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#1 posted 585 days ago

Thank you one and all. After careful consideration of all your input, I decided to forgo the tool well. Instead, I added a back panel/skirt, to the shelf holding my planes, and I’m using it as a backstop to abut my bench to. No more tools/materials rolling off the back of the bench to be damaged.

I fashioned the backstop from left over pieces from the wine glass rack prototype that I built. (that’s the finished product in the picture)
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The overall length is a few inches shorter than the full bench, but that’s ok. Don’t need every last inch covered. I used a simple butt joint to affix the backstop.

And I used a marking gauge to determine the centerpoint of the thickness of the shelf I was abutting the backstop to. That way, I avoided splitting out the wood when I drilled pilot holes and screwed in the metal screws.

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