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Live Edge Walnut and Ash indoor bench

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Project by ric53 posted 07-10-2015 11:47 PM 1413 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut base with Ash slab top. Finish is Natural Velvet Oil on the base and a water based top coat followed by 6 coats of wipe on poly for the top. This is the 2nd live edge project that I have done and I’m working on a 3rd. It’s a walnut bench that is full of ant tunnels and yes the ants have been removed.Will post when finished. Any comments are welcome.

-- Ric, Mazomanie





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 07-11-2015 12:05 AM

Great looking bench! I love the slab, and those wedged tusk tenons!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 07-11-2015 10:14 AM

Looks great.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 07-11-2015 12:52 PM

Nice bench. I’m a fan of live edges and ‘character’ as well. 2 questions please: is that black ash? How is the top joined to the legs?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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soccer2010

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#4 posted 07-11-2015 12:55 PM

Looks fantastic.

-- John

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#5 posted 07-11-2015 01:21 PM

great looking bench

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ric53

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#6 posted 07-11-2015 10:58 PM

gfadvm it’s white ash. I cut the tree down about 30 years ago. This is the last slab that I have left. I have plenty of 4/4 but no more thick stuff. The top is attached with M&T and is glued in with Gorilla glue. There should not be a problem with wood movement due to the fact that the grains run in the same direction. I made a oak bench a while back where I did thru mortises with wedged tenons. That worked out well and I will use that method again. To me character is one of the more important parts of a piece, it’s what tells you what the wood wants to be.

-- Ric, Mazomanie

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ColonelTravis

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#7 posted 07-11-2015 11:51 PM

Great job, Ric.

On that M&T joint, being a wide board, how long is the tenon, or did you have a couple short ones?

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ric53

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#8 posted 07-11-2015 11:59 PM

Colonel, there are 2 shorter tenons per leg into the top.

-- Ric, Mazomanie

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 07-12-2015 12:16 AM

Thanks Ric. My white ash doesn’t have the color yours has and I have never seen black ash.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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