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Cypress Entry Bench #2: It FITS (even without a hammer)

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Blog entry by chrisstef posted 1223 days ago 1052 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Many a mortise, Many a tenon Part 2 of Cypress Entry Bench series Part 3: Fit and Finshed ... Finally. »

Ive had a couple of weeks between posts here due to a small arborist project that i was called in on in the front yard … they were scraggly pines; no wood gloat here. But, in the past couple of weeks Ive completed all the M&T’s and all the other joinery on the entry bench, so this afternoon i was able to give it the dry fit test. Im happy about the way things are shaping up but i know i still have the glue up and the finishing left so im trying not to get too fired up and rush the finish of the project. Any way here she is …..

And my first attempt at stopped sliding dovetails.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty



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pjones46

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#1 posted 1223 days ago

Very nice grain structure, great design, super job. What do you plan to do for finish?

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 1223 days ago

I cant say that the design is that of my own .. the bench is made to mimic this one http://www.crateandbarrel.com/furniture/entryway-benches/addison-storage-bench-with-cushions/s661093.

Finsh is going to be a General Finishes Medium Brown dye stain and wipe on ply.

Thanks for the kind words pjones.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 1223 days ago

Nice start on the bench!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 1223 days ago

Nice work looking real nice. look fwd to seeing you work on this.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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chrisstef

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#5 posted 1222 days ago

Ken, CJ … thanks for the input. I hope to have it all sanded and prepped for finish this week, then its off to Mexico for a well needed week full of over indulgence!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Dave

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#6 posted 1220 days ago

How did the cypress work. Is it brittle? Very nice bench.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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