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Not much done the last 6 months as I've been running low on steam.
Ha crazy but the carriage is cherry .
Had a 8' chunk of it that came with a good load of cherry I picked up years back ( cheap with some horse trading)
It was cut for a mantle and I have no place to put one so .
Shame on me I should have let it naturally age but I spotted a can of cherry stain and used that.
Top has 1 coat so far of Tung oil.

Top is Hard Maple @ 2.75" thick - 30" X 96"
Too much tearout on hand planing so I gived up and said Uncle.
I jobbed out the sanding
Son put in the 48 holes ...7 hrs later he was throwing daggers at me toward the end heh heh.
. Borrowed a mag Drill from place I retired from and a plate for it to stick to .
Clamp the plate and easy peasy with the fostner bit...nice and straight but still takes time.

Vice has Acme shaft &nuts&oillite bushings finished with with Grizzly handles.
I'll make a leg vice and put a 12" one on the other end eventually.

Had some locking casters for another project and tried those ...they will come off.
I acquired some lifting castors with rubber pads that should be far better.

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Oh yeah ... Things are looking up energy coming back so I'm going to jump into a lofty next project.
 

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Hey @Tree Hugger, your Google Photos link doesn't seem to work. I bought a mag drill for a friend at an estate sale a few years back. I never thought of using it the way you described. I was hoping your pictures showed some examples of the setup.
Yeah I didn't want to buy a jig for a 1 time use and I remembered the mag drill from work so I improvised.
If you ever use a mag drill the plate should 1/4" so it won't flex if your cranking a bit hard.
You must clamp the plate to the project
!/2 fiberboard used to protect the surface from possible marks from the plate.
Mag drills have slower rpms (made for drilling steel ) than you need but get the job done .
 

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Yeah I didn't want to buy a jig for a 1 time use and I remembered the mag drill from work so I improvised.
If you ever use a mag drill the plate should 1/4" so it won't flex if your cranking a bit hard.
You must clamp the plate to the project
!/2 fiberboard used to protect the surface from possible marks from the plate.
Mag drills have slower rpms (made for drilling steel ) than you need but get the job done .
@Tree Hugger, thanks for the tips. I never would have thought of using a mag drill on wood. Actually, I had never seen one before the estate sale. The guy had an incredible shop. I saw it sitting there and stared at it until I figured out what it was. I pulled my phone out and goggled "magnetic drill" and found it. It's a beast, Milwaukee, must weigh 50 pounds. It worked - drill and magnet. There was 20 minutes left until the sale ended. I don't remember what they were asking, but I offered $150 and they took it. New, the same model was going for almost a grand. I didn't think I'd ever have a use for it, so I got it for my buddy. Nice thing is he stores it, paid for it and I can borrow it when/if I want! For myself, I picked up a nice 10-drawer tool chest for $25 that had about $100 in hardware in it!

Bench looks great. Glad to see your energy is coming back!
 
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