Bench Cookies

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Project by Tim_H posted 04-02-2013 08:38 AM 2046 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I hate for this to be the first “Project” I post but I promised myself to be more active here.

I found myself bored in the shop with no real money to start a new project. I remembered seeing an old post about shop made bench cookies so I thought I would but some tools to wood and get it done,

I used a 3” hole saw to cut the cookies from some scrap 3/4” ply I had lying around then sanded them just a bit to knock off the rough edges. I found some 3M outdoor rubberized no skid tape at the local farm store that was sold by the foot. The great thing about this stuff is that it is adhesive backed so I did not have to bother choosing the right glue for rubber to wood adhesion. I made 12 of these for 12 bucks worth of skid tape so I think I came out on top. I spray painted the sides of a few to see if I liked the look but I think I prefer leaving the edges au natural. Thanks for looking.

-- "If at first you don't succeed....get a bigger hammer"

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 01:17 PM

You’ll find them really handy and use them all the time! I think natural wood is usually better too, but paint or other finish may keep glues and finishes from sticking. Danish oil would be a good choice too I think. Let’s see some more projects in the future. They don’t all have to be big fancy projects, some of my best are just using up scraps left over from one of my other projects or even donated. Jigs and the like are always appreciated here, I think some people make more jigs or fixtures than they do projects even! Keep the shavings flying and most of all have fun and enjoy! Woodworking and just being in my small workshop is the best R&R I get!

-- Dennis, WV

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 07:11 PM

Cool idea. Have never found the adhesive backed…have to look around for it.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 07:21 PM

It is called 3M safety walk tape. You can find it online or try a farm store like Wilco (thats where I got it) that sells it by the foot.

-- "If at first you don't succeed....get a bigger hammer"

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#4 posted 04-02-2013 07:24 PM

Thanks for the information Tim. You keep right on making useful shop items from your scraps…and sharing them with us of course!!

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 04-03-2013 06:04 AM

Hi Tim

I think,this is a great project.

I had been looking at these bench dogs for quite a whle – but buying them in the US and having them shipped over here wouldbe quite expensive – so, I thhink, now I can make my own!

even found the 3M anti-skid stuff over here.



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