Let’s see, cleaned the bench off a bit
Except for a couple tools I thought I might need..
And brought this thing out of hiding..
Yep…that pine scrap did wind up glued in place. Wide chisel to pop it off. Got to looking at the legs….decided in the interests of it NOT falling over, a fourth legs was needed. First two legs were NOT 120* apart… Did NOT feel like digging another dovetail joint into the base with three already glued up. Used one leg as a pattern without the dovetail part. bandsaw, sander, and other things. Had to use the front wheel on the sander to match the curve of the post. Added a pair of LONG wood screws and some glue….
Next up, I needed this steel plate. Where to get a steel plate? had a saw blade, old nest of saws sort of thingy. Grinder to cut out a blank, grinder to shape into a circle. Masonary drill bit to drill a hole through the hard steel plate, BTW I did find my stash of screws ( all four of them) some one 1” long screw was used to attach the plate.
Marked out locations for 8 holes on the batten. Counter bored, then a regular bit to elongate the holes into slots. This allows top to move a bit.
Four on the ends, four around the middle. Flopped the top onto the bench, measure a few times to get things centered, and add the screws. Slot in the screw’s heads were “clocked” to match the one in the steel plate.
Sanded some rough spots, added some filler, and stood this thing up, on it’s own four feet
May have to trim a “toenail” or two. Flipped this over onto the top. Got out the BLO/Varnish mix and worked my way down. From the feet..
To the underside of the top..
Then, stand it up again, and do the top of the top.
Just a seal coat. Will let this dry a day. Rub things out tomorrow, and add coat #2…..hoping by the weekend to have this done. Woodworking part is done. next time? It will get posted as a Project.
Thanks for putting up with me, and following along…
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