I cleaned up the press pieces after the glue up, and slathered them with a mix of linseed oil, mineral spirits and poly. I just wanted to bring out the color in the wood a little, and add some tiny bit of protection.
This morning before work I installed the screw jacks. Not much to report on that — I had to file a couple of notches into the hole for the ribs on the metal bosses, drive them in and run a couple of screws in to secure them. I guess I need to do some marquetry now, I’m rapidly running out of tool-based excuses. I’m so screwed…(pun intended)