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Project by ToddE posted 08-21-2009 11:20 PM 1279 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry, the title was a little miss leading…I had rotator cuff surgery on my right arm at the end of July, so I haven’t been able to do anything. Well, I decided that was enough of that when my wife started going to craft shows to buy a little bench to put plants on for our back porch. I made this out of left over treated lumber in just a few hours. All the joints are mortise and tenon, so I considered it rehab. Although my therapist didn’t think so. Anyway, it saved me about $100 so, I got to do some wood working real quick. I will say though that it was quite challenging to only use one arm most of the time. I can use my right arm a little, just can’t reach out there. Of course, I took time to plan a head and used my band saw most of the time and not the table saw, safety first. Wouldn’t be doing myself any justice if I cut my good arm off now would I? Now of course, she started back up with her “to do” list, I thought I was out of that, guess not. Take care guys!

-- Allegheny Woodshop





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#1 posted 08-21-2009 11:41 PM

One arm? Surgery? looks awesome to me! I can’t wait to see what you can do with both arms….

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#2 posted 08-21-2009 11:56 PM

looks super comfortable.. nice job

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#3 posted 08-22-2009 12:17 AM

Very Nice I honestly have never even considered making a piece of furniture out of treated lumber…yours looks so nice I will need to hide it from the wife or I’ll be making lots of it!

-- Nothing's impossible...it just gets expensive

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#4 posted 08-22-2009 03:45 AM

Very nice bench looks great

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 08-22-2009 01:06 PM

Great work for a one armed woodworker.

I really like your long clamps.

I worked with a guy with one arm, he could do just about anything.

Try and tie your shoe laces with one hand. I tried with no luck, but he could.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 08-25-2009 03:45 AM

Well done – looks too comfortable to put plants on though, might have to put the plants on the floor and sit on the bench to admire them :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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