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Updating the shop #2: Bench Completed

03-15-2011 12:02 AM by mrg | 5 comments »

So this past weekend I was able to complete the workbench with the help of my wife. I found that drilling holes perfectly straight with a hand drill is not as easy as one may think. I had to re-drill the holes in the legs slightly larger to make up for my inaccuracy. My bench top drill press is just a little small to be able to drill thru a 4×4. It worked great to do the recesses for the nuts to go on the rods. After altering the legs we were able to assemble the bench pretty easily. The build consists of 2 4×4 cut into 4 32 inch legs. 4 2×4 made up 8 runners, 1 4×8 sheet of 3/4in plywood cut to size for the lower shelf and bench top. The top is two pieces laminate...

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