Ice Chest/Cooler box update
Well, I’ve been under the weather for the last few days and haven’t done much with the cooler box build. I got all the pieces cut to length and then ripped to width last Friday. While I was ripping them I noticed that they were still very wet so I clamped them together and left them on my workbench to dry. I tried to go out once a day and rotate the middle boards to the outside. 2 days ago I went ahead and took them all out of the clamps and spread them across the bench to finish drying. I went out last night and glued up the legs so that I could start sanding all the pieces today. While I was laying out all the pieces for the legs I noticed that they were really rocking up and down on the bench but they didn’t seem that warped. I took a closer look and discovered that the hardboard top of my bench seemed to have sucked up a bunch of that extra moisture and warped between all the screws holding it down! This was totally unexpected! I live in Southern California so I’m hoping that it will dry out in the next few days on it’s own. If not then I will just go down and buy another $5 piece of hardboard and replace it.
You can also watch my VLOGS about the project here: