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Project by Greg Gimbel posted 06-11-2017 03:57 PM 903 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My apprentice built this bench for himself to put at the foot of his bed. He wanted wanted something different and I feel he accomplished that. The top is Big Leaf Maple with Maple and Jatoba stripes. The Frame is all Black Walnut with a strip of Maple in the Legs. The risers for the top are Teak as well as the tusks in the through tenons. The only part of this that is glued is the risers to the top. This was his first attempt at the through tenons and I think he did a pretty good job. What are your thoughts.
Roaring Fork Custom Billiards

-- Greg Gimbel, Rifle, Colorado, http://roaringforkcustombilliards.com





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pottz

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#1 posted 06-11-2017 07:15 PM

damn greg no wonder your work is so crazy beautiful with an apprentice like that.i got to say he’s impressing me.i love the look of this bench its not the same ol same,very unique design,he gets 5 stars from me,please give him my compliments,and don’t let him get away.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Greg Gimbel

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#2 posted 06-11-2017 07:32 PM



damn greg no wonder your work is so crazy beautiful with an apprentice like that.i got to say he s impressing me.i love the look of this bench its not the same ol same,very unique design,he gets 5 stars from me,please give him my compliments,and don t let him get away.

- pottz


Thanks Pottz!! Yeah he’s pretty darn good at what he does. Good enough in fact I am going to turn the biz over to him soon. It’s about time for me to step back and let the young pup take the helm.

-- Greg Gimbel, Rifle, Colorado, http://roaringforkcustombilliards.com

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 06-11-2017 08:24 PM

This is a beautiful bench. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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Greg Gimbel

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#4 posted 06-11-2017 08:26 PM



This is a beautiful bench. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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

- helluvawreck


Thank you helluvawreck!! It is great to be here

-- Greg Gimbel, Rifle, Colorado, http://roaringforkcustombilliards.com

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swirt

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#5 posted 06-12-2017 01:13 AM

An impressive display of skills.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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TravistheNewb

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#6 posted 06-12-2017 03:44 AM

I like that the tusk and inlay are the same width on the leg. It’s a thoughtful detail that elevates the piece’s quality to me.

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Just_Iain

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#7 posted 06-13-2017 12:39 AM

Very, very nice.

-- For those about to die, remember your bicycle helmet!

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