Workbench Project #5: Short but sweet entry

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Blog entry by Jon3 posted 10-25-2007 11:10 PM 1097 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally got the final pass done on the bench. You can see the zig-zag lines all over from the router’s bit. I got a nice flat bottom bit, but you’re going to be going against the grain at SOME point, so you’ll still get a little bit of fuzz to deal with.

I got out the 120 grit discs and the sander, and went to work. Switched over to 180 and then 220, and got it nice and shiny.

That was enough work for one day!

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#1 posted 10-26-2007 12:50 AM

Looks great! I enjoyed your router table project too.

-- Bryan | San Jose, CA

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#2 posted 10-26-2007 12:59 AM

Nice top. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 10-26-2007 04:53 AM

I think that looks like it is going to be pretty sweet!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 10-26-2007 05:32 AM

It looks great! What is the thickness? My 3 layer mdf top has served me fairly well, but I’m about ready to construct a new top like yours.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 10-26-2007 01:47 PM

great looking top. Well done

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 10-26-2007 02:35 PM

Nice top .
Lots of work but its going to be worth it


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#7 posted 10-26-2007 02:53 PM

The thickness of the top started out about 2.25 inches, now its around 2.1 or so.

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