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Bench Top Mk II #1: Getting bigger ! the start

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 12-03-2020 08:37 AM 677 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Bench Top Mk II series Part 2: Preparation of the Top and underside Supports »

After being partly pushed into making my first Replacement bench top thanks to WBBN I now find myself being self amused by making yet another one this time bigger!

Again I interfered with my dormant Smiths Potato Crate stack by ripping off their covers and hauling them out of their comfort zones

The victims:
Yellow Stringy Bark rough sawn pallet planks, 1160 mm x 25mm x 150mm and all approximate BTW

Material estimate:
10 x planks for the Top
3 x for the sides and ends split in half, so 2 x each long side and 2 x for the ends.

So I get to work:

Cutting to length and jointing:

Thicknessing:

general layout idea:

That will do for today! Tomorrow its cheese and bickies time (Titebond III and biscuits #20) meanwhile its BOC!

-- Regards Rob



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crowie

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#1 posted 12-03-2020 09:12 AM

Another fine furniture job Rob.

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

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#2 posted 12-03-2020 10:49 AM

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#3 posted 12-03-2020 11:21 AM

it obvious that your pallet makers use better drier lumber than here in the States. You’ll end up with a heck of a nice table top

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 12-03-2020 01:41 PM

Looking like he table top is heading in the right direction.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 12-03-2020 03:25 PM

nice rc glad to see you back at it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 12-04-2020 09:13 AM

What happens if you get the numbers out of sequence?

Might be hard to recreate the order as there doesn’t seem to be a book matched pattern?

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

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#7 posted 12-04-2020 09:25 AM

the numbering related to interposed grain direction, alleged be utilised to reduce cupping

I will take a end grain shot later to demonstrate the intent..
As I only need to do a end grain look uo

Otherwise nothing of massive importance if they rub off or is it rub out which it is as i actual

all have 10 fingers and toes as opposed to three so I can count up a re number them or even confuse some and use hex!

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 12-04-2020 10:37 AM

humm too many beers I think if the #8 needs translating let me know

-- Regards Rob

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#9 posted 12-05-2020 10:39 AM

Thanks Buddy I can always rely on you to come through!

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 12-28-2020 08:12 AM

new link, they must have closed off the twitter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wO4MvyZINw

-- Regards Rob

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