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Project by iamcliff posted 392 days ago 2392 views 15 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Super easy project. This is the 3rd and final project I made out of the 2’x2’ plywood Christmas tree base that I got at Home Depot for 3 bucks. The other two projects are a Kreg Jig Base and a 2 lb Soap Mold .

I’ve seen these made by other LJ’s and thought it was a great way to save money instead of buying the real thing.

I cut out 4 squares:

Then I used those squares as templates for the non-stick drawer liner (couple of bucks at Wal-Mart):

Then I glued the non-stick squares to the plywood squares and that’s all. I tried Elmer’s glue and wood glue. Elmer’s glue didn’t really work at all. Wood glue worked better, but still not as well as I would have liked. You can easily peel the non-stick liner off. I have some super glue on hand that I will try whenever the current ones come off. There may be better and more permanent options than those, but I don’t have anything else.

They work great. Thanks for looking.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9





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Sandra

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#1 posted 392 days ago

These look great. I’ve just added these to my list of shop items that I’d like to make.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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iamcliff

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#2 posted 392 days ago

I love them already. And they are so super easy to make. Granted, they don’t look as cool as the orange and black Bench Cookies brand name items, but hey, it’s the function that counts.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 392 days ago

Contact adhesive.

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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iamcliff

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#4 posted 392 days ago

Dusty: Sweet, thanks for the tip! Actually, I think I may have some. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before…

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 392 days ago

You’re welcome and best wishes : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Don Broussard

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#6 posted 392 days ago

Nice shop tip! You could always paint them orange and black if that appeals to you.

+1 on Dusty’s tip to use contact adhesive.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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iamcliff

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#7 posted 392 days ago

Don: I didn’t think about that. Alas, I have no orange paint. Good point, though.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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Brandon

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#8 posted 392 days ago

I think you should call them “bench waffles” instead.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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iamcliff

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#9 posted 392 days ago

Brandon: Yes, that would probably be a more fitting name.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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Richard

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#10 posted 392 days ago

I used the samee stuff for the bottom of some coasters and put it on with 3M Hi-Strength 90 Spray Adhesive , they are still working great after a year even with the water and other Liquid that gets spilled on them.
My Dad and Grand Father made similar ones useing a Hole Saw many years before the orange and black Bench Cookies brand name items were ever thought of. They are a great tool to have around and only take a few min to make in any size you need.

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Diggerjacks

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#11 posted 392 days ago

Hello iamcliff

I like them, simple effective and cheaper than the original

I have made some like yours with MDF and I m very happy with them

Thanks for sharing

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

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iamcliff

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#12 posted 392 days ago

Richard: Your dad and grandpa should have capitalized on that!

Diggerjacks: “cheaper than the original” – Exactly. I just looked them up and they are 10.49 for 4. Rockler brand is even more expensive.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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drbyte

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#13 posted 390 days ago

I love these things! You’re rubber stuff is a good idea. I usually use old mouse pads on mine with the rubbery side down and the pad side glued to the wood or whatever (really like corian for these since it is so heavy and dense. I too often use the 3M spray or contact cement and they both work great!

-- Dennis, WV

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iamcliff

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#14 posted 390 days ago

drbyte: great idea using mouse pads and corian. I will definitely have to upgrade.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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Richard

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#15 posted 376 days ago

Cliff , yea if they had of started selling them I might not of had to work at anything other than wood working.

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