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Posted on workbench top finish plastic vs laminate vs composites

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OggieOglethorpe

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#1 posted 10-25-2016 11:04 AM

If you plan to use hand tools, slippery surfaces aren’t good. A little traction helps the work stay in place.

Holdfasts, planing stops, bench hooks, etc… all work better on a raw or nearly raw wood surface.

The fewer clamps and levers you need to turn each time you move the work, the faster your work goes. A draggy surface can be the different between needing one holdfast or several, or needing to add clamps to a stop.


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