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Workbench #6: andyboy's favorite...the finish

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Blog entry by Philip posted 11-22-2013 02:43 AM 1000 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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

To this…
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



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KOVA

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#1 posted 11-22-2013 03:26 AM

ESTÁ PERFECTO PHILIP!!!!!!
ES TU PRIMER BANCO Y SE PARECE A UN ROUBO-WORKBENCH!!!!
SIGUE ASÍ COLEGA QUE VAS BIEN ;-D

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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Philip

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#2 posted 11-22-2013 03:35 AM

Gracias amigo! Que alegria que ya lo termine.

-- I never finish anyth

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#3 posted 11-22-2013 08:58 AM

Congratulations on finishing up your bench Phillip. I came out really great and it should make your woodworking a lot more pleasurable.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 12-08-2013 10:02 PM

So wonderful.
I love to see this new work space of yours.
The bench will bring you endless hours of joy.
A lovely work you have done, making this personal and clever bench.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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