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Project by rtb posted 1580 days ago 2223 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Before associating with this great assemblage, (LJ’s) I had thought that building a ‘real’ bench was only a final project upon graduating from cabinetmakers school.This is, without a doubt, the largest and most challenging project that I have ever attempted.Various details of construction and l goals are discussed in My blog. In any case I am please with myself and the result. The woods are natural colors with a brush on, wipe off coat of BLO (except the top which received several coats) and then covered with a sealer. Additional finish or waxing remains to be seen. Your opinions will be appreciated. ralph

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love





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groovy_man_6

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#1 posted 1580 days ago

looks so pretty I would almost be hesitant to use it.. wouldn’t want to mess it up! That’s why my bench is a piece of shite.. :-)

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Tinnocker

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#2 posted 1580 days ago

Very very nice! Does the drawer section slide from left to right? I noticed you have it set on rails like it would.

-- Ted, Browns Mills, NJ http://www.twhgrafx.com/blog/ Darn! I cut it 3 times and it's still too short! I get ideas for things that I can make to make things easier for me to make!

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YoungJock20

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#3 posted 1580 days ago

I do like the looks and colors of this bench, however, what are the “shim” looking things that are on the legs and on the left side of the bench? It looks as if it might be able to be taken apart or something. I love the open sides of the draws and the whole project. Good job

MP

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 1580 days ago

You may be surprised how well keeping the wood oiled takes care of it. I wouldn’t bother with anything else.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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michelletwo

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#5 posted 1580 days ago

mighty fine bench

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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bigike

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#6 posted 1580 days ago

nice work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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rtb

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#7 posted 1580 days ago

Grov.. its been a mess while being built and soon will be again

Tin…they don’t really. There are mounted that way to provide the uprights that i used to attached the drawer slides and each side is not connected to the other. allowing for them to be easily taken off for moving.also the shelve will not support the weight of the drawers and the rails are resting on the lower stretchers.

mp basically they are spacers as the bolts otherwise interfere with other things like the shelve, and yes I intended that it should be able to be disassembled for moving, which is going to happen in the near future.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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Splinterman

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#8 posted 1580 days ago

Hey TRB,
Very good result…great finish.

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Glen Peterson

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#9 posted 1579 days ago

Very nice. Now you’ve graduated. Congratulations.

-- Glen

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OutPutter

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#10 posted 1579 days ago

Wonderful design and execution. Material costs approximately $7.00? Congratulations.

Best,

-- Jim

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rtb

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#11 posted 1575 days ago

Ralph,

It’s beautiful! Now you can just send it on down to Tyler, TX and I’ll take real good care of it.

Love, Carole

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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OutPutter

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#12 posted 1574 days ago

rtb, that last comment confused me. Would you mind elaborating? I only ask because I was raised and lived in Tyler for nearly 30 years.

Best,

-- Jim

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rtb

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#13 posted 1574 days ago

Its from a friend of mine who lives in Tyler and iI had log in as me because there internet provider downloads pictures quite slowly.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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Adamas

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#14 posted 1574 days ago

Beautiful work
Practically and esthetically , simply perfect .

-- Ivan Ilic

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Cher

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#15 posted 1573 days ago

I hope to make one of those one fine day. Your project is a success. Thanks for the posting.

-- When you know better you do better.

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