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Bench Top Mk II #2: Preparation of the Top and underside Supports

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 12-05-2020 01:24 PM 836 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Getting bigger ! the start Part 2 of Bench Top Mk II series Part 3: Its done »

I prepared the top by gluing sections of 3 boards individually .
123,

then 456,

and finally 789

This occurred across the whole day

The CompressX Bar Clamps were a generous donation from De Goose.

Then next day the 3 sections and the No 10 board all went into my Backline clamps

and stayed there overnight

The next day the individual sections came out of my Backline clamps today as a complete bench top.

I then began preparing the edging and support for the underside

I decided to use a reverse glue joint this time as opposed to the half lap miter joint just for something different

I did this for a couple of reasons, 1. I did not have enough material for a single straight run and 2. needed to join timber to effect the frame support so went that way.

After fabricating all the pieces I dry attached them to the bench top then to ensure my plan would work and would be effective.

To try and provide max support I staggered the joints on each side and set to prepping everything using Larry and Alex to help me remove any whiskers and obtain the best fit.

I did final parallel measurements everything looked OK upon checking diagonals so it was time to scibed a final fit line to the raggedy edge and pop the glue bottle, being glue up time

working around the frame tapping to close the reverse glue joints and and aligning everything I eventually completed the task.

Almost managed to run out of clamps but made it.

The datum is the edge you cannot see so the raggedy edge will be trimmed upon completion.

It was time to wind it up and in appreciation of Larry and Alex’s work shared a beer with them.

If you were wondering why there was a torch involved it was getting a bit dark and i wanted to make sure no gaps were present.

-- Regards Rob



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#1 posted 12-05-2020 04:37 PM

Well! There it is! Nice work, Rob!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 12-05-2020 06:33 PM

Progress!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 12-05-2020 08:53 PM

Very professionally done Rob.
On the torch comment; you didn’t post until the early early hours of today so yes it must have been a late finish.

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

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#4 posted 12-06-2020 12:06 AM

lookin good buddy,what i really love too see is you makin dust again,you need this right now,keep it going.

-- 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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#5 posted 12-06-2020 02:12 AM

Careful…Alex and Larry will be wanting a raise….

Looking good, Mate!

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

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#6 posted 12-06-2020 12:37 PM

You inferring that pottzy is smooth and I’m rough as guts?

Were you working in the dark? As well as the torch, you had to use light beer?

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

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#7 posted 12-07-2020 12:28 AM



You inferring that pottzy is smooth and I m rough as guts?

Were you working in the dark? As well as the torch, you had to use light beer?

- LittleBlackDuck


well let me just say you dont need 60 grit all the time,maybe start with 100 some times?

-- 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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#8 posted 12-07-2020 06:00 AM

I t is all relative as to who actually makes a difference in life

there are some rough diamonds out there just ask Howard Hughes

-- Regards Rob

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#9 posted 12-07-2020 06:09 AM

The torch reminds me of a joke about the two loonies planing an escape

One came up with the idea of using a torch and climbing down the beam
the other guy being a bit smarter refused to go along with the escape plan
saying he would not do it
when asked why he replied Hey I am not that stupid you might turn the torch off when I am half way down and I may fall and hurt myself.

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 12-07-2020 01:44 PM

You inferring that pottzy is smooth and I m rough as guts?

Were you working in the dark? As well as the torch, you had to use light beer?

- LittleBlackDuck

well let me just say you dont need 60 grit all the time,maybe start with 100 some times?

- pottz


So you’re saying, I’m useless and not needed at all.


The torch reminds me of a joke about the two loonies planing an escape

One came up with the idea of using a torch and climbing down the beam
the other guy being a bit smarter refused to go along with the escape plan
saying he would not do it
when asked why he replied Hey I am not that stupid you might turn the torch off when I am half way down and I may fall and hurt myself.

- robscastle


Hell that’s dumb… If that was me I’d take the torch myself and shine it in front of me…

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

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pottz

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#11 posted 12-07-2020 04:36 PM

So you’re saying, I’m useless and not needed at all.

absolutely not ducks,i find 60 grit is sometimes what it takes to get the finish you need.

-- 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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