new york new york wrote:
Here come's the "rain" again....
Was this you this morning?
You bench is CLUTTERED up and a mess. Damn good proof that it's really a bench used by a real woodworker
and not a show piece.. You are inspiring me to build one of my own some day.
"Real woodworkers" don't put there plane flat on a bench or work piece, bad etiquette.
That's the second time I saw that this morning
"Real woodworkers" only use a auger bit and brace to drill a hole when there ice fishing.
why didn't you edge band before applying the front edge?
Why are you planing the edge with a block plane?........ LN edge plane.
Or no plane at all. Blue tape the plywood, run a flush trim, bearing will hit the blue tape, remove tape, what's left will be the thickness of the blue tape, flush up surfaces with a scraper .
Do you have a hamster? what are you going to do with all those shavings?
What are you going to do when the shelves start to sag?... Drop edge next time. It will also conceal the shelf clips. or double up the plywood, 1 1/2 shelf.
Looks good though nice job.
We are thankful for the rain. The past couple of years have been damn near arid by Florida standards. The lakes and aquifers need to be replenished.
Yes it was I who was busting RW's chops regarding his bench clutter.
I agree with RW.. Setting my block plane flat on the work bench made of wood has never hurt it and I doubt it will, as I am somewhat gentle with all of my planes.
I did not apply the edge banding before the front strips for a few reasons:
1. I never thought to do it.
2. The selves needed to be cross cut as they were about an 1/8" - 1/4" too long
3. I planned to cross cut them after I applied the front strip which I always cut long to ensure I dont cut them too short!
I used the block plane because it's the best tool I have for the job and I really enjoy using them. "I just love the sound of a hand plane in the morning."
At my age, I don't worry about sagging at all. Plus, with the shelves being 1" ply and with a solid front, I don't think sagging will be an issue.
Finally, we do not have a hamster. But I do have a neighbor with a fire place and she takes all of my shavings and scrap. The dry wood helps her get her fire started. For some reason, that little gift keeps her from complaining about the noise that comes out of the shop.
Thanks for your kind words.