a sheet storage system and large assembly table and bench (with vises). I have 8’ ceilings so other sheet storage ideas seem to be taking too much floor space or limited access in...

12-26-2014 12:02 AM

3-foot shop light fixtures and bulbs - 5 replies

I have not seem them widespread, but are there 3’ fixtures and bulbs available? I bought my daughter a 48” wide shelving unit for starting plants. The 48” unit stands 74” + rollers tall—making this a fairly prominent piece of “furniture”. A 36” wide version is available, that is 54”...

12-23-2014 10:22 PM

Face frame for furniture cabinet - 19 replies

What might be a good way to build and attach the face-frames for this—http://ana-white.com/2011/08/dining-room-buffet-cabinet ? My version has only 1 middle divider. So, two open bays on either side of the middle vertical panel. I dadoed the top, bottom, sides, and middle divider to create a “box” with center partition. ...

12-22-2014 04:22 PM

need advice for corner joint that can be partially taken apart - 4 replies

I want to make a plant-starting/growing shelf. I’m planning to use wire shelving. My thought was also to permanently assemble a “frame” for the sides using lap joints or biscuits. Just a rectangular frame about 48” tall by 16” wide. Then somehow I would connect those frames at the top and bottom. But IR...

08-03-2014 01:39 AM

Thoughts on Stanley 9 1/2 with Craftsman blade - 4 replies

From ebay I bought a Stanley 9 1/2 for $21 including shipping. There were just 3 photos, and it looked restore-able. It is, but I noticed the blade (iron) says Craftsman (made in the USA). Now I understand at one time Stanley was making these for Sears, and in fact some have said a great bargain is a Craftsman 9 1/2 made by Stanley. I also...

01-06-2013 10:21 AM

Large workbench / plywood storage - 12 replies

So I have a need for some kind of bench—- and I have 10 or so sheets of plywood sitting on the 4’ edge against a wall with a couple bandclamps keeping (hopefully) them mostly flat. So this idea has come and gone before, but thought I’d pose it here. How about a large bench.. such that below the top there would be “slo...


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