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Posted on Poly on worktable how to roughen

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 08:20 PM

None of my workbenches have a finish, and they look a little worse for wear. But they can be planed at any time but as long as they stay flat I ll leave them alone.

- Rick_M

Same as mine Rick. I expect it to get all marked up. No big deal. I scrape it back to an acceptable finish. usually throw on a fast coat of Water Based Poly or leftover Paint just to seal it up.

This “Quick Build Auxiliary Bench”, Totally Portable. (3/4 Hours Max.! to build) It got the Plush Treatment! Some leftover Stain and and 2 coats of Poly. Also some much needed Storage on the lower shelf.

Spruce is soft? Not up here in Canada it’s not. All our houses are framed in Spruce. (I did a few Dozen.) It’s hard and is not easy to work with for anything that you want a nice finish on. In fact you can’t get a nice finish on it.

Rick #2 …lol…

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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