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Project by Lazy_K posted 04-20-2014 04:12 PM 614 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made 5 benches like this from some trashed white oak pallets. Cleaned up the oak ended up being 1" thick.
As you can see they are KD but could be glued up permanently, I needed them to lay flat for storage and transportation.
they are held together by 2 dowels (1") that have a flat taper sawn on on one side using a jig on a bandsaw.
a 1:7 slope, the holes drilled same angle. such that the hole on one side of the stretcher shows a half circle and the other side shows more than a half. the tennons on the top of the legs clamp the top tightly when the wedges are driven in. So the entire bench can be lifted and moved around. the legs are positioned very close to the ends so that if a person sits right at the end it doesn’t flip up and hit him in the back of the head.
I can put out a sketch-up dwg if anyone wants it.
I used a router for all of the joints except the locking wedge hole. that I made an angled drilling block on my drill press and then used a portable drill with the block.
K

-- Kai SaerPren





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Toolz

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#1 posted 04-20-2014 04:49 PM

Very Nice

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#2 posted 04-20-2014 06:58 PM

Would love a sketchup file. I like the idea of being able to take apart to store them. Nice Build

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 04-21-2014 01:30 AM

A great design. Not sure how you did the angled mortises with the router but would love to learn that trick!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Lazy_K

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#4 posted 04-25-2014 02:12 AM

sketch up file is in in the 3D warehouse
look under :
KD Bench
K’s Pennsic bench
models by Karl N. or models by Kai or Kai SaerPren

-- Kai SaerPren

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#5 posted 04-25-2014 02:22 AM

re:gfadvm
ok, the router rides on an angled jig. you can do a straight mortice : the router has a guide bushing or collar, your jig or template is a cut out in a piece of 1/2” MDF. for an angle make same 1/2”mdf template and glue a block under one side to make your angle. make a way to clamp it securely into place and be very very careful. I started every mortice with a 1 1/2” long 1/2” dia bit, cut as deeply with that as it would go. then switched to a 3” long bit to finish. be very very careful.
the joints can obviously be made very safely with hand tools.
be safe …count your fingers, before and after
K

-- Kai SaerPren

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 04-25-2014 01:44 PM

Lazy_K, Thanks for the additional instruction. I get it now!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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