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post #1 of 13 Old 11-16-2012, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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My new work bench seems square and is level but! 5' x 2' top is way off any suggestions on why? Also the bottom fits perfect to the top ply but not the other way around.
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Maybe a stupid question, but are both pieces of ply the same size? The bottom looks bigger than the top..but it may be the pic that's throwing me off. If you measure the legs at the top are they the same at the bottom?
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My new work bench seems square and is level but! 5' x 2' top is way off any suggestions on why? Also the bottom fits perfect to the top ply but not the other way around.
Hard to exactly tell, but looking at the pics of the legs, seem to be pushed outwards. Did you check to see if the legs are plum?
Also make sure the bottom stretchers and the top stretchers are equal.

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post #4 of 13 Old 11-16-2012, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Well I got it and thank you for the prompt replys
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I found that the whole thing as a rectangle was off. A little against one corner and the other against the primary house pole square it up... Lol
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Disregard-------- you were typing the answer while I was typing the question.


So what was it? Was Dominick right and the legs were spread out at the top?

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Disregard-------- you were typing the answer while I was typing the question.

So what was it? Was Dominick right and the legs were spread out at the top?
Still uncertain what it was?

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Te best way I can explain it was there was a slight twist about an inch in the 5' length. Once corrected everything squared up nicely. Make sense?
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Some of the HD boards had a twist in them. There wood really is mediocre.
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Some of the HD boards had a twist in them. There wood really is mediocre.
Well I gotta say you sure fixed that real fast !!!
How did you un-twist it?
Did you steam it?

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Just pushed it against the support post of the house lol
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Is there a way to delete the thread I started
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post #13 of 13 Old 11-16-2012, 10:48 PM
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Nope...

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Why do you want to do that? We learned how to correct a table that's not quite square.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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