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Project by cstrang posted 12-14-2009 10:20 PM 3501 views 16 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this in my Wood Manufacturing/Cabinetmaking course at Holland College. It is made of birds eye maple and curly walnut. The dovetails are cut by hand (boy that was fun lol) it was my first time doing dove tails. The sides are mortise and tennon and the back is held in by dowel joinery. The only mechanical fasteners are the hinges for the top.

UPDATE – The plans for this project can be found at http://www.skillscanada.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=69&Itemid=93 scroll down to section 24 (Cabinetmaking) and openS & PS doc1 and S & PS doc2.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.





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EROCK

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#1 posted 12-14-2009 10:23 PM

Great work! I like your choice of wood. The piece has great contrast! The dovetails look nice and tight, bet those were fun!

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 12-14-2009 10:23 PM

Outstanding bench with great woods and super details. Very well done.

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#3 posted 12-14-2009 10:28 PM

Very nice. I like the joinery.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 12-14-2009 10:38 PM

Looks great.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 12-14-2009 10:42 PM

Fine woodworking, I like birds eye maple a little hard to work with but it’s always worth it.

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#6 posted 12-14-2009 10:43 PM

It looks Great! I like the dove tails and the tenon joints. Should get a good grade for this piece of work.

-- Guy,PEI

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BTKS

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#7 posted 12-14-2009 10:50 PM

Great look and even better execution. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#8 posted 12-14-2009 11:01 PM

Nice work!

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OregonBurls

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#9 posted 12-14-2009 11:03 PM

Like it a lot!!!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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#10 posted 12-14-2009 11:21 PM

like it excellent woodcontrast nice design keep it coming let us see more

Dennis

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Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 12-14-2009 11:27 PM

Very Nice!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 12-14-2009 11:36 PM

this is an extraordinary bench!!! Beautiful lines colour, joinery!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Rj

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#13 posted 12-15-2009 12:11 AM

Now this is one classy bench!! I really like the wood combinations you used and the jointery is superb.

Great Job!!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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ryno101

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#14 posted 12-15-2009 12:27 AM

Gorgeous bench! Love the choice of woods, maple and walnut are a favorite combo of mine, and being figured adds to the pairing! Excellent design and craftsmanship. Well done!

-- Ryno http://shawsheenwoodworks.com

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Kent Shepherd

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#15 posted 12-15-2009 12:27 AM

Fantastic work. You should be proud.

Thanks for sharing

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