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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 12-07-2016 10:35 PM 902 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been struggling working in shop. My old workbench was too small, I needed an assembly table, BUT shop is too small . I quickly made an addition to old bench. I added 4ft x 5ft to one side. I also added the addition lower.
I used old reclaimed planks.
The top was not level, oneplank with bit thinner than the rest. I planed and planed but was unable to get it perfect level and smooth.
On the weekend I decided to use up old MAPLE wood flooring that I had stored in trailer. No one was interested in it. I have 400 sq. ft. that I bought for $14.
I glued and pin nailed it across the planks and NOW I have the surface I am looking for.
Just finished assembling a end table and the table is level, square and no rocking !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#1 posted 12-07-2016 11:54 PM

Nice addition to the bench, it certainly makes it a good workspace!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#2 posted 12-08-2016 02:44 AM

Nice way to get extra work area!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-08-2016 02:46 AM

Good to hear from ya PhiBello.
I am currently building a workbench around 2 sides of shop with same maple flooring

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#4 posted 12-08-2016 06:36 PM

Yes Jim. It is working very nice. So much nicer when everything is FLAT and square

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 12-09-2016 06:48 PM

Oh, so very useful in you small shop as mine also is. I chose a large outfeed table fo assembly with a few hold down positions.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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