Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench #14: puting the parts together

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 11-23-2014 12:01 AM 1318 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: Next Step: Notches, Notches, Notches??? Part 14 of Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench series Part 15: It's square! »

I got the rest of the slats marked out and cut this morning – resorting to the jig saw instead of the circular saw. Might’ve taken me longer but it seemed to work out better than the first go round :) So then I started the assembly process….

and found out some of my joints apparently aren’t quite deep enough – ? or somethings not quite right

I started to predrill for the holes and stopped, realized I was way too tired to cotinue and needed to fix the too tall issue first before continuing. Tomorrow it will be warm enough I can get back out there first thing so I guess I better get some schoolwork done :P

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#1 posted 11-23-2014 12:21 AM

It’s looking great, Becky. Nice organization.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 11-23-2014 02:11 AM

That’s going to be a great work bench Becky, good job.

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#3 posted 11-23-2014 03:57 AM

I suspected some of your notches were shallow. Just make them deep enough to get the intersecting edges to fit flush. Don’t worry if the odd one is too deep. You can always glue in a shim. It is starting to look pretty familiar though and that’s a good thing. It shouldn’t be too long now. Good pics.


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#4 posted 11-23-2014 02:02 PM

You’re bein’ coached by the Master, It’ll turn out great…..

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#5 posted 11-23-2014 07:45 PM

lol thanks Marty – I can hope :) I spent some time out there this morning and I think I’ve got most of the ‘dadoes’? for lack of a better term fixed upside shimming is taking place – just trying to make certain it is square when I add the screws – which – is now since the SO is asleep and I can’t get yelled at in the garage.

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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