DIY Bench With Custom Steel Hardware
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Work with 2” x 2”x 1/8” thick steel angles
Mark lines on steel I think the silver sharpie works best
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Secure your work piece before cutting it or drilling holes through it
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Cut the steel with an angle grinder and abrasive blade. Start with shallow passes. Then cut through
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Friction produces a lot of heat. Be careful when handling hot steel
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Use a 40 grit flap disk to smooth over the cut edges
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Use a metal punch to establish a little divot to prevent drill bit from wondering around
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To extend the life and of your drill bit it’s a good idea to use some cutting oil
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use a counter sink bit to drill an angled recess for the screw heads
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Remove steel rust with sand paper, orbital sander or a wire brush and a drill
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Once the rust is removed, clean the steel thoroughly using some acetone
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Use an angle grinder with a flap disk to remove the mill-scale of the steel if you prefer
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To go back to a gray color or get rid of the shiny cut lines, spray on a patina
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To get really fancy you can make bracket out of brass
Cut out the rest of the brackets out of angle steel
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Drill and countersink the holes
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We used Mullbury wood. We trimmed it with a circular saw to get the flattest pieces out possible
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Ran the boards through the thickness planer
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Cut 4 triangular pieces for the legs. Sand them nice and smooth
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Sand the edge of the triangular pieces that go into the steel so they fit in nice and flush
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Finish the wood with one coat of Danish oil
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Pre-drill all holes. Use pan head screws for the brackets and machine screws with nuts for the legs
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Silver Sharpie For Steel Marking
Speed Square
Paste Wax
Angle Grinder
Silver Sharpie For Steel Marking
Speed Square
Paste Wax
Angle Grinder
Flap Disk
Abrasive Cutting Wheel
Step Drill Bit
Slate Black Patina
Brass Angles