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A wagon bench

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Project by Kelly posted 12-28-2016 07:03 PM 508 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Christmas project was taken on when a friend brought over a bunch of 25-year-old ‘not so’ hardwood and asked if I could build a wagon bench for him. He had his grandfather’s hardware from his wagon seat and wanted to make a bench with it. At first, I thought it would be easy, but the wood was so old and brittle that it became quite the project. All the hardware was taken from his (my friends) grandfather’s wagon seat, which we used as a pattern. Each piece of the hardware was a different length, angle… from the others so it was a bit of a trick getting it to all work together.

The wood actually was very hard, some type of Australian hardwood. I went through a couple of sets of planer knives trying to get some usable boards. It was a very pretty wood when it was cleaned up but the problem was that it was so old that it would shatter when one tried to work with it. In the end, however, we finally got it finished and it turned out better than either of us had hoped!





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#1 posted 12-29-2016 01:54 AM

Looks like the perfect project for outdoors. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 12-29-2016 02:30 AM

your persistence paid off – looks great – well worth it

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 12-29-2016 01:57 PM

Outstanding…. very unique..

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#4 posted 12-29-2016 03:51 PM

very nice

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