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    Don Taylor is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
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    Works Good, Lasts Long Time - Updated

    I haven't seen the weekend bench shots this week and this "Slow" old man has had quite a good week.

    I had two old sheets of 3/4" plywood, crap on both sides, saved for "something, someday."

    I used the Festool TS 55 EQ and the rail system for cutting out my shelves. The fit was so tight I had to use a hammer and block of wood to tap them in.

    Page 8 and 9 show the shelf cleats and then the fitted shelves. I'm ready for a "bunch" of sanding (With the RO 125) and the top. I'll probably use poly on it later. I want this thing out of the way for a while so I can get the new cabinets in there and start working on them.

    http://dontee.sistmllc.com/cornercounter/index7.html

    If it were not for the Festool setup, I simply would not have been able to work with these full sheets of plywood.











    Sorry to keep re-posting such a simple project but it's rather exciting to me to keep finding ways to make it more or less effortless. Where there is a will there is a way.

    DT
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    Don,
    I for one am happy to see it, It is YOUR project, and we're all pic hounds, so keep em coming!
    Utility shelves don't need to be pretty, good use of that on hand b-c plywood!
    -Ned

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    I concur. It may be a small project compared to some, but its big to You. That is very important because that was why this forum was created. To let everyone feel welcomed and appreciated. By the way I was kind of impressed with you shelves, it lloked like a comfortable place to do some work.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    It's still looking good, Don. What amazes me is that you have found some "Dimensional Lumber" that stays straight and doesn't look like a hunter's Bow the day after you get it home. We sure don't get any like that out here anymore. DAMHIKT What kind of top are you going to put on it?

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    Keep 'em coming. You're making great progress. Believe me, I have quite a few pics I'll be posting soon of my painfully slow build of a very simple workbench. Granted I've been working two other projects at the same time but if I would just finish the bench and clear the floor space the other two would go much faster. Looking good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Hitt View Post
    It's still looking good, Don. What amazes me is that you have found some "Dimensional Lumber" that stays straight and doesn't look like a hunter's Bow the day after you get it home. We sure don't get any like that out here anymore. DAMHIKT What kind of top are you going to put on it?
    Hi Norman,
    I set the top on it tonight. I think I am going to rip the laminate off and put a lip on it. I'll need that to hang a small vise or two.
    I'll put a raised border around it and use Masonite for the top.









    This is an old kitchen counter top someone threw out. I extended it with the sink portion of the counter and built the base on top of it. It has to fit!

    DT

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    That's going to work out great, Don. I like the inset section so you can sit at the bench. They look good and stout, too.
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    That is going to work real nice. If you can find it, I would suggest using "Tempered, Smooth both sides" Masonite/hardboard, and then if it gets worn/damaged over time, you can just flip it over and have a new top. The raised lip should hold it in place, but if necessary you can place a small countersunk Brass screw close to the corners of each piece to keep it down solid on the base material instead of gluing it down, and you probably wouldn't have to remove the laminate, except on the edges where you will add the lip. (The Tempered Hardboard will hold up much better than the Regular Hardboard too).

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    "Utility shelves don't need to be pretty, good use of that on hand b-c plywood!"

    Try telling that to the man I play 'shop' with . . . he's mad because he found a sanding 'scratch' on a workshop cabinet he's making for me. I still love him though . . . but I'm a 'Git 'r dun' type person and I'm ready to move tools into that cabinet.

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    Lookin' good Don! What is wrong with the laminate that you want to get rid of it? Sure makes a durable top.

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