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Needed a new workbench for the new workshop, really just something til I build a Roubo but as that could still be some time away I thought I’d build a strong but simple bench out of the first tree I milled. So the top and legs are Beech and the rails and slats are Oak. IMG_4033.jpgIMG_4044.jpgIMG_4052.jpgIMG_4074.jpgIMG_4137.jpgIMG_4079.jpgIMG_4177.jpgIMG_4178.jpg

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That spalting is lovely.
 
What did you finish the top with? Osmo?


Just the usual for me. Danish oil. 🤣

2.5 litres of the stuff and it was still sucking it in. 4 coats though.
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9 minutes ago, Con said:

Too good. I'll have it in my dining room,  when you've finished with it😂

Funnily enough the missus said the same thing. If I manage to look after it I might move it to the Cabin I’m away to start on. Well, when I say start on I mean start milling the 6” Beams. 

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I do like that; suits the location very well. I think I'd have made the top a bit deeper, but that's about all I'd change. 


I’ll be doing the next Bench in 5” thick. This is 2.75” Beech Slab. It’s plenty thick for my needs.

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6 minutes ago, trigger_andy said:

 


I’ll be doing the next Bench in 5” thick. This is 2.75” Beech Slab. It’s plenty thick for my needs.

 

By deeper I meant the top, so you have a deeper work space. I think the thickness of the top is just right. 

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11 minutes ago, Retired Climber said:

By deeper I meant the top, so you have a deeper work space. I think the thickness of the top is just right. 

Ah yeh, it’s 600mm wide. That’s as wide as my Mill can go. But I think it’s wide enough. It’s the same width as the plans I loosely followed. 

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