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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 01-21-2015 10:33 PM 1344 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 20: one of those nights I'm somewhat glad I'm stubborn. Part 21 of Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench series Part 22: Deviation »

Just a short one since I’ve only made slight progress. I’m happy with the re-cut of the long dog holes though – free handed those and they came out real nice. Probly due to all the practice! See the pics below in the comments. Shipwright had to fix them for me :)

Looks like I’ll be cutting the dog holes once again so they match the bottom and top plywood. question is which to match them to if they are different??? ooooh boy!

Addenum So after my faux pas the other day I decided to start the put together again just to make sure I hadn’t put something together backwards – and for sure I had. I had the frame on reverse – upside down AND backwards. So here’s this mornings put together and attempts to square…not there quite yet! So far still able to use the J and M/N pieces I had to recut – the holes don’t quite line up – more worried about the top than the bottom though.



Some of my hole alignments…

As for square….
from left to right its –

from right to left its –

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



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#1 posted 01-21-2015 10:47 PM

Will you be doing all of your woodworking….
ON the ceiling???

-- 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 01-22-2015 12:42 AM

Looking good Becky but you gotta stop working upside down. That stuff is heavy if it falls on you. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#3 posted 01-22-2015 01:01 AM

That Paul is one hell of a guy….
Looks like he “righted your ship”!!! ;^)

-- 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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#4 posted 01-22-2015 12:36 PM

lol Thanks Mr. P. I fell asleep mid fixing those pictures last night :\ apparently the day was rougher than I thought it was…that or The Lego Movie just needed to be better :D

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

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#5 posted 01-23-2015 12:52 AM

and of course the frustration starts because nothing lines up where it should… missed cutting one of the dog holes (don’t even ask how since I KNOW it was cut in the other one) and it doesn’t line up with the holes in the bottom spot so hm. I think I’d better recut this piece again and take the holes from the bottom instead of from the M/N piece so I make sure they’re in the right spots for the top and bottom ply pieces!

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

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#6 posted 01-23-2015 01:05 AM

and of course the frustration starts because nothing lines up where it should… missed cutting one of the dog holes (don’t even ask how since I KNOW it was cut in the other one) and it doesn’t line up with the holes in the bottom spot so hm. I think I’d better recut this piece again and take the holes from the bottom instead of from the M/N piece so I make sure they’re in the right spots for the top and bottom ply pieces!

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

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#7 posted 01-23-2015 01:25 AM

Beka,
Are you also seeing double??? ;^)

Yup, a bummer for sure.
However, opps’ that one can recover from are but minor set backs & a learning experience.

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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#8 posted 01-23-2015 04:24 PM

lol apparently I am :) gotta quit trying to post when I’m asleep!

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

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#9 posted 01-24-2015 01:05 PM

I think I’ve constructed a plan B if I somehow screw up the last cuts of plywood on this top or if I can’t get it aligned with the holes. I think I have enough 2×4 to build a box and use that to torsion instead of the plywood… that and/or maybe I can trim the 2x to the proper width and forstner bit the 3/4 dog holes in it and notch it out to fit the rest of the plywood… just options so I can keep moving on this and get this top done! at this rate I probably could’ve bought this and saved myself some time! Still have a long way to go on the vices!

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

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#10 posted 01-24-2015 02:05 PM

That’s not a bench Becky, that’s a high coffee table. You’re building a workbench.
Why are you having trouble with alignment? The holes in the top and bottom were to be drilled using the routed holes as a guide (blog segment #5) let me know where you went wrong and I’ll try to get you out of it.

:-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#11 posted 01-24-2015 02:07 PM



....at this rate I probably could’ve bought this and saved myself some time! ....

- rhybeka

True…. but you would NOT have gained skills….
That and the satisfaction of using (once done) a bench that YOU made!!!

Keep the faith…. you WILL prevail!!!

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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#12 posted 01-24-2015 03:50 PM

yeah – somethings not quite right. probably thought too high of myself when I recut that piece. I’ll be way more careful this time and measure it out like I did the first one as well as compare the relation of the grooves with the bottom ply…make sure I take pics to show before I glue anything down :D

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

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#13 posted 01-25-2015 06:19 PM

well, at least I figured out what wasn’t right. still some figuring to do though.

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

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