I’m not quite finished with the tea table just yet. I still have to complete applying the finish, which is giving me its own problems, but that’s another post for another day. I expect to finish up the shellac this weekend, so the final tea table episode should be up some time next week.
In the mean time, while I wait for a couple of coats of oil to dry, I have begun some of the detail planning for my new workbench. I’ve had the design kicking around in my head for awhile now, but to date I have not put anything down on paper. So I thought it would be a good opportunity to practice my Sketchup.
I have had the lumber for the new workbench stacked up in the corner of my shop for several weeks now, getting happy. As soon as the tea table is 100% done, I’ll be jumping right into the workbench build. I’m calling it a Moxolson workbench, because it has features taken from the workbenches described in both Joseph Moxon’s “Mechanick Exercises” and Peter Nicholson’s “The Mechanic’s Companion”. Watch for an upcoming podcast series on the build.