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Project by SteveW posted 1303 days ago 2264 views 32 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I forget where I saw these in the past, but decided I needed to make a couple.
I made two sets, 4 of each, and will test out which ones I like best.
I call them my “handy helpers” for allowing me to dry fit, and complete large scale
case projects with very little stress.
I’m building a “laundry cabinet” that will hang on a french cleat above the washer/dryer.
My wife wanted to see what its going to look like, ahead of finishing,
so I decided to dry fit the thing together (as much as possible) before finishing it.
It will finish out in General Finishes Rosewood water-based stain, with about 3 coats
of semi-gloss poly.
It should match the trim around the doors in the laundry room.
Last photo is where it will mount above the pair of cleaning machines…

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW





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Xodus

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#1 posted 1303 days ago

Brilliant! I will have to make a few of these. Awesome post.

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 1303 days ago

thankĀ“s for sharing the idea with us :-)
shop helpers is always on the list and like claps you can never get too many

take care
Dennis

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Splinterman

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#3 posted 1302 days ago

Hey Steve,
Cool idea….good one.

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mpounders

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#4 posted 1302 days ago

That’s a pretty handy idea! I gotta make me some of those.

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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Woodbutchery

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#5 posted 1302 days ago

Steve, thanks for reminding us that we can actually help ourselves. Great set of helpers!

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 1302 days ago

I’ve seen these several times and every time I see them I tell myself that I should make some as well.
Hopefully this new year will bring me some time to be in the shop again : )
Thanks for your post and have a very Happy New Year !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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SteveW

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#7 posted 1302 days ago

Thanks for all the positive comments, they sure do help.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 1302 days ago

Good idea, thanks for the post.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Roger

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#9 posted 1302 days ago

these are very kool. i think i need ta make some of em also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bob Kollman

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#10 posted 1302 days ago

Yup keeping it square,way to go!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Rob_n_Wood

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#11 posted 1302 days ago

You know being square not such a bad thing…...is it what size did you make them?

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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mafe

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#12 posted 1302 days ago

Got to make some of these.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Alexey Khasyanov

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#13 posted 1302 days ago

Great! realy right thing. i’ll do. thanks for posting

-- Rev 22:21

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SteveW

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#14 posted 1302 days ago

Size:Any size you want. I made mine about 6 inches square, then clipped off the corners with holes
for my clamps… you can use any size you’d like.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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juniorjock

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#15 posted 1300 days ago

Great idea SteveW. Have you used them enough to choose which one you like the best?
- JJ

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