Workshop Rehab #1: My First Workbench

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Blog entry by evause posted 01-23-2010 12:38 AM 951 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve decided to get into woodworking – specifically to build some new cabinets for the office in kitchen. I’ve realized in order to do this (if I’m serious), I’m going to have improve my existing workspace – and at the same time, get some practice.

Until this part of the project is complete, i’ll just be posting the latest picture – below.

Current Progress

Frame is assembled.

-- ...SportsCenter, think about that, that's just dumb. - Ron Burgandy.

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#2 posted 01-23-2010 01:33 AM

Test cut your dado (kerf or groove) in a piece of cut lumber, helpful if it is the same stock, but not absolutely necessary. I always make a test cut for depth, width, and placement in a piece of junk wood. It is quick and easy, and saves a lot of wood. Usually dado cutting is relatively shallow, therefore not too dangerous. That means you can use a piece of wood that is short, which might be more hazardous for a through cut.

It is a good way to get some use from your cut off bin.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#3 posted 01-23-2010 01:35 AM

...and you can also sneak up on the width you need for a precise fit…................

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 01-23-2010 07:20 AM

You is off to a great start!

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