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Blog entry by edwood1975 posted 01-08-2015 02:11 AM 1246 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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There are a lot of future projects within this bench but for now Im very happy with the outcome and my journey getting here alot of mistakes and alot learnt on this…some imperfections, but I d rather some imperfections in something I made from the ground up than buying something in a box …..I guess thats why I love this craft…

-- Ed



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Roger

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#1 posted 01-08-2015 01:13 PM

Oh yea!

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 01-08-2015 01:33 PM

Ed, good build, looks like a worker. One suggestion is to ensure the screws through the mdf top are at least flush with the top and not sticking up (proud) of the surface. Think dragging a project across the bench and picking up a scratch or gouge or ywo from the screws.

Oh, a little late, but welcome to LJs!

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#3 posted 01-08-2015 05:35 PM

Very Shnazzy! Congrats on creating your own ‘woodworking center’. Well done.

-- Ed

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#4 posted 01-08-2015 10:56 PM

Those “mistakes” you mentioned could of been corrected while building your bench….

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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edwood1975

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#5 posted 01-13-2015 09:48 PM


Those “mistakes” you mentioned could of been corrected while building your bench….

- Rick Dennington


Maybe I did fix them !!!!!!!

-- Ed

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Rick

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#6 posted 01-19-2015 02:43 AM


Those “mistakes” you mentioned could of been corrected while building your bench….

- Rick Dennington

Maybe I did fix them !!!!!!!

- edwood1975

Maybe? Why Maybe? Did you “Fix” them or not.

One you didn’t fix was to have the Top be one smooth, full surface and overlap the Apron you put on later. Why did you feel you even needed the apron? Does it serve a purpose?

My bench is something like yours and I stopped at the OSB. It’s served me well now for about 8 years. If it gets to “Shabby” looking a quick run over with the Belt Sander fixes that. I can also “Seal” it up with a 50/50 mixture of Carpenters glue and water and some times a quick coat of whatever Paint I might have lying around.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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edwood1975

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#7 posted 01-19-2015 03:34 AM


I put the apron on it for 2 reasons.. I like to attach magnets around the perimeter of the table to hang stuff on from time to time.. I also use pine a lot and call me vain but I used it to blend in with other pieces that I made…

Those “mistakes” you mentioned could of been corrected while building your bench….

- Rick Dennington

Maybe I did fix them !!!!!!!

- edwood1975

Maybe? Why Maybe? Did you “Fix” them or not.

One you didn t fix was to have the Top be one smooth, full surface and overlap the Apron you put on later. Why did you feel you even needed the apron? Does it serve a purpose?

My bench is something like yours and I stopped at the OSB. It s served me well now for about 8 years. If it gets to “Shabby” looking a quick run over with the Belt Sander fixes that. I can also “Seal” it up with a 50/50 mixture of Carpenters glue and water and some times a quick coat of whatever Paint I might have lying around.

- Rick


-- Ed

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TheFridge

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#8 posted 01-19-2015 04:06 AM

I do suggest countersinking the screws on the top asap. Then the ones on the sides and bottom at a later date or whenever you can get to it.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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