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Important for rear apron to be same height as bench top?

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  • #553834
    Dave C
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    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.

    #553839
    deanbecker
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    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?

    #553848
    MarkB
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    Is it a situation where the housings were cut deep? If so, would a 7-mm shim on the bearer help?

    #553849
    Dave C
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    @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.

    #553850
    deanbecker
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    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.

    #553851
    Dave C
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    @deanbecker that’s a great idea, no-one but me will know 🙂

    #553859
    Selva
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    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).

    selva

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