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Seating Bench Under Construction #3: Repairing some defects

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Blog entry by Karson posted 01-28-2014 06:01 AM 927 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Creating some of the undercarriage of the bench Part 3 of Seating Bench Under Construction series Part 4: The undercarriage done »

A couple of the pieces of board that I’m using have some some pith showing. This is common in Walnut when you have the board that is in the middle of the tree.

One end panel had the pith on each side, bottom on one side and top on the other side.

I glued in a piece of walnut.

And then cleaned it up.

The one on the other side was a lot bigger.

It glued in fine

And it got cleaned up

The stretcher had a small defect,

I used a clamp to squash the pieces into the defect with glue.

That defect cleaned up fine. it’s on the right edge of the picture at the bottom edge.

I also rough cut the bench top and planed it down to 1 1/16” It 14 X 48 now and will be trimmed to cut off a small split to about 45” the edges will be tapered to 10 deg.

Both sides are pretty nice the bottom has a defect known as a bird speck. It’s in the upper right of the board.

Thanks for following on this journey.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †



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Roger

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#1 posted 01-28-2014 11:35 AM

That’s a nice hunk-a-hunk-a Walnut

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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grizzman

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#2 posted 01-28-2014 12:37 PM

good thing your not going for any rustic look here…lol..you did a good repair…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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lew

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#3 posted 01-28-2014 02:12 PM

Great looking repairs, Karson! Thanks for the ideas.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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GrandpaLen

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#4 posted 01-28-2014 03:17 PM

...experience shared and Karson ‘Pays It Forward’.

Well done Karson, thanks for sharing.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Grumpy

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#5 posted 01-29-2014 03:20 AM

Looking good Karson. That is a nice selection of wood buddy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Karson

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#6 posted 01-29-2014 03:32 AM

Thanks Grumpy:

It’s colder in Alabama than it is in Alaska today. We are just starting to get the snow from this latest storm.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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dustyal

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#7 posted 01-29-2014 07:37 PM

I enjoy following along… Not much else to do In this weather…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 01-29-2014 10:52 PM

Karson, I saw that on our weather report about parts of the States colder than alaska. Also California was warmer than Sydney last week. Thats weird

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 01-30-2014 11:32 PM

we actually had rain for the first time in 6 weeks—-and this is our rainy season…in Northern California…

LOOKS GOOD KARSON!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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