Bench Top Mk II

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Blog series by robscastle updated 12-07-2020 05:46 AM 3 parts 2117 reads 26 comments total

Part 1: Getting bigger ! the start

12-03-2020 08:37 AM by robscastle | 10 comments »

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 Top3 x for the sides and ends split in hal...

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Part 2: Preparation of the Top and underside Supports

12-05-2020 01:24 PM by robscastle | 11 comments »

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 ...

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Part 3: Its done

12-07-2020 05:46 AM by robscastle | 5 comments »

well believe it or not I did start with 40g and worked up to 320g and applied the sanding sealer on everything and when it was dry mounted it. So why you may say? I also wondered as the timber had been through a jointer and thicknesser anyway and I in fact considered skipping a few start up grades and start at 100g or higher. A couple of reasons I did a test sand on an offcut and it looked OK and 2. there was a slight mis match of about .5 of a mm or 0.25th on the boards in a few s...

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