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Thread: New to me Diefenbach workbench

  1. #16
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    Nice it stays in the family. What an heirloom!

  2. #17
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    Borger, Texas
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    George,

    I think the idea of the masonite, I would go with 1/4" stuff, is the way to go. What you don't get on the bench does not need to ever be cleaned off. When you are done with the finishing or glue up job, the masonite gets stashed in your plywood storage. Top is then still clean: no runs, no drips, no errors.

    I have a tool cabinet I built out of three old lab bench base cabinets that I bought many years ago. They were well made heavy duty solid oak base cabinets that held up the lab bench top. When they built the new lab they sold the old cabinets for maybe five bucks a pop....been long enough ago that I don't remember for sure. The framework on the inside of the cabinets was full 4/4 solid oak, not 3/4" and the face frames, etc. were 3/4" solid oak. I built the top for the tool cabinet out of old oak flooring that I had salvaged from a house of a coworker that unfortunately had burned. The finish I used on the top was BLO, but used cold, not hot. It made a nice finish.

    Stew
    Last edited by Stew Denton; 05-27-2020 at 10:02 PM.

  3. #18
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    Texas Hill Country
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    Great bench and what looks like a very nice shop too! Is that a Barbie ATV? If so nice touch! ;0)
    Last edited by Mike Manning; 05-28-2020 at 12:18 AM. Reason: Misspelling

  4. #19
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    Man I'm jealous! My bench was my first project using hand tools and, well, it's on pretty lol. Than bench looks awesome!

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