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Project by Mr. E posted 06-18-2015 03:31 AM 6218 views 14 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A bench for a friend.

An old boss of mine is turning 60 soon. It’s been 10 years since I have worked for him and we have randomly kept in touch over the years. He’s a great guy and taught me many things over the time we have known each other. A few years back his shop burned to the ground. Devastating to say the least. We visited him after and he let my wife and I salvage a few boards out of the yard that survived. Now it’s time to drop a gift off to him this weekend to show my appreciation.

Since I’m not so good with the words, I’ll just share some of the build photos.

- Live Edge Fir Bench (Handhewn more so than live edge)
- 2 1/2” thick slab
- 16 1/2” wide 40” long 18” tall
-Yeti Bottle opener with magnet behind bow tie/butterfly

As always, thanks for looking and all of the inspiration, fellow lumber jocks.

-PAJA





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maplerock

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#1 posted 06-18-2015 03:59 AM

Very handsome. It looks solid and rustic. Loving the overall appearance!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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watermark

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#2 posted 06-18-2015 06:31 AM

Really nice! He will be stoked with the gift.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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codemonkeyww

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#3 posted 06-18-2015 09:43 AM

Very cool, I like the look. Yeti only the best!

-- "Cause I know that time has numbered my days" -Mumford

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Andrek

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#4 posted 06-18-2015 10:36 AM

that is what a bench shoud look like, solid yet very beautiful, nice work, thank you for showing

-- andrek

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XrayJay

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#5 posted 06-18-2015 11:16 AM

You made something rustic very beautiful. love everything about it.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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JoeinGa

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#6 posted 06-18-2015 11:59 AM

Very neat bench. And a great gift to a friend, good for you!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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ohwoodeye

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#7 posted 06-18-2015 12:24 PM

Eye catching indeed. Very inviting.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Ted

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#8 posted 06-18-2015 02:29 PM

I love this rustic style stuff… the more gnarly, the better! The big dovetails and butterflies are awesome!

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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david38

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#9 posted 06-18-2015 02:30 PM

looks great

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RootandBranch

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#10 posted 06-18-2015 03:00 PM

This is great. I love those big dovetails.

-- Don, https://www.etsy.com/shop/RootandBranchGifts - http://facebook.com/rootandbranchgifts

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WoodNSawdust

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#11 posted 06-18-2015 03:18 PM

Good Looking Bench! I love the dovetails.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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ralbuck

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#12 posted 06-18-2015 03:26 PM

Fantastic!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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ToolAnimalAmos

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#13 posted 06-18-2015 04:33 PM

Whats the finish. Im going to camp this weekend…might have to bring the chainsaw with me for some slabs :)

-- Fingerlakes farming and woodworking.

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Chris

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#14 posted 06-18-2015 05:01 PM

Wowsers!! Man that baby is a beauty. Would be hard for me to even say goodbye to that. LOL!

You did an a good job.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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Pointer

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#15 posted 06-18-2015 06:22 PM

Turned out really nice. Looks like it might also be weight rated for me! Always a plus in my book.

-- Joe - - When 10 million people believe in a dumb idea, it's still a dumb idea.

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