WBBN's Bench Top #1: Starting Bench Top Part 1

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 10-22-2020 02:24 AM 532 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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arrrg WBBN and his finishing Bench!

I was going to have the day off too!

Well I guess I needed to upgrade anyway.

Even LBD suggested it was a Festool Look alike, but I think he may have been trying to take the Micky actually

So I set to work.

Had a few pallet bit left over from my Smiths Chips days when I actually got paid for doing wood work.

these are 1100×150 x 25 mm Hardwood planks of some species, possibly Yellow stringy bark not really sure.

Cut them into lengths of 850mm or there about

Eyeballed them and marked them up for jointing.

then ran then through the thicknesser

ripped them parallel with the table saw

Laid them out and marked them up for biscuits, as it was morning tea time.

fired up my truty Biscut jointer

hauled out my clamp collection

Inserted No 20 biscuits and TB III

checked all were in their correct positions

Skulked off and went to check what was happening on LJ’s

Standby for the next part as I am of to Ant Mans farm then Sydney for another container of bikes to unpack with No 1 Son

Be back soon (Nov) for the continuing story about the finishing opps starting table saga!

try not to miss me too much guys!.... especially corelz125!

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 10-22-2020 02:29 AM

Any day working creating with wood has to be a good day Rob.

Safe travels.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 10-22-2020 03:53 AM

... Cut them into lengths of 850mm or there about...
- robscastle

You shop at the same tape measure supplier as maj (Ivan).

You should buy yourself a Fe$tool Domino... I believe that Titebond III holds as strong as solid timber, making the biscuits “redundant” (except for alignment)... so if you’re gonna waste money on biscuits, you might as well do it with class on dominos.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 10-22-2020 04:29 AM

Nice one Robbo

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#4 posted 11-28-2020 07:31 AM

Make a cabinet-maker out of you yet, if’n ya ain’t careful

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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