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solid-door workbench #3: Epic fail - blow-out becomes a calming relief

05-11-2012 08:48 PM by ChrisMc45 | 1 comment »

So I was ready to “laminate” the top and bottom door-slabs to make the ~3.5” benchtop. Due to the ugly side-view of the slabs, I had figured to add a skirt or perimeter of white oak I had from a previous project, as well as the vise jaw faces. I clamped the two slabs then drilled 1” holes through the top to about an inch into the bottom, these would allow big pegs to mechanically join the slabs. I glued the pegs proud on the top, then slid the two parts together with about a pint of Gorilla Glue in the middle. I hammered the pegs until I reached the bottom of the hole in the bottom slab, then many clamps. The top looked good, right up until I flipped ...

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