Workbench: Day 12

Today’s work was preparing the frame surface for its oil finish. This mostly means taking a very light shaving off the surface to remove the lumberyard chalk, pencil marks, blood, dirt, and so on that got on the boards as I was working them.

This is a pain in the ass to do with a handplane on a Workmate®, having to put your foot down on the damn step to keep the thing from shifting all over the place. But I did it, and did it with a lot less effort than sanding, and much less sawdust. So yay. The final result is not a perfect job, but it’s a little better than the lumberyard surfacing.

More importantly, I hope that this is the last time I ever have to do handplaning on a Workmate®.

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