Working with recycled timber #50: Edna's Kitchen Work Benches making the tops

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 08-26-2015 08:30 AM 1322 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 49: OSB Ute Box Part 50 of Working with recycled timber series Part 51: Edna's Kitchen Benches Surface preparation »

The tops are six sections of pine planks reverse glue jointed (RGJ) lengthwise and breadboarded ends. Additional lengths of timber were then added to increase the edge thickness.

Here is a couple of shots of the RGJ glue up

Then it was on to the breadboarded ends and thickness fillers.
Initally I was going to add the fillers later but believe it or not I only had one pair of clamps long enough to do the job.
So it was slow progress today

Once the glue was dry the clamps came off and the tops were test fitted to the bases then cut to size and again dry fitted to the bases and left overnight.

Next comes the surface sanding and edge profiling.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 08-26-2015 08:36 AM

Coming along very nicely…

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#2 posted 08-26-2015 01:12 PM

Robert, I like the construction technique. You have been on a very busy roll of late. They look like fun projects.

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#3 posted 08-26-2015 06:13 PM

Very nice!

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#4 posted 08-26-2015 08:33 PM

Al took the words outta me mouth. You have been hard at it.

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#5 posted 08-26-2015 11:12 PM

Looks good so far. Can you tell me more about “reverse glue jointing”? That’s a new term/technique to me.

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