I'm still plugging away on the humidor, but on Sunday I had a bit of a "Honey to do List" rush order. We have a spot on our kitchen counter that is a real waste of space, and as our kitchen is small to start with, well I had to make a little shelf kind of thing that will help.
It is nothing much, but it has to look nice and be durable. There will not be a lot of weight on the shelf, so I made it without a back, it is all jointed together with dados, and should be fine.
Now I just need to do some sanding and then put a finish on it.
To cover the edges of the plywood, I use some thin strips of hardwood, I put them on then I use a sharp #4 hand plane to bring everything flush, this works really well, but to make it even easier, I put the whole shelf in the leg vice on my bench and then a clamp to the sliding deadman. the shelf is held ROCK SOLID and this makes the hand planing fun!
(The top of the shelf goes right up against the bottom of the upper cabinet, so you won't see the end of the side piece of plywood, that you can see now)
The one shelf is adjustable, and I wanted to put the half holes in the underside of the shelf so the shelf registers on the pins.
I dunno how your guys do this but this is what I do.....
If I had a whole bunch to do, maybe I'd make some kind of a jig to use the router, but for just the one, this works.
Now on to sanding......
Man I love that workbench, it sure was worth the time, money and effort to make it!