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Project by rrdesigns posted 1811 days ago 1678 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first bent lamination made using red oak. Create a bending form with holes for the clamps (based on advice from the book by Lon Schleining titled “The Complete Manual of Wood Bending”) to form the curved front. Use the cut off from the jig body for the cauls. Cover all jig parts with tape to help with glue release. I used nine laminations cut on the band saw and then refined in a thickness planer. The accent caps on the legs are lacewood and the leaves are hand carved from beech.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1811 days ago

hey Beth
This is a a great corner bench and a cool design too. good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Woodwrecker

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#2 posted 1811 days ago

Perfect use of the space, and super colorful too.
Those flourishes are really nice!

-- Having fun...Eric

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savannah505

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#3 posted 1811 days ago

A very nice piece.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 1810 days ago

Great design and well done too! I like the lacewood caps and accents.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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Les Hastings

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#5 posted 1810 days ago

Very nice little bench Beth, great design. Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Walnut_Weasel

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#6 posted 1810 days ago

Very nice.

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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jim1953

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#7 posted 1810 days ago

Great Lookin Bench

-- Jim, Kentucky

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huff

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#8 posted 1810 days ago

Perfect little stool for that corner. nice details.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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mtnwild

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#9 posted 1810 days ago

Cool piece! Looks great, nice idea and work on that, love the details…...........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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paplou

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#10 posted 1810 days ago

very nice… i never tried bending but after seen this project i might try it .

-- PAPLOU

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rrdesigns

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#11 posted 1810 days ago

Paplou, I was worried about the glue-up, but the bending form made it real easy. I’ll definitely do it again. The book on wood bending that I mentioned above was a very helpful teacher.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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