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Posted on Not even a beginner but interested, what can I do without a workbench?

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 08:34 PM

My first project, many years after highschool woodshop, was a bracket clock kit that came mail order.
Sanded and sanded, glued it up and used rubber bands for clamps, sanded some more and I didn’t know much about finishes then, so I rubbed in J&J paste wax like mom put on the floor using 400 grit; six coats.
30+ years later that clock sits on my desk at my office. Next month when I retire it will have a place of prominence in our home.
As I recall I paid less than $20 for the kit.
I was living in an RV trailer at the time so I did all the work at the picnic table and holding it in my lap.
“Workbench? we don’t need no stinkin’ workbench.”
Enjoy ... Mike in KC

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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