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    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeCook View Post
    I think that my "solution" would have been to defer the problem for as long as possible.

    The panel should be stable so long as it is isolated from moisture. So apply a couple more coats of epoxy as varnish to super-seal it from moisture. Touch up later dings quickly. Gotta keep the moisture out. [Note: This is a deferral strategy].
    well, the mark of a great cabinet maker is said to be knowing how to fix one's mistakes.

    I don't claim to be a great cabinet maker, but I do know how to repair an undersize tenon or one cut at a skew.
    regards from Sydney

    ian

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    Hi Mike. LOOOOVE the grain! Do you know what it would be called traditionally? Flame? I have always thought that fiddleback was more curly interlocked grain than the rays you have. But I am sure I have seen your pattern on the back of lots of instruments. Great knob idea but how many more will you have to make (and how many #7's will be sacrificed)???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Ash View Post
    Hi Mike. LOOOOVE the grain! Do you know what it would be called traditionally? Flame? I have always thought that fiddleback was more curly interlocked grain than the rays you have. But I am sure I have seen your pattern on the back of lots of instruments. Great knob idea but how many more will you have to make (and how many #7's will be sacrificed)???

    Thanks MA.

    It was described as "fiddleback" by the seller (Sapherion) in the Marketplace and to be honest I have no idea what the technical definition of "fiddleback" and "flame" grain are and what differs one from the other.

    And for the record, no #7's were harmed in the making of this workbench !!

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    No.....I haven't done any more work on the bench


    Last year someone made a comment along the lines that I'd be too worried to ding up the bench to really use it. I can't remember who it was and I can't find the post. It doesn't really matter because I don't really blame who ever it was and I certainly didn't take it to heart. I'm sure there are others that thought the same. I think my reply at the time was I'll probably start out by being careful but that would soon go out the door as soon as I was in the thick of my next build. Well, I 've had several builds since then and have inflicted several booboos to the bench. I thought I'd share my most recent and biggest one thus far.....


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    This arvo I drilled through my workpiece (Rosewood drawer front) and straight into my top by about 10mm. I didn't realise it at the time and proceeded to pour epoxy into the hole for a Purpleheart dowel. Yep, I almost doweled and epoxied a drawer front to the top of my bench !


    It's a good thing I decided to move the piece somewhere else to cure because that's when I realised what I had done. My solution was to drill the hole deeper into the top and plug it with a Tassie Oak dowel.


    As I've said previously, a workbench is a tool and not a piece of furniture. Anyhoo......I'm off to give the workbench some more "patina" !!!



    Cheers,
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahoyKutter View Post
    ... This arvo I drilled through my workpiece (Rosewood drawer front) and straight into my top by about 10mm. I didn't realise it at the time and proceeded to pour epoxy into the hole for a Purpleheart dowel. Yep, I almost doweled and epoxied a drawer front to the top of my bench !
    ...

    Congratulations, Mike; you have invented a stuff up that I have not yet made!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeCook View Post
    Congratulations, Mike; you have invented a stuff up that I have not yet made!

    Yep, if there's a way to stuff up, I'll be sure to find it !!

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