|Project by Thom Forrest||posted 02-22-2015 02:07 PM||1888 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
This walnut bench was made for a close friend to put in his hunting lodge. The dovetails aare the largest I have ever attempted. The other leg is has a large knot and a lot of figure. Used a wedged tennon to attach it to the bench top. My friend wanted to ke the bark so I saturated it with poly in an attempt to stabilize it. I warned him that he might get some loose pieces falling off in the future but so far it has all held on. The tree was felled in the late fall and as I understand it that is the best time if you want the bark to stay on. I flattened the slab using a router on a fixture and making multiple passes over the slab followed by hand planes to get the surfaced smoothed out.