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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 02-01-2015 08:36 PM 1823 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 21: Back in the saddle... Again Part 22 of Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench series Part 23: Legs! it's got Legs! well...kinda »

Soooo yeah… I ended up deviating from the plan. The plywood torsion pieces and I weren’t getting along and I was quite frustrated and running into a brick wall. I remembered I had some 2×4 I could use for the frame to help square things up better, so I started there. Decided to see if I could work with the dog holes as well, and I ended up with this:

Nothing is glued down yet, just screwed. I laid the plywood top on to see what the dog hole alignment looked like. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I think i was on crack or something when I had this secured down and drilled the first time. The long set of dog holes seem to be ok. The short set of dog holes have more that don’t line up. Like:

The wagon vise hole seems pretty ok for the moment.

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



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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 02-01-2015 08:45 PM

Adapt, Improvise & overcome!!!
You be doing all that.
Will you use the ply top or fabricate a new one???

Keep on keeping on…. You’ll be there, sooner than you know….

-- 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 02-01-2015 09:29 PM

Will it have a plywood top and bottom still. You can call that piece on there the bottom. Drill down thru the dog holes with the plywood screwed on. Then flip it over and screw on the top and drill down thru the holes again. Do it slowly so the plywood doesn’t break out as you come thru.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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rhybeka

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#3 posted 02-01-2015 10:00 PM

Nothing changed but the internal frame changed from plywood to 2x. It does have a ply top and bottom. The bottom however has been glued and screwed.

I could however screw the top on, unscrew the frame from the bottom, flip the frame and re-drill. The top may look funny but the dog holes will at least be functional then.

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

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#4 posted 02-01-2015 11:42 PM

That will work just as well as the plywood Becky. I don’t know how you got yourself into this but I have confidence that you will get yourself out. You’re a clever girl.

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

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#5 posted 02-02-2015 12:13 AM

You are moving forward, keep going

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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rhybeka

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#6 posted 02-02-2015 01:05 AM

@Paul – trust me – my life is full of ‘How did I get here?’s :) I”m sure I missed a step or two in the directions and got myself into a mess. It doesn’t take much some days! I just need to make sure the extra width of the 2x doesn’t change any of the dimensions in the vises. I don’t think it will just something to keep in mind.

@Norm Thanks! Maybe I’ll actually have this bench done BEFORE spring thaw as planned :p

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

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#7 posted 02-03-2015 12:35 AM

Ok – so for now I believe the plan is to:

1. screw plywood top down to frame
2. cut and fit piece of hardboard/masonite/whateveryoucallit to the top
3. unscrew frame from bottom ply
4. flip
5. drill / re-drill dog holes
6. flip
7. re-screw frame to bottom ply

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

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#8 posted 02-03-2015 02:02 PM

OK, I’ll bite. What’s the hardboard for? After all this work why not just make a new top plywood?

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

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rhybeka

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#9 posted 02-03-2015 04:30 PM

just to make it look pretty Mr. P :) But the new ply would do the same!

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

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#10 posted 02-04-2015 04:14 PM

New top is on the way!

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

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