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Bench/stand for metal working lathe #5: Ledgers and mid-span support

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 12-22-2014 03:32 AM 1365 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today’s progress…..

Ledgers and mid-span member to support the 3/4” plywood (over which goes the surprise)

Ready to pull off the bench and flip it over next….

I’m debating finishes. I’m committed to not spend money on this project and have a couple options on the shelf…

One is a Hunter Green stain

Over which I’d put a couple coats of poly

Another is 2-in-1 Pecan poly shades

Neither are great options…. But both are free.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!



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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 12-22-2014 04:28 AM

Aaaa…. yeah….. neither finish looks to be primo.
Looks like a choice between the lesser of two evils!
Tough call…. but I’ll leave it to you.
You’re the one that has to live with it…
Well, until you decide to re-finish it!!! ;^)

Will the surprise be about 5” thick???
If so, that going to be immovable!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 12-22-2014 04:29 PM

Randy… just under …. and it will definitely fall into the “heavy duty” category…. emphasis on heavy.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#3 posted 12-22-2014 04:31 PM

Free is always good. lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 12-22-2014 05:51 PM

Looking at it again… the green is pretty gross.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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