Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench #18: pulling it together - pt 1

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 12-29-2014 06:29 AM 2141 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: Sexy Legs - Done! back to top Part 18 of Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench series Part 19: Tiny update »

Just a short one since it’s a bit after 1am and I have to be up in a few hours. Since we’re supposed to take a temp dip this week I was really pushing to get the assembly done. Well, it’s getting there. Not a lot of pics unfortunately – my phone didn’t make it out with me on Saturday. So I decided to try to speed things up by using pocket screws on the stretchers. So far, so good. I was able to get the tops fitted fairly decently but in newb style, I had to shim one of the short sides against a leg since I cut a bit too much. top and bottom stretchers and such are on. I missed a step on the lower top since I’d already cut the wagon vice in a previous step (it’s what I get for not reading ahead) and started gluing the inner frame to the bottom piece. Luckily, I didn’t get very far, so I can go back and glue and screw the bottom ply to the legs :) I think after that we may need to move it indoors otherwise the glue won’t dry :)

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

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#1 posted 12-29-2014 01:58 PM

Hey, I see a workbench…. hanging on the wall!!!

Good lookin’ progress.
Carry on….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 12-29-2014 03:16 PM

That’s looking really good Becky. Shouldn’t be long now.
Here are the “off the wall” versions.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 12-29-2014 04:51 PM

Thanks Mr. P – I was a bit out of it last night when I posted….er earlier this morning?? /sigh/ think I better take a nap before I try to get the top on!

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

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