|Project by BusterB||posted 11-19-2014 08:49 PM||1707 views||0 times favorited||22 comments|
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)