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Reloading bench finish?

 
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:36 PM
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Oil base floor paint.
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I like the idea of the gym floor finish.
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I used Spar varnish on my first bench and I can say never do that. It is durable as all get out but has a tacky touch to it which sucks when powder get's spilt on it and it does not like solvents at all. I used Polyurethane on my current bench and I have to say that that 3 or 4 good coats will do the job nicely. Much harder finish. Just as important as the finish is the density of the wood underneath especially if you clamp things to it.
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The density of wood is 5" so I think that will be good.
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I had some Fiberglass Resin Laying around...used it on my plywood topped work bench I made. lol
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:16 PM
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The density of wood is 5" so I think that will be good.
Density of the wood is what type of wood it is. Most glulams are made from Douglas Fir-Hemlock or Southern Pine if you are in the south which are a soft woods. Oak and Maple are hardwoods for example. 5" thick is great for stiffness of the bench. If you clamp to the surface with high pressure you can squash the wood and that will cause hard finishes to fail over time. Run a test before finishing to see how durable the wood's surface is. Just food for thought.
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