Bench/stand for metal working lathe #4: She's got legs...

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 12-21-2014 04:44 AM 1410 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: more progress Part 4 of Bench/stand for metal working lathe series Part 5: Ledgers and mid-span support »

I decided that I would mend my errant dados instead of replacing the leg, as it would be trying to repeat the setups exactly and match the other legs. Here’s pic of one repair….

And here’re the legs assembled.

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#1 posted 12-21-2014 04:48 AM

Yeah, fixin’ was the way to go….
Duplicating the leg would have been problematic.
Nice job on fixing the opps!!!

Still awaiting the surprise….

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#2 posted 12-21-2014 12:52 PM

Way to go, Matt. Looks good from here.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 12-21-2014 01:56 PM

Nice splices, Matt!

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 12-21-2014 02:47 PM

This is gonna hold a truck for sure. Nicely constructed

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#5 posted 12-21-2014 06:17 PM

One of the keys to becoming a good Woodworker is learning to get out of trouble on a project. You are learning this by fixing your bad cuts.
I just built a box with a sliding top and cutting that dado so the sliding top would slide into the groves on the sides and back. I turned the top the wrong way and you guessed it. I had a saw kerf in the wrong place. I got a piece of walnut, sliced off a thin piece, glued it in and used it as a accent line on the top.

You could hide all of these bad cuts with veneer and nobody would ever know.
Good luck on your Bench.

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