Poor man,s bench cookies like the Rockler ones

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Project by Dutchy posted 646 days ago 3258 views 17 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With a glue spray, two pieces of baltic birch and a littli piece of anti slip mat i made 8 pieces bench cookies. They work very well and the total price is less then € 2,—. First i glued the anti slip mats on both sides of the baltic birch. The next day after drying I sawed it to smaller pieces and sanded the edges on my disc sander.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#1 posted 646 days ago

Nice $$ saver Dutchy, i dig it. Welcome to the gang BTW …

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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-- Nimkee** Joe

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#3 posted 646 days ago

Nice one Dutchy and welcome to LJ’s.

Maybe add some sandpaper to the sides and or bottom as well, great idea you
have there.

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#4 posted 646 days ago

I’ve never seen cookies before, but I like the idea. Much better than clamping to the workbench, and still having it slide a bit. Thanks for the tip.

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#5 posted 646 days ago


I know it’s a very good idea ( I ‘ve made 8 like that )

The rockler cookies is very too expensive

Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJ’s

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 646 days ago

Hello waho609,

I also considered sanding paper but this can or will damage your workpiece. And after making and trying I was amazed of the working af this liittle cookies! I think anti slip mat holds better than sanding paper. But wenn you give sanding paper a try let me know

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#7 posted 646 days ago

Well done and very useful project : )
Welcome to LJs !

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#8 posted 646 days ago

very nice, this will save many people lots of $$$

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#9 posted 646 days ago

super thrifty

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 646 days ago

The boy is always thankin! I likes it!!!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#11 posted 646 days ago

I really like this project! I have some bench cookies, and I use them a lot. But these I could make the size I want, and I also think they would make great gifts for some other woodworkers. Thanks for sharing.

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#12 posted 646 days ago

Hey I have all that stuff!! (heading for the basement)

Thanks, sometimes we dont even see what is right in front of us.

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#13 posted 646 days ago

I was drilling some 2 inch holes in 1/2 inch melamine and decided to keep the cutouts. I attached some no slip grippers to each side. They work pretty good.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#14 posted 646 days ago

Good thinkin’ Stranger!

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#15 posted 646 days ago

I will have to try this, thank you.

-- Wendy, Albuquerque

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