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  • #18211
    Mick Mercer
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    I am getting on well with my work bench which is proving to be great fun. I will soon be fitting the well board and in Paul’s blog he says if the well board is not tight it will be covered by corner mould. I plan to have the fit tight but can someone explain to me what this corner mould is?
    Thanks,

    Mick

    #18212
    Ken
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    #18214
    cpetersen1970
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    Mick, its just a simple moulding with a rear profile that has two sides at a 90 degree angle, something like this:

    #18216
    Ken
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    If you want to keep to Paul’s design use the quadrant moulding as he dose.

    #18263
    Mick Mercer
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    Ah, I should have thought of that! Thank you very much for you help. I will get some quadrant when it is finished.

    Mick

    #18566
    Mick Mercer
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    Just thought I would show you the bench so far. Does it need any finish such as oil etc? Would appreciate your views.

    Mick

    #18568
    Ken
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    Looking good Mick, nice job. I finished mine with danish oil

    #18573
    Steve Follis
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    Looks good Mick! That should be pretty stable and not move around on you. How tall did you end up making it?

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #18577
    David Gill
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    Nice bench Mick Looks great I also used Danish oil for the finnish

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #18579
    Mick Mercer
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    Thank you every one. I shall use Danish on mine too! Great to get such help and advise on here it is invaluable to me. I made it 38″ high as per Paul’s and I thnk that will be better than the rickety old one which was 34″. I can not believe how solid it is and how well it went together, a really great project and I have learnt soooo much. After several hours of planning I am certainly better and more confident with that skill now. I can not wait to make something on it but first tomorrow it is the well board, vise and Danish.
    Thanks again everyone I really appreciate you taking time to help me.

    Mick

    #18581
    Ken
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    You are more than welcome buddy. 😉

    #18596
    Greg Merritt
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    Good job on the bench Mick. You can’t go wrong with danish oil.

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    #18599
    RL
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    Mick your bench looks terrific. All the best in using it and hope it produces some great work.

    Can I be the odd man out and vote against the Danish oil?

    I finished my work bench with Danish oil when I first built it several years ago, since when I have renewed the finish with other oils. Now I don’t use anything at all.

    What is the purpose of applying a finish? I think the raw wood on the bench looks better than some uneven finish (which it will become because we tend to work mainly on one area of the bench). No finish will prevent the blow of a hammer or chisel so I don’t buy the protection argument. And I true up my bench every year so I would have to renew the finish annually.

    I actually rough up my bench a little bit to help add some grip to my tools and lumber when I am working.

    So perhaps start using the bench without any finish and see how you get on? You can always apply a finish later.

    Richard.

    #18637
    Mick Mercer
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    Well that is it finished. The vise was a real pain but it is in now, I have a parkinson perfect 15 if that means anything to anyone. I did put a coat of danish oil on when it was finished as I felt it deserved a bit of love and attention.
    Now to make something!!!
    Thank for all the help and advice to everyone it really did make a difference.

    mick

    #18642
    Ken
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    Mick, the bench looks really nice, great job buddy 🙂

    Don’t forget to put it in the gallery

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