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Alignment Tool

In order to measure the benches I had to make a special measuring tool.

Expandable from 4 to 7 feet

This easy measuring tool will help to align the bench mounts.


I used 2x 4 foot pieces of oak. Then drilled 3 1/2 inch holes. Both ends and one at about 10 inches.

Router Work...

Then I "routered" the longer distances a 1/2 wide.

2 Bolts and done...

2 bolts, 2 washers and 2 wing nuts complete the assembly. The 2 pieces are aligned "mirror" to each other. Then the bolts are inserted through the slots. Done!