Hybrid Traditional Bench

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Project by Andre posted 11-10-2015 06:29 AM 2639 views 10 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished my Bench, Birch, Maple and Walnut, 77 1/4” by 25 3/8” and 35” high.
Now I have to clean up the shop and find a place for it!
(No Sandpaper was harmed in this project)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#1 posted 11-10-2015 07:39 AM

Wonderful bench, ready for the next 100 years! Looks very stable and the walnut caps highlight the great craftsmanship. Enjoy!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 11-10-2015 01:19 PM

Can a bench be beautiful? I would say “you betcha”! Like Jim I too like the walnut caps and the way they contrast the lighter woods. Excellent wok!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 11-10-2015 01:27 PM

Nice, very nice. I need to start working on one, too.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#4 posted 11-10-2015 02:53 PM

Beautiful and useful looking bench Andre.
I hope there’s still room for the chevalet. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#5 posted 11-10-2015 03:03 PM

That bench is very solid looking and it will give you many years of service and a tremendous source of pride. No doubt it will become a good friend to you and is so nicely done. Congratulations.

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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#6 posted 11-10-2015 03:52 PM

awesome bench Andre!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#7 posted 11-10-2015 04:19 PM

Pretty cool implementation of probably the most essential tools in the shop. Congratulations!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#8 posted 11-10-2015 04:35 PM

As others have said, very beautiful bench that looks to have been well executed!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn :)

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#9 posted 11-10-2015 05:47 PM

great looking Bench!!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#10 posted 11-10-2015 06:22 PM

Thanks for the great comments, so nice to have a solid work platform! It got a lot of use before it was even finished.
Still need to put some holes in the top and finish a larger Maple Deadman. Might have to rearrange shop to fit in a Chevalet? I do have some Maple and Walnut left over.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#11 posted 11-10-2015 07:53 PM

Very nice, I’m sure you’ll make a lot of excellent furniture on it.

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Bob A in NJ

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#12 posted 11-10-2015 08:13 PM

Gorgeous build, thanks for sharing it.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#13 posted 11-10-2015 08:42 PM


-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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#14 posted 11-10-2015 10:12 PM

Wow Andre, that is just stunning. Nice Job!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#15 posted 11-11-2015 02:20 AM

Great it’s finally done and that pile of birch turned into a very nice sturdy , massive and beautiful trimmed out bench !


-- Kiefer

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