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Project by Severiano posted 01-29-2016 05:07 PM 1284 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1st pic ( 3D concept of the bench ). 2nd pic ( Ready to sand and paint ) but client backed up on the deal. 3rd and 4rd pics ( Old look finish bench )

-- Woodworking is like science, it had been and it will be present for us to figure it out.

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#1 posted 01-29-2016 05:30 PM

Sorry your client backed out of the deal but that is a great bench. I love what you did with the bench-top!

-- Chem, Central California

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#2 posted 01-29-2016 06:50 PM

I’m very new to woodworking so please forgive what is probably an obvious question. But, how did you finish the top to give it that chipped look?

I really like the bench.

-- John, Rochester NY

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#3 posted 01-29-2016 09:44 PM

If I were to take a commission, I would require a deposit to cover the material at a minimum… if they back out, I can at least attempt to sell the item to pay for my time after they back out

-- San Diego, CA

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#4 posted 01-30-2016 02:16 AM

I love the carving on the seat, that thing turned out great. I did a small bench this last fat for our entry way and it had a similar design, but I put a stretcher with an arch in it. I made it from doug fir. Sorry to hear you had a bum wrap with you client, but hey, you ended up with a beautiful bench to put in your portfolio. Mine didn’t turn out so hot, but it helps get the shoes tied. ;)

I like that you did breadboard ends on the legs, nice design!

-- Brian Noel

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#5 posted 01-30-2016 02:26 PM

I love the finish. Is this the result of a lot of time with a hand scraper?

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#6 posted 01-31-2016 01:54 AM

The finish was done with Lancelot angle grinder chain saw wheel and sanded with a mop wheel, burned the wood with a map gas torch and a mixture of bitumen of judeƩ, varsol, beeswax, pure turpentine and Duraseal stain / Sealer.

-- Woodworking is like science, it had been and it will be present for us to figure it out.

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#7 posted 01-31-2016 03:44 AM

That’s a nice looking bench, your client lost out!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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