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This is a bench/chair I made out of Purple heart Hardwood & Maple veneer, that I Yellow glued to two layers of 3/8” bending plywood. It’s a copy of Thos. Moser.
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#1 posted 01-09-2009 07:47 AM
Way to go Eric Zongker! You finally posted your bench. You did a great job. I’m very proud of you!!!!!
-- Dennis Zongker
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#2 posted 01-09-2009 07:55 AM
Wow!!! That has to be the one of the finest looking benches I’ve ever seen!! I love the modern look and the colors are beautiful. You’ve done an excellent job on this, are you going to keep it? I don’t think I’d let this out of my hands. Way to go!!
-- Dan Wiggins
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#3 posted 01-09-2009 08:10 AM
Thomas Moser is the first cabinet maker, joiner, that in the last 100 years,that truly improved the wheel, being a chair, through experssions of the american/euro/canadian ever expanding butt…..............and all the vector mechanics of wieght to leg ratios.
he makes a perfect chair, no matter what wieght bares down on it
-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso
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#4 posted 01-09-2009 08:26 AM
The bench turned out great! Looks like you’ll be following very closely in your dads footsteps.
-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~
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#5 posted 01-09-2009 02:28 PM
You’re so talented. Great work!
-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.
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#6 posted 01-09-2009 02:59 PM
Eric your bench looks great….. keep up the awesome work~~~~~
-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.
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#7 posted 01-09-2009 03:00 PM
I agree with all of the posts above. Great job! Pat, I am glad you asked about the purple heart, only wood to give me a rash, hopefully it did not bother Eric.
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#8 posted 01-09-2009 03:16 PM
Great piece of craftsmanship! You must have had a good teacher somewhere along the line. :-)
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#9 posted 01-09-2009 03:34 PM
Wow that looks terrific. To nice to cover up with the cushion, although that does make better to sit on.Great job. You are a credit to the craft. I’m sure dad is beaming with pride. Keep up the great work.
-- Bob K. East Northport, NY
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#10 posted 01-09-2009 04:11 PM
Great job Eric! Looks good and it’s comfortable too. I won’t even tell you what my lame high school project was, or how much of it my Dad actually did. Your Dad teaches and then gets out of the way. You’re lucky to have such a patient and talented mentor.
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.
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#11 posted 01-09-2009 04:45 PM
That is beautiful Eric, superb craftsmanship.
-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...
#12 posted 01-09-2009 05:03 PM
Hi Douglas~~ Did you get to see the bench when it was completed? Eric did an amazing job and to have his dad as his teacher is a great way to begin a woodworking career.
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#13 posted 01-09-2009 06:04 PM
Ya…now that is a bench!
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#14 posted 01-09-2009 06:10 PM
Only in my dreams have I seen a bench this nice ! After seeing this I think I’ll start on one of those dreams.You should be very proudJob Well done Eric
-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,
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#15 posted 01-09-2009 06:35 PM
Fantastic, you and your father should both be extremely proud of your accomplishment!
-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
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