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Blog series by Tokolosi updated 12-25-2011 05:12 PM 3 parts 12725 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: A Workbench in the making...

12-23-2011 06:40 PM by Tokolosi | 8 comments »

My workspace is my garage. I have a small workspace that I built with some leftover MDF from garage shelves when I moved in. Its a place for just run off the mill round the house kinda stuff. You know, fixing the broken toaster, making a volcano for a school project, glueing together a broken picture frame. So when I started messing around with bigger and bigger wood projects I quickly realized I needed a dedicated workspace for those projects. One not encumbered by walls and laundry equi...

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Part 2: Its coming together...

12-24-2011 05:54 PM by Tokolosi | 1 comment »

Thank you for all the tips, comments, words of encouragement and interest in my little project. I took the rough cut lumber yesterday and squared of those little rounded edges with my tablesaw. I just took 1/8” of each side, about a blade’s width. It generated so much sawdust it looked like it was snowing on my driveway. By the way, does sawdust count towards your daily required fiber intake? With the wood squared I started laminating the bench top. I decided to do it in thr...

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Part 3: All Done!

12-25-2011 05:12 PM by Tokolosi | 6 comments »

First off all; Merry Christmas. May you be surrounded by love on this special day. Having some time off yesterday I dived into the project with gusto. The first order of business was to laminate the three seperate pieces of the top together. I used 16 ounces of glue to put that table together. And as you can see I dont have enough clamps. But can onereally ever have enough clamps? I then finished the base and cut the shelve inserts. I almost screwed the upper shelve into place when ...

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