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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-30-2009, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well folks, here it is. Got tired of the old beat up bench I built back when I was a cheechako and came up with this one. You'll recall the process was not without its setbacks (see last weeks trouble posting) but it is now pretty much done. Some more amber shellac. Then some poly. And wood for vise jaws will be redone.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-30-2009, 10:33 AM
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Turned out GREAT Fatz! Looks really sturdy and will hold up to some good beatings. What are you going to put the poly on? I would think the shellac would be most adequate except maybe the hardboard top where poly might be a little better choice.

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Looks rock solid.

I would add a bunch of holes on the top for bench dogs etc, but that depends on how one works.

Nice!
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Fine looking bench! I think I would just wax the top. I second the "Bench Dog holes".

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Looks stout and heavy, should last for years and years. I noticed the different color top, is that a replaceable hardboard insert?

By the way, what is a "cheechako"?
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Bob, Nick and Noob.
You be right about the bench dog holes. Will do them when I put the maple faces on the vise.Play around the oak trim. Top is indeed hardboard and will be replaced as needed. Put a little wax on it but frankly, the finish on it is so hard it won't "take" much of anything. I may add some easily adjustable "feet" and an RV level so I can keep the bench absolutely level. Might be handy when assembling stuff huh.....having it sit on a dead level bench top. See.....ya gotta always be thinking!!
Thanks for the kind observations.
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Nice bench for sure.
Did you use the chunk out of the floor for the top?

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Good looking table, Fatz. That should last you a good long time.

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Nice bench for sure.
Did you use the chunk out of the floor for the top?
Nope, the sound of the jack hammer in that little room changed my mind. The top is actually, starting at bottom:hardboard, 1/2 ply, 3/4 MDF, 3/4 MDF 1/2 ply and hardboard top. Trust me......it ain't goin' anywhere.
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