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Project by Desert_Woodworker posted 05-07-2015 03:30 PM 1260 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plans are from Jays Custom Creations.comn http://jayscustomcreations.com/2014/01/how-to-make-a-horse-themed-bench/ This is a fantastic site with “free”, but donations are appreciated- web site for woodworkers. Not only does Jay offer the plans, which are detailed and easy to follow, videos and many useful woodworking tips and tricks. I chose to build the horse themed bench sans the horse. It is a solid design and built to last, make sure to opt for the curved seat.

I used redwood instead of pine and filled the screw holes with “bung” plugs. Finish 3 coats of oil based spar varnish. The bench is made with traditional woodshops tools, but the back is fabricated on my CNC. The back is finished with metal coatings from http://www.sculptnouveau.com/

-- Desert_Woodworker





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JSB

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#1 posted 05-07-2015 03:52 PM

Your bench looks fantastic! Much better than any bench I’ve made. Thanks for the shout-out as well.

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com

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TraylorPark

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#2 posted 05-07-2015 11:32 PM

Very cool bench and I second your thoughts on Jay’s Site. Is the metal coatings a thick layer or just a textured spray?

-- --Zach

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Desert_Woodworker

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#3 posted 05-08-2015 12:30 AM

TP- These coatings are “bomb”. Very similar to “painting” BUT this company makes the coatings with the actual metal. I suggest that you visit their site Sculptnuveu.com Lots of You tube vids.
As a wood worker I strongly believe in a solid foundation, then I incorporate a cnc carving with a metal coating
A marriage in heven.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Toolboxdivas

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#4 posted 02-03-2016 03:41 PM

This is absolutely amazing! I love the detail of the totem pole

-- T. , www.ToolBoxDivas.com

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 02-03-2016 03:45 PM

This bench is outstanding.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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