Workbench #4: Finishing touches

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Blog entry by JimYoung posted 04-08-2020 07:23 PM 541 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m on forced vacation this week, so I’ve been able to get a lot done, between bike riding with my daughter and the honey do list, and I’m basically finished with the workbench.

The stock for the deadman guide Needed to be straightened out, so I used my tail vise again, and glued it in place.

The slot for the deadman was routed in the top, and I flipped the shape of the chop to make the deadman.

Next everything was disassembled and given a quick coat of BLO and allowed to dry overnight. This is the first time I’ve used BLO, and I had no issues with it. It made the grain and the cherry pop, and should help protect the bench from glue spills.

This morning the BLO was dry and re-assembly started…

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#1 posted 04-08-2020 11:31 PM

I love your faith in that red milk crate. You built a great bench. Congratulations!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 04-09-2020 01:22 AM

Tremendous build and a great heirloom. Enjoy using your new bench!

-- AJ

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