Bench cookies

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Project by Radu posted 183 days ago 1660 views 18 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of bench cookies I made while waiting for the glue to dry on another project.

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#1 posted 183 days ago

Cool! I never thought of making these before, but square is certainly much easier to produce. I like the hand groove you cut in. Good use of shelf liner.

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#2 posted 183 days ago

Great quick project. I always chuckle when I see the $3 cookies at Rockler. Your version is more my budget!

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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#3 posted 183 days ago

that is so clever, never thought to make them with drawer liner

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#4 posted 183 days ago

Wonderful idea, great useful item

-- Norman

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#5 posted 183 days ago

Give us some instruction on what you used and how these were made. I have been using a rubber rug (or piece of an old one) and it helps but just doesn’t do the job. These look great and certainly cheaper than Rocklers.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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#6 posted 183 days ago

OldWrangler, it is just 2 pieces of 3/4” plywood glued together. You don’t really need to cut the groove. The rubbery part is shelf liner from the dollar store. One roll goes a long way. For glue I used the spray can style that I had around. You can also use contact cement if you have any. Size is 3.5” x 3.5”. For wood you can use pretty much anything of any shape (maybe spherical is not a good idea).

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#7 posted 182 days ago

Great little helpers! I also make them out of scraps. Try Corian if you get a chance, real dense and heavy to stay put. I usually use old mouse pads for the ‘grippy’ rubber part.

-- Dennis, WV

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#8 posted 182 days ago

Radu, what kind of spray glue did you use? I tried making some once with a can of spray adhesive from Lowes but they wouldn’t stay glued.

-- Rich, Kentucky

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#9 posted 182 days ago

Verry useful in any shop.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 182 days ago

Rich, I’ll look on the can when I get home this afternoon. It’s one of the 3M brand, probably the cheapest I could find. Just make sure you spray both surfaces and let it dry until it’s tacky. I don’t know how mine are going to hold, especially when my shop (garage) will heat up to over 100 in the summer. If you have some contact cement handy that’s your best bet.

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