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Air Tool Bench continues

Posted by joeabbott on September 15, 2008

Well, I spent a bit of time today cleaning up a few projects that were between me and the air tool bench and so when I was done with those … it was time for my next step.

If you read my previous post on the Air tool bench you’d know that I wanted this bench to store a few of my tools and a work surface. Well, I’d gotten as far as cutting the major pieces for the cabinet and stopped. If you look at my Flickr site, you can look at the home set and see some of the projects I’ve done. The ones with the air tool station in the construction phase are pretty easy to spot.

Here’s a couple shots as it comes together:

Last time I was working on the bench I’d cut my grooves and dadoes a little tight and had to spend a bit of time widening them. I chose to widen them with hand tools as I was concerned that a power tool would make it too wide … I just don’t have the control I’d like to have. Anyhow, widening them went relatively quickly and I was left with a dry assembly and then final assembly.

The instructions recommend just screwing them together but I chose to add some glue and then need an almighty number of clamps to snug things up. Now it’s sitting for a day and I’ll do a bit more later in the week. One thing I’ll need is a panel of ¾” MDF for the top. That’s heavy stuff, so I’m not looking forward to getting that home.


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