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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2009, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Okay boys, you're gonna love this one. I am constructing a workbench; going to be the workbench of the ages, the wooden equivalent to Mt Rushmore, sorta like the Rock of Gibralter. You get the idea.
I meticulously constructed a 2"X6" frame, all bolted and lag screwed. I carefully crafted a three-layer 2" thick top. I was careful to measure the top to be exactly 60-inches long. And when I built the frame I carefully made sure to measure and make it.........60-inches long. Hold it....that AIN'T gonna work! Where's the overhang? Where's room for the vice? How you gonna clamp anything to a bench with a top flush to the frame?
Tomorrow, at the crack of dawn, before anybody can see, I gotta go take it apart and cut 10" off the aprons.
But thats okay. I just noticed that on one leg set I have the nuts on the inside and on the other they are on the outside.
See......and you thought I already knew how to do everything.
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Hay don't embarras us Vikings. If we build our long ships that way they would have sunk. LOL
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It's ok Fatz, it happens to all of us

Just keep smiling and eventually all will come to place. Your bench sounds good and when it's done give us some pics

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You don't hold any corner on the blunders market, we have all made them, the key to any good craftsman is not in not making blunders, but in how you fix them.

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You must have been following my plans...LOL
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hmm sounds like me,,, you sure your not a long lost cousin?
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Fatz, it sounds rather like me, a rough drawing with basic measurements and make it up as you go along. The great thing about this technique is that over time you become expert at turning mistakes into features!


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Yep, I've found my long last brother!!

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