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Forum topic by Mean_Dean posted 1669 days ago 1083 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mean_Dean

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1669 days ago

Those Rockler cookies seem like great items to use on your workbench for routing and other uses. But they seem a bit spendy for what they are, and what they’re used for.

So I decided to make my own. So here’s my inexpensive replacement:

Get a roll of non-slip drawer liner at your grocery store. A large roll of it sells for $3 or $4.

Next get a scrap piece of 2×4, and cut it into 3.5” x 3.5” squares.

Next, using spray contact adhesive, glue 3.5” x 3.5” squares of the drawer liner to both sides (top & bottom of the 2×4 squares).

With a 3 or 4-foot long scrap 2×4, you can make dozens of these things, for just a few bucks invested in a roll of non-slip drawer liner.

-- Dean


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degoose

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#1 posted 1669 days ago

I made some a few months ago and did them in a round shape from ply…

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They work a treat.. can’t say they work as well or better than the Rockler ones … as I don’t have any to compare… but they do the job… and I did not have to pay the 50 bucks for shipping to the land down under…
it seems that the handling charge is greater than the actual postage…but only to anywhere other than the lower 48.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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bigike

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#2 posted 1669 days ago

good idea, i was thinking the same thing but then i found the 2 pkg. and a tee deal from rockler for like $25

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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BarbS

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#3 posted 1669 days ago

That’s just the ticket..thanks, Dean. I’d always rather ‘make’ than ‘buy’.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1669 days ago

I made some square ones a while ago , someone had made some and called the brownies because they were square. these look great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bygolly

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#5 posted 1669 days ago

I made some also. I found some 6” round jar lid openers (same material as the non-slip webbed drawer liners) at the dollar store. They were 4 for 1.00. I routed some circles from 3/4 MDF and glued them on with contact cement. They work pretty well. They look more like waffles than cookies. I cannot compare them with the cookies. However, I can do some heavy duty sanding on them without the work slipping around.

-- The difference between theory and reality is this: in theory there is no difference. In reality...there is.

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hObOmOnk

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#6 posted 1669 days ago

Here’s my Bench Brownies.

I’ve given many sets of these to friends and fellow artisans.

-- 温故知新

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scrappy

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#7 posted 1669 days ago

Thanks for the tips. Will have to make some for my shop too.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Jerry

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#8 posted 1669 days ago

Wow, and just to think these things were on my high priority list to buy from Rockler. Nuff said, I am going to make my own…

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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ellen35

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#9 posted 1669 days ago

Great ideas here! I especially like the variable sizes that Randy made. Sometimes those little cookies are just a bit too small.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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cabinetmaster

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#10 posted 1669 days ago

I like the idea of using a 2 X 4. Gets your project up a little higher off the workbench. I like those round ones too.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Navtrtl

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#11 posted 1668 days ago

I was going to make some today, but my wife refused to hold the little pieces of plywood and spin it while I tried to cut out the round shape with my circular saw. I think the noise scares her.

-- US Navy Veteran Morgantown, KY

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