Clamped up

When Things Come Together

Clamped up
Clamped up

Sometimes you just get lucky. That’s what happened to me when I went to test fit the two halves of my bench top. Honestly, I couldn’t have asked for a better fit.

Prior to fitting, I gave the two matting edges a quick touch up as they were each out of square by a few thousandths. Somehow I managed to get one of the 100 lb halves on to the other by myself. I lined up the edges, and then gave it a quick once over. Each edge was slightly concave, giving me about 1/64th gap in the middle. I checked for cupping along the width and found very little. Needless to say, I am both surprised and relieved.

Checking for Cupping
Checking for Cupping
Perfectly Sprung
Perfectly Sprung

Unfortunately, the weather is still too cold for the final glue-up. That will have to wait until Monday when the temperatures are supposed to rise into the low 60’s. Stay tuned.

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4 thoughts on “When Things Come Together

    • Thanks. My migration went well. However, I lost all of my subscribers. There’s a migration tool, which worked well. However, I had to reactivate my Jetpack plugin and that lost all of my subscribers. Now there aren’t any on the old site to migrate. I’m having the wp.org guys look at it. You may have to resubscribe.

  1. Re-subscribing now. Site looks great. Warmer temp today so I suspect you’re gluing. I just brought home from the borg some 16′ 2×12’s and they’re drying. It was your post that showed me that tactic. I enjoy your post and following along over here in SC.

    • I’m glad you’re enjoying it. I had planned to glue up the two halves last night, but forgot to buy more paint rollers. Wednesday should be even warmer, so I’m planning to do it then. I didn’t let it hang me up though. I’ve been milling up boards for the legs instead.

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