Alright so here is the workbench that I bought at a estate sale on Friday but just picked up Yesterday. Its about 27”x68” with a quick release craftsman vise mounted on the end. So its friday morning and I’m scrambling to pull apart this workbench I just bought just to take the top with me; I’m scrambling because in about 2 hours I have to go to the rehearsal for my wedding and then host our rehearsal dinner. But while chiseling off some glue around a square headed bolt I slipped and punched the metal frame underneath, splitting my knuckle open and proceeding to pour blood all over this stranger’s basement…awesome. So instead of finishing up I drive myself to the hospital to get stitched up and then rush around to get my errands done for rehearsal, I made it just in time! I get married the next day, relax on sunday and on Monday, finally go back to pick it up.
So I come to find out while talking to the old man who owned and built the bench that it was made from a piece of bowling alley and that he “didn’t build things to be taken apart” and boy was he right. I ended up calling up a friend and having him meet me to help haul this thing out of there. Finally it is safe and sound at home. I still plan on dismantling the base from the top and building my own base that canbe taken apart if need be. It is an awesome piece, needs some work to the top surface but still great, see the pics!
Any pointers on refinishing the top? Its my first time on a job like this and I really want to make this into a solid, quality bench that will serve me for years to come. Thanks!
-- Chris, Long Island, http://northsummitblog.wordpress.com