Bench cookies

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Project by Radu posted 01-27-2014 01:01 AM 10352 views 23 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of bench cookies I made while waiting for the glue to dry on another project.

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#1 posted 01-27-2014 01:03 AM

Cool! I never thought of making these before, but square is certainly much easier to produce. I like the hand groove you cut in. Good use of shelf liner.

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#2 posted 01-27-2014 01:26 AM

Great quick project. I always chuckle when I see the $3 cookies at Rockler. Your version is more my budget!

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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#3 posted 01-27-2014 01:38 AM

that is so clever, never thought to make them with drawer liner

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 01-27-2014 01:54 AM

Wonderful idea, great useful item

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 01-27-2014 01:58 AM

Give us some instruction on what you used and how these were made. I have been using a rubber rug (or piece of an old one) and it helps but just doesn’t do the job. These look great and certainly cheaper than Rocklers.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#6 posted 01-27-2014 02:12 AM

OldWrangler, it is just 2 pieces of 3/4” plywood glued together. You don’t really need to cut the groove. The rubbery part is shelf liner from the dollar store. One roll goes a long way. For glue I used the spray can style that I had around. You can also use contact cement if you have any. Size is 3.5” x 3.5”. For wood you can use pretty much anything of any shape (maybe spherical is not a good idea).

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#7 posted 01-27-2014 02:41 PM

Great little helpers! I also make them out of scraps. Try Corian if you get a chance, real dense and heavy to stay put. I usually use old mouse pads for the ‘grippy’ rubber part.

-- Dennis, WV

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#8 posted 01-27-2014 03:32 PM

Radu, what kind of spray glue did you use? I tried making some once with a can of spray adhesive from Lowes but they wouldn’t stay glued.

-- Rich, Kentucky

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#9 posted 01-27-2014 06:14 PM

Verry useful in any shop.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 01-27-2014 07:05 PM

Rich, I’ll look on the can when I get home this afternoon. It’s one of the 3M brand, probably the cheapest I could find. Just make sure you spray both surfaces and let it dry until it’s tacky. I don’t know how mine are going to hold, especially when my shop (garage) will heat up to over 100 in the summer. If you have some contact cement handy that’s your best bet.

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