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#1 posted 01-09-2014 12:19 AM

Purp: Glad to hear you think it would be strong enough with only glue. It would be really nice to be able to say there is no hardware on the entire piece. I agree on it being overkill. I’m focused on skill building so the extra joints and types of wood are intentional. I’ll have to do a few practice joints to make sure I get them really tight. The only woodworking related tool I have at the moment is a drill/driver. I can borrow a circular saw and jig saw for this project. What would be the next tool I’d have to reach for to get this project done?

BPatterson: Looks like the levelers are a common theme. Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll certainly post pics as I go. with how LJ is designed, is that best done as a blog or should I continue this thread?

Tennessee: I hope the tempered hardboard top will be enough of a sacrificial top that’s easy to deal with. Do you think that will do the job? Glad to hear you think it looks strong. I took a good amount of time on it.

Rocky: Great idea. I’m familiar with what a t nut is but where would you put them on these legs?

cml: Are you referring to something other than a shelf underneath? Something with drawers perhaps? I certainly want to add a vice. I’m thinking of adding a woodworking vise to the right side and then build mobile bases for my other bench top tools to get clamped in.

Thanks everyone for the help so far. I am curious to hear what others think.

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