|Project by Dallas||posted 02-16-2012 05:46 PM||2165 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
I was at the Big Blue Box awhile back and saw that they had Bench Cookies on sale priced at 4 for $10.
I didn’t have time to get any as I was in a hurry to get what I needed and get back to effect a plumbing repair on a sewer line.
However, I have been thinking about them and really didn’t see the value of buying them for $2.50 each since all they are is a hockey puck or a shuffle board shuttle with non slip drawer liner glued on.
So I made my own. They aren’t pretty because they’ve been used… a lot.
I made them out of scrap hickory and a bit of non slip drawer liner I got at the dollar store. total cost, minus the time and wear on tools was about $1.50. ($1 for the liner and 50¢ worth of contact cement).
The bench cake was something I needed to hold small pieces of wood to be flattened with a scraper of plane. It has come in handy in a lot more ways than I would have figured. I may make one like it with a handle to work as a push block for the table saw or router table.
-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!