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Square Assembly Station

By: Erich Lage
This addition to your workbench makes the task of assembling frames square a breeze.

W231 006f01 Lately I’ve been turning out a lot of simple projects with face frames that are held together with pocket screws. Holding the frames steady and square while screwing them together has proven to be a challenge that needed a solution. Adding a set of adjustable cleats to the sides of my bench solved the problem nicely. W231 006a01 W231 006a01 d01 The cleats are held in place with studded knobs that screw into threaded inserts. W231 006f02 Make sure to leave the cleats short of the workbench corner. This way, when you’re assembling mitered corners, they’ll fit nice and tight. As the inset photo shows, the slots in the plywood allow you to slide the cleats out of the way when not in use.

Published: Oct. 7, 2021
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