So I had a short video that shows the finish going on but can’t seem to get it to work, so we will just have to show the picture progression. We’ve come a long way…starting with this pile of stuff back in May ‘12
It’s nice to go from dream to research, research to materials, and materials to finished product.
This photo shows how much thread we have available on the vise…absolutely overkill.
And now that I won’t need the sawhorses to hold up the bench top I finally get around to leveling the feet…
I put on a few coats of BLO. I had never used the stuff and was pleased with the result- especially not having to worry about raising the grain, re-sanding, or rust when hitting it with 0000 steel wool.
Here I am working a piece of Walnut that was cut down at my parents house. I’ll be using that to make some hand tools.
Sadly I broke one of the handles to the vise, and resorted to using a rat-tail file instead… Those threads are extremely hard to turn- I’m going to try oiling them up with paste wax, we’ll see how that goes.
And here is the completed bench with the tool board thrown together. One of these days I’ll be able to come back and have enough energy to add drawers and better storage to the bottom of the bench.
-- I never finish anyth