|Forum topic by DrPuk2U||posted 10-04-2012 03:21 PM||950 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
10-04-2012 03:21 PM
I am almost done with my Holtzappfel bench (hooray!). So am thinking about finishing touches. As I milled all the wood carefully, all the edges (except parts of the legs which I already chamfered)are “knife-edge”. The question is what to do with them. I built the bench out of Southern Yellow Pine which is relatively soft. A couple of spots already got dings in them (as I am already using the bench ;-).
So what to do? Options:
I am inclined to #3, round-over. I have 1/8” roundover bit which would be a breeze. Seems like a reasonable way to minimize the inevitable dings. I don’t see a real downside – I think it is mainly an aesthetic question, but thought I would throw it out there.
BTW, there is a variant of this for the chops of the two vices, which are also currently knife-edges, but they are hard maple.
-- Ric, Northern Illinois, "Design thrice, measure twice, cut once... slap forehead, start over"