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    It Just Needed It....

    The top of my workbench was getting a big funky, I've been working on too many non-woodworking things, fixing my trailer, fixing bicycles etc, so tonight I dug out the hand planes and had a go....


    I used my #4 1/2 to go across and diagonally first then....


    ... the #7 to go lengthwise, followed by the #4 1/2 again to make it nice and smooth.

    Lastly a new coat of Watco Natural Oil....


    ... almost good as new!

    Now back to work on that darn humidor!!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Looks good as new.
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    Stu, that really cleaned up nice, but I'm too lazy for that. I keep a piece of red rosin paper (the kind roofers use) on my bench at all times and change it out when it gets too funky.

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    Looks great Stu.
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    Like new, but with character!

    Stu, why didn't you put your end vice on the other corner, so it would work on the "front" of the bench? Schwarz seems to suggest that, but I'm sure you had a good reason.

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    Is there a name for the joint you used for the legs to top connection?
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Rideout View Post
    Like new, but with character!

    Stu, why didn't you put your end vice on the other corner, so it would work on the "front" of the bench? Schwarz seems to suggest that, but I'm sure you had a good reason.
    The leg vice works on the front of the bench, the face vice I put on the end, so I can use it like an end vice, I can use the dog holes on the table and the vice to hold stuff length wise on the bench.

    If I ever build another one (never say never!!) I'll invest in a wagon wheel vice, they are very cool!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Is there a name for the joint you used for the legs to top connection?
    The CoC prevents me from telling you what I called it while making it

    I guess it would be a combo through tenon and through dovetail joint.

    If I ever make another I'll cut the wooden beam in half so I can cut those joints with the skill saw, then glue the two halves back together, much easier.
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    No matter how you get there---A good bench is a wonderful thing!!!

    You did a great job.

    Now Enjoy,

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    Yep, and I enjoy it every time I use it, and I wonder how I ever got by without a good bench

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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