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Project by McFly posted 11-23-2016 05:20 PM 367 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a solid red oak bench for my lunch breaks at work. Walnut plugs, walnut wedge for the stretcher.

I give up on the photo orientation. I can find no rhyme or reason to this madness





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Andre

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#1 posted 11-23-2016 05:44 PM

Pretty fancy for a lunch break, I’m lucky if I can find a 5 gal. pail if there is any lunch?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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McFly

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#2 posted 11-23-2016 07:47 PM

What can I say? I prefer to dine in style.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 11-23-2016 10:49 PM

You did a really nice job on this bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://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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Dave Polaschek

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#4 posted 11-23-2016 11:56 PM

Nice looking bench. I’d take a break on that.

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McFly

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#5 posted 11-24-2016 12:11 AM

What can I say? I prefer to dine in style.


You did a really nice job on this bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thanks, Charles!

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ClutteredShop

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#6 posted 11-24-2016 04:44 AM

Very pretty bench. I didn’t see any walnut wedges in the stretcher, though. And here’s a question about style: as long as you were making it trestle-style, why not get your rigidity from a deeper stretcher and make shallower aprons on the top?

-- Cluttered Shop

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McFly

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#7 posted 11-24-2016 01:45 PM



Very pretty bench. I didn t see any walnut wedges in the stretcher, though. And here s a question about style: as long as you were making it trestle-style, why not get your rigidity from a deeper stretcher and make shallower aprons on the top?

- ClutteredShop


The walnut wedges ended up looking more like splines than wedges. They’re at each end of the stretcher.

As for design, I pretty much make it up as I go. The top is 2 laminated slabs of 2”thick red oak. My initial plan was to slap a couple 2×4’s under it and call it a bench. After realizing that looked like stepped-on dog crap, i added a 6” apron to clean up the edges.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 11-24-2016 01:46 PM

Nice bench!

What do you use to take your pictures? Depending on device, someone might be able to solve the problem.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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McFly

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#9 posted 11-24-2016 04:27 PM


Nice bench!

What do you use to take your pictures? Depending on device, someone might be able to solve the problem.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop


Thanks.
I have a samsung galaxy, the non-explody version.

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