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Facelift For An Old Friend

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Project by BusterB posted 11-19-2014 08:49 PM 1659 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was cutting a hole in a piece of walnut with a jigsaw the other day. I had the workpiece clamped to my old roll around table. I guess my old friend didn’t like this too much since he decided to crack and split. I use this table on about every project I work on in the shop so not fixing it was not an option. It’s been hanging around for at least 30 years and it was old when i got it. Those of you who kinda know me, know I am cheap err…frugal so i set out to repair it and hopefully beef it up a tad bit as economically as possible. 2×4’s from the big box glued up into a panel. The panel was attached to the existing top and I used a hand plan to flatten it (mostly…lol). Ripped a 2×4 to make a edge band and attached with glue and screws. Sanded to 120 grit and added a coat of wipe on poly to add a little durability to the soft pine. Total cost of the makeover, about 30 dollars since I had the poly left over from another project. I think the old boy might have a few more years left in him after all.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 11-19-2014 09:09 PM

Awesome restoration Buster. It is like you gave your old friend a shave and a hair cut, shined his shoes, and bought him a new suit. What a guy!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BusterB

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#2 posted 11-19-2014 10:27 PM

L2L- Thank you sir. It does my heart good to see him on the mend…lol will build the L2L version next time…built in AM/FM/CD player, Mini fridge and automatic board stretcher…lol. Hope things are going well for you buddy.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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farmerdude

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#3 posted 11-19-2014 11:31 PM

Another fine job by BusterB!! Facelift? You could rebuild a transmission on that thing. I see no reason for it not to last a good long while. I can see many nice projects coming off that table. Great job buddy.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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BusterB

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#4 posted 11-19-2014 11:53 PM

Jeff- thank you my frozen friend. We have had some of your kinda weather these past few days….and it sucks….lol was in teens overnight but thankfully warmed up into the 40’s so I could take the table outside to sand. Hope the cold decides to come home to you soon!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 11-20-2014 12:26 AM

Very good recovery of an old friend! I know what you mean about having a table that you use all the time. I do too. you made that one brand new!! Nice going, Buster!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BobWemm

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#6 posted 11-20-2014 12:40 AM

Hey BusterB, your new mate looks too good to use now. LOL
Maybe it’s time for the CD player etc, and really do him over.
Great job and I really like that top.
Love the story also.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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BusterB

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#7 posted 11-20-2014 12:57 AM

Jim- thank you sir. Would have figured you had at least two go to tables buddy…lol

Bob- Thank you sir. I am waiting for Luv2learn (Lee) to post plans then its upgrade time…lol. Seriously though, it won’t stay pretty for long…should have said most uses and abused item in the shop. Hope all is well down there in Aussie land sir. You guys turn out some awesome projects on here!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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whitebeast88

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#8 posted 11-20-2014 01:18 AM

nice rehab buster.it should last a long time.now what’s gonna be the first project on him???

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 11-20-2014 03:03 AM

When your favorite table needs rehabilitation, go for it. As long as they serve their purpose they will survive. Nice work resurfacing the top. My 14 year old assembly table was dismantled yesterday and hope to have the new one ready in a day or two. Can’t do without a work table.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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BusterB

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#10 posted 11-20-2014 03:23 AM

Marty- thank you my friend. I have three projects in the works. A Tardis lamp for daughter, a fishing rod rack for my son and a bed tray/ laptop desk for my wife. Christmas is coming…lol How is it going for you buddy?

Dave- thank you sir. Looking forward to seeing the results of your rebuild. Cup holders, CD player and all…

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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hoss12992

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#11 posted 11-20-2014 04:29 AM

That looks really good, and Im sure you will get lots more use with it.


L2L- Thank you sir. It does my heart good to see him on the mend…lol will build the L2L version next time…built in AM/FM/CD player, Mini fridge and automatic board stretcher…lol. Hope things are going well for you buddy.

- BusterB


Just a thought on the new L2L version, you might also want to add a new air bubble for the plum bob and also some storage for the light bulb repair kits. LOL Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 11-20-2014 05:59 AM

Hey Buster, I like the cup holder idea (as I’m laughing) may just have to add one.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Rick

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#13 posted 11-20-2014 11:34 AM

Vary nice Project Buster. Well Executed and a great design!

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

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CFrye

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#14 posted 11-20-2014 02:29 PM

Why, Buster, that’s just in time for Thanksgiving dinner! Well done, buddy!

-- God bless, Candy

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luv2learn

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#15 posted 11-20-2014 06:03 PM

Don’t forget the microwave and cup holder…LOL!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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