The to-do list—never final, as I’m learning—now consists of:
- Drilling the dog holes (awaiting the arrival of the 3/4”, 17” long Bosch auger bit)
- Installing the face vise
- Framing the front, back, and sides with 3/4” hardwood (thanks, Steve !)
- Deciding whether or not I want to hit it with Danish Oil
But … it’s dead flat, roughly 36” working surface (seems perfect for me), and …. will probably come in right around that $175 mark, if I can buy the hardwood trim pieces right. That includes the Veritas vise, handle, bench dogs, and Wonder Dog.
The ends are trimmed up. All the edges were broken with a chamfer bit. It’s all sanded to 180 grit. Some BIG OL’ lag bolts hold the top to the base. It’s not going anywhere.
So … not quite a finished project, but another step in the blog series ;-)
Merry Christmas … and Happy Holidays, to all !
-- -- Neil