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Urumiko

Refitting Work benches

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HI all,

So im currently kitting out a new workspace (yay).
So far I built an oversize side bench for doing my electronics/setups etc on.
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Next i want to turn my attention to this old work bench top i was given. I'd like to make use of it as my main bench for carving etc.
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As you can see its really pitted and battle scarred. I was wondering if/how I should spruce it up. It doesn't seem to contain any nails or anything like that but it's far from a smooth surface. I was considering resurfacing it somehow. Perhaps screwing on some MDF, or drowning it in some kind of filler, or making a routing jig to skim it with.

Ideas?

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The paint and glue may not be ideal for your plane. Get a cheap carpenter's paint scraper for the worst parts. If you happen to find a nail it won't ruin a valuable tool.

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It was less the paint i was worried about and more the holes n saw marks.. lots of "oops i appear to be sawing through my bench"

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