Very nice bench David. Looks like it fits perfectly in your shop space. I like that color too! Don’t know if there is some trick to get a uniform color with milk paint or not. I’m hoping to build a tool chest later this month and was thinking about using that color of milk paint too so I mixed up a small amount and tried it on some pine projects. The coverage was a bit spotty but I wrote that off to my inexperience.
Your workbench came out really sharp-looking, David. Congratulations on the good work executed. Original and inviting choice of paint color.
Now I need to get a move on with mine. I just ordered some Dubuque alum bar clamps cos the ones from Harbor Freight are not cutting it for clamping while tops are on edge to flatten the long edges of my tops.
May it give you many years of enjoyment and happy woodworking!
My bench was my first project and I finished it in blood – learned a lot about why you never push a chisel with one hand while holding something in the other. Seriously, I just take any left over tung oil, dilute it with turps or mineral spirits and recoat the ash surface. Works great.