Sitting Bench

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Project by Desert_Woodworker posted 05-07-2015 03:30 PM 1349 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plans are from Jays Custom Creations.comn 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

-- Desert_Woodworker

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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 -

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

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

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

This bench is outstanding.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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