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Bench/stand for metal working lathe #6: Short stretchers and sanding

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 12-24-2014 04:27 AM 1159 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Ledgers and mid-span support Part 6 of Bench/stand for metal working lathe series Part 7: Sand, start finish and tool tray »

Decided to add short stretchers to cap the plywood shelf ends…

Since these where an after thought, I just used pocket screws..

But joints look nice and tight after a little sanding…

Thinking about over driving the screws and filling the holes after the finish is applied

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!



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#1 posted 12-24-2014 04:39 AM

Good call!
Looks much better… is it rabbeted(?) for support???

Have you decide on which “less than appealing” finish to apply?

Anxiously waiting…. for you to “fill” us in on the “surprise”....

-- 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 12-24-2014 04:40 AM

I’m leaning towards a couple coats of the Pecan Poly Shades….

Better than that hideous green.

Since the lathe will see cutting oil and cooling fluid in normal use, I want a poly finish… And this can has been on my shelf for quite a while.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#3 posted 12-24-2014 04:42 AM

I cut a dado in the short stretchers 3/4” deep, so they both cap and support the shelf ends, as well as tie the legs together.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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