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Forum topic by Pantherjoe posted 12-29-2015 06:42 PM 804 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-29-2015 06:42 PM

Wanting to apply a durable smooth, finish to an out-feed /assembly table. just completed a work bench and I used danish oil and about 5 coats of water based poly.Looks good but seems to scuff and mark very easily.Suggestions and comments welcome.

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#1 posted 12-29-2015 07:26 PM

Paste wax and lots of it. Look in the floor care aisle for Johnson’s paste floor wax. Put it on everything that slides in your shop. Repeat often.


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#2 posted 12-29-2015 11:32 PM

Its an assembly table….. don’t worry about it.
Workbenches and AT’s are supposed to look beat up ;-D

Besides, after you scrape glue off of it a few dozen times what you think it will look like?

I coated mine with BLO looks like hell but still flat.

Don’t like poly because too slippery.

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#3 posted 12-30-2015 04:53 PM

My assembly table is two pieces of 4×8 3/4” plywood on sawhorses, I agree with the above comment about the glue, although the finish might keep the glue from sticking so well and be able to see it easier. As for an outfeed table, I made one for my planer out of particle board and finished it with oil based polyurathane and it has held up very well. Now you have me thinking a nice smooth piece of plywood with a poly finish might be a good idea for the assembly table.

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