especially when you are flattening the top of your bench.
Early today, I did a final planing of the vise chop, cleaning up all the marks and pencil marks. First using my number 7 to make sure it still was nice and flat and followed that up with my 4 1/2. Absolutely flat and smooth. Look at that shine.
First coat of finish on the chop, equal parts of BLO, turpentine and spar varnish. Brings some nice color to the maple.