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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.
Nov 10, 2015
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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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#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, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com
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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. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/
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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 Charleshttp://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
-- 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!......in 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...
#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.
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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.
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. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/
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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 https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos
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