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Minor Bench Top Repair

As the blog for the Small Tool Chest Handles came together I noticed in one of the pictures an indent in my bench top. Going out to take a look, I realize that the plywood top must have a cavity and it was caving in one spot. After briefly considering building a new bench, I decided a quick fix was in order.


Cutting away the area surrounding the cavity with a chisel was simple. I found a scrap of poplar in the bin and cut it to rough size then placed it over the cavity and marked the edges with a knife. Cutting along the marks I fitted the replacement piece and glued it into place.


A minute with a plane and it’s ready to go. Now on to a new project!


  1. December 29, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Nothing like a Dutchman!

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