^^ LOL perfect advice!

It’s getting there. For the chunk that got knocked out, just use wood filler. You’re the only one that’s ever going to notice it and hey, it’s a work bench anyway. When I was building my office desk top (solid oak) I used the router to route out for a piece of glass to sit flush. I screwed up and took a hunk out about an inch square. I was so disappointed and frustrated. After I calmed down, I filled it with wood filler and then used a #2 pencil to draw in the grain. After finishing with poly, you can not see it unless it was pointed out to you.

Anyway, I guess the point is walk away if you need to. Have a couple of brews and sort out your thoughts and then go back and KEEP DIGGING! :-)

Losing fingers since 1969