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Got a packet of corner brackets. Needed to make a few pilot holes for the #1 screws.. All kinds of toys in the background. Screws are TINY.. And, since the electric screwdriver doesn't have a charged up battery, I had to use this old Stanley... Made a "chain" out of hook & eyes.. Hmmm, maybe a better look? Hooks have been trimmed down, and rebent a bit. Used the old pair of pliers from my days of tying rebar for a living. Top hook swings down, into the same eyelet as the next hook below it. The others just have their own eyelet to use. Have sanded to first coat back a bit, and need a new brush. The more "redder" Witch's Brew will be a top coat. Knee is sore from mowing the yard yesterday, so I think I will just sit a spell today.
Well, I did get the top all nice and spiffy I had forgotened how knotty this thing was....Anyway, time to work on these things.. These brackets will be trashed out. marked a couple lines, bandsaw to cut a 1x6 down into three strips. Jointed the two wider ones.. Went upstairs, and got a couple toys. One was a "Hammerhead" Cordless drill/driver, the other? Called a GEM Mitrebox. The saw worked,.. But was a bit too slow, changed out to a longer saw... 8 ppi crosscut, 26" long. Flat brackets weren't the problem, it was when I sat the board on edge. It take forever with the little saw. Drill press for a few holes, hammerhead to drive a few screws This thing was well beat up....Under neath these are to be the boards cut on edge. They get a screw through and into the leg itself. I think you can see a couple hiding there. had to shorten a few screws. Didn't have short enough ones for either type of bracket. Longer ones were for the leg bracket....couple were too long. Grinder to shorten the long screws. Glue is now cureing up at the joints. Will cut slots to attach the top with, maybe tomorrow? Hoping I have the correct length screws.... couldn't get to my big mitrebox, I guess the wee one will just have to do...
Well, back is hurting today, got it to relax for awhile, wandered SLOWLY down the steps to the Dungeon Shop. Laid out a few clamps.. And a few other things I might need. Spread some glue around, and worked my way back towards the end of the bench.....A check of the diagonals....hmmm need one more clamp Used this pipe clamp to "pull" things back into square...30-1/2" each way on the diagonals. What we have here is the base sitting on the table's top. Gap down at the far corner will get pulled flat later. Needed a way to add a corner bracket, and not have it stick out like a sore back...er...THUMB. Remembered a bag I picked at a yard sale....had three sets of these in it for fifty cents... Yep, it do say Stanley on the package...and on the parts themselves. Set out a few.. I think these will even match the Walnut? attached this set down at the foot of each leg....later, I can flip the base over and add the next batch. That was about it for shop time tonight, i set the shelf on top of the mess, and wanded back upstairs...to a nice warm heating pad for my back....I did work out a wat to add the bottom shelf..without a lot of hassle. That will be next time, on this Batty Channel... You can also see a couple of the brackets in place..well, one anyway. Maybe by Sunday I MIGHT be ready for a finish...of some sort...