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Oak Patio Bench, Red and White

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Project by jockmike2 posted 05-04-2009 12:26 AM 1722 views 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last winter I got some slab wood,to burn in the wood stove in the shop. from a local lumber yard. I was cutting it up with my circular saw. I found some nice slabs I made burl clocks out of and I saved a couple of pieces of oak. One was white, one red. Both had nice edges so I thought I’d make a bench sooner or later. I drilled a couple of holes at an angle, through the seat into the bench legs, and put half inch rebar inside 2×2” oak squares to screw the backs to. I still want to make half moons at the bottom of the legs to make the bench more stable on uneven ground. Anyway it did’nt turn out too bad. I put red oak stain and shellac as a finish and some briwax for a final finish. I don’t know if the wife wants to keep it or sell it. What do you think? What’s it worth? Oh yea, had a couple cracks I fixed with cocabolo butterflys. I attached the legs by making two dado cuts and gluing in the legs then I cut four short pieces of eL shaped steel and layed it along side both sides of where the seat met the leg and drove screws into the steel and seat and through the leg and into the el on the other side, stengthening the legs and seat to the legs in good order.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -





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#1 posted 05-04-2009 12:43 AM

Hey Mike
Rustic but sophisticated Nice.

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#2 posted 05-04-2009 12:45 AM

Don’t think you should sell it and it’s not worth keeping. Send me a personal email and I’ll give you my address for shipping. I’ll be generous enough to pay shipping to get it out of your way. If you still have that first natural edge bowl laying around, I’ll pay shipping for that also. Just doing that out of the goodness in my heart for someone who served in the Gap.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#3 posted 05-04-2009 12:54 AM

Very, very nice bench. That would look nice sitting on my deck. Nice Job!!

Dave

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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#4 posted 05-04-2009 01:05 AM

Looks good … hope you enjoy yourself making it…. really like the front of the bottom board

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 05-04-2009 02:12 AM

nice bench. i am a mother an dmothers day is coming up. sent it to conneaut ohio. i will love it. :)

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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#6 posted 05-04-2009 02:12 AM

Thanks guys. Gary, how’d you know about the Gap. Were you there? You probably couldn’t afford the shipping the dang thing is HEAVY! mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 05-04-2009 02:22 AM

Thanks Pat, I could’nt afford to send it accross the street. Besides, starting chemo this week, I’d be to weak to carry it to the post office. Love ya, m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 05-04-2009 02:25 AM

Stood in the towers when there was still a border. Hope you don’t mind being added to my buddy list. Really like your work.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#9 posted 05-04-2009 03:12 AM

Really very beautiful bench from very nice slabs.. Nicely built with great finish!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 05-04-2009 03:13 AM

I’ll be, another Fulda bro. wasn’t too bad a place back in 71-72. I did a few nights in those towers myself. Also had a couple copter rides to the border on insurgent mission drops. That was fun. I was in HQ. Troop 14th Armored Cav. RTO. With a secret clearance. Just because we had crypto gear hooked up to our radios. Were’nt allowed in Berlin but used to go to Frankfurt once a month. What years were you there? Thanks for the compliment, means a lot to a begginer. m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 05-04-2009 03:18 AM

Mike Glad you are back in business. Sorry for the lathe problems.

Do you think the inverter blew out.

Was it not powerful enough. What is the HP of your motor, and the inverter box?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#12 posted 05-04-2009 03:23 AM

2hp motor don’t know what the inverter was. I’m hoping they put a bigger one on. This one seemed to hang up a lot. Did’nt have much power. Need your prayers this week buddy gotta start that dam chemo and hormone tx.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 05-04-2009 03:34 AM

When I played high school ball I was always benched. Wish it had been this one. This has that ‘Nakashima’ look to it. Very nice… love that leading edge.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#14 posted 05-04-2009 03:52 AM

Mike, nice to see you’re back on track!

nice looking bench, very balanced. I like the grain pattern on it, and the butterfly inlays.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#15 posted 05-04-2009 08:36 AM

nice wood, neat design. Where did this end up?

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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