- 13 December 2018 at 12:24 am #553834
Somehow (probably through doing things when very tired…), I managed to make the top of the back apron of my bench around 7mm lower than the bench top.
I’m thinking of just leaving it (otherwise it’ll be a lot of work to glue on a new piece of wood, plane it down, etc.), but wanted to check if I’m missing some important use for it being exactly the same height.13 December 2018 at 2:15 am #553839deanbeckerParticipant
other than having a long piece that lays unleveled when you are working on it and it won’t lay flat from front to back , there isn’t a big problem small projects and laying parts lengthwise it won’t matter
it would be best to level it up. a strip of birch ply on the top edge maybe?13 December 2018 at 12:18 pm #553848MarkBParticipant
Is it a situation where the housings were cut deep? If so, would a 7-mm shim on the bearer help?13 December 2018 at 12:52 pm #553849
@deanbecker thanks, that was the only use I could think of. I guess it could be annoying after a while, some ply would definitely fix it (but look a bit ugly). Can always see if I can some offcuts from the original apron lying around somewhere.
@markbannon unfortunately not, it was due to me messing up measuring the height on the bench top side of the tool well and transferring it to the other.13 December 2018 at 2:45 pm #553850deanbeckerParticipant
You could paint it red to cover the end grain and call it a safty strip. Or a contrasting strip and call it a decorative trim piece. That way it would not be a screw up.13 December 2018 at 4:38 pm #55385113 December 2018 at 5:36 pm #553859SelvaParticipant
I wouldn’t use a plywood strip for this — it’ll be hard to plane it down to match the rest of the top when the bench needs re-flattening. Use a strip of wood of the same kind as the apron or something else if you want to make it into a design element. And then plane it down to match. If its 1.5″ thick apron, planing the edge down by 1/8 or even 1/4″ would take hardly anytime.
I would use a finish that could be reworked with minimal effort (say some oil, not paint).
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