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Topic tags/keywords: question finish self-leveling workbench top

In construction work there are self leveling cement mixes you can use to eliminate slight dips in a concrete floor. I have a workbench top that has a roundish area about 3 inches in diameter that is about a 1/32” lower than the rest of the top. Is there a finish that I could poor onto the entire surface that will provide a good finish and also fill the low spot?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#1 posted 571 days ago

Seems to me that you’re sweating a non-issue. Bondo the divot if it’s that important.

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#2 posted 571 days ago

Glue a piece of veneer to that spot and plane it off.

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#3 posted 571 days ago

If it’s raw wood, I would wet it and iron over it to see if it will swell, then sand back down. Otherwise, I’m kinda like Clint in that such a small spot isn’t too big of an issue.

I’m just not a big fan of finishing a workbench with a film finish.

-- jay,

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#4 posted 571 days ago

To answer you question yes.

I tend to agree that 1/32 is not a big issue at least for me. The other alternative is to sand the whole top to get it flush.

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#5 posted 571 days ago

3 inches round? I would just call it a cup holder.

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#6 posted 571 days ago

If not a cup holder, surely it is a brewsky holder.
Sounds, like a great WB setup.

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#7 posted 571 days ago

Epoxy will act as a leveler, but then you create some new issues with dealing with the runoff, making sure it is dead level, and a few others. I would agree not to put a film finish on a bench, but epoxy would be a good choice if you decide to go that route.

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#8 posted 571 days ago

What type work are you doing on your bench that the subject spot would even matter? Seems like a non issue if you’re only doing wwodworking.

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