benches for grandchildren

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Project by MichaelT77 posted 12-02-2014 05:50 PM 1451 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of benches for grandchildren to sit on when they visit at Christmas. Hand cut dovetails there. The bigger bench has a compartment underneath with a sliding dovetail key. I’d type more, but I lost a big chunk of skin from one of my fingers last night. Careless accident with a bench sander. Western cedar. Arm-R-Seal. A few cut nails on the bigger bench. The spreader on the smaller bench is through-tenoned with a little piece of dowel holding it in place (flattened on one side with a bench sander … like my finger)

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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#1 posted 12-02-2014 06:04 PM

These are really nice I like the whole design but the compartment and dovetails make it a real stand out.
People don’t think about sanders being able to injure your self on ,but like all accidents it only takes a second to get a big ouch. Hope you heal quickly

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#2 posted 12-02-2014 06:07 PM

Michael, those look nice and I’m sure that they will appreciate them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 12-02-2014 09:16 PM

Very Nice Michael!

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#4 posted 12-03-2014 05:33 PM

be careful out there

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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