New Yankee Miter Bench Vs. Utimate Tool Stand #6: Torsion Box Bench Tops

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Blog entry by scarpenter002 posted 12-25-2013 10:04 PM 15894 reads 5 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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After many hours each week of work involving travel out of town, I have finally had some time of vacation over the holidays to work on my bench tops. I decided to build torsion boxes for the bench tops, using 3/4” plywood for the tops and internal grid and 1/2” plywood for the bottom. The internal grid is 2 3/4” wide strips, notched to interlock. They are attached to the 3/4” plywood top with glue and pocket hole screws.

The bottom is attached to the grid with glue and wood screws.

I also embedded two Kreg Klamp tracks into the corner of one of the tops, to enable the pocket hole assembly process, as well as other tasks.

Thanks for reading.

-- Scott in Texas

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#1 posted 12-26-2013 10:17 AM

That should make a nice solid bench Scott.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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