mcelhajj

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Re: UPDATE: Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac by Tommy MacDonald and Laurie Donnelly

Great show. Good techniques and tips. Enjoy the guest craftsmen.

Re: Last-Minute Gifts for Woodworking Dads

The maple tree in the side yard has to come down. Could use a couple steel wedges to split it into quarters for air drying and a Highland Woodworking Woodslicer band saw blade ($30) for my 14" bandsaw. I have successfully dried and resawn some cherry into usable boards with my 14" saw just to see if it could be done. Ready to tackle another.

Re: Bench Cookie Giveaway

Have these been approved by Don Rickles?

Re: Still don't have a workbench? This one is easy

I built this workbench keeping a printed plan handy and watching the videos many times. I also had trouble finding untreated 4x4 but eventually found them. My bench is a little longer and a little wider. I used a Groz 9" vise instead of 7" so added the appropriate length. I now know MDF comes in larger sizes than 48"x96". When I sawed my MDF in half I just kept the extra width. I drilled all my holes on the drill press after measuring and measuring and measuring again. They came out fine. I rounded the bottom edges of the legs with a router so they wouldn't tear out sliding it around the shop. I painted the bottom 6" of the legs with clear satin paint to protect them from liquids that might get to them, the shop is also a garage. I used plywood for the bottom shelf and just let the weight of the shelf and anything stored on it to hold it on place. The bench is a perfect height to work on and does make a great outfeed table. Thanks for a terrific plan.



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