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Project by Axle505 posted 08-23-2016 07:03 PM 3260 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought this bench used, made of Douglas Fur with two Rockler vices. The main work went into the flattening of the top, which I did with No. 7 and No. 4 planes, followed by orbital sanding to an 80 grit. Some wood putty had to be used, but I don’t know if it was because of the sharpness of my irons or for the nature of Douglas Fur that caused some grain tearing. Afterwords, I used poly on the base and bottom shelf, followed by Formby’s Tung Oil on the top.

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#1 posted 08-23-2016 09:20 PM

Nice refurb, axel. That bench is glad to have you, I’m guessing.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 11:11 PM

Got it from an archetecture student. I know he tried to make it well. Just needed more love. I saved money on it—refusing to buy new.

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#3 posted 08-24-2016 02:22 PM

Good score on the work bench, and a nice save and restoration, too….Too me, besides the table saw, the work bench is the “center of attention” in a shop….Everything happens around the bench, from layout, planeing, sawing, clamping, etc…..A shop is just not complete without it…..!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#4 posted 08-25-2016 12:10 AM

Agreed! I have been building my shop (garage) trying buy good used equipment—only going new when it seems better at the time. I have needed this table!

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#5 posted 08-27-2016 02:27 AM

Nice job!

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