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Project by pottz posted 09-10-2017 08:48 PM 1186 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here is our latest son father collaboration,my son designed and built these benches for the martial arts gym he belongs to.he intends to trade these for personal lessons.built out 3×4 doug fir with an alternating laminated pattern.the large black simpson screws are mostly to give the benches a rustic tough look,(its a fighting gym).he then burned the gyms name on each bench and stained with min wax wiping stain for a dark look.as a final finish a couple coats of wax.he did most of the design and construction I lent some advise and a lot of sanding,a real lot-lol.

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





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 09-10-2017 09:00 PM

You guys did a great job on them. I like that style so much I may build one for myself. The screws do give it a older look. Nice work guys.

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

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pottz

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#2 posted 09-10-2017 09:15 PM

thanks dave I think hes getting hooked on this wood thing,he informed me that hes already got another project lined up.

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

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robscastle

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#3 posted 09-10-2017 09:17 PM

Side of the hand, edge of the foot !!
Yah …but I am tipping they will not be able to break those.

Certainlly nice Giant box joints there.

The screws complement the build nicely, Simpon screws eh, never heard of them! so I am off to learn what they are all about.
Mind you you they look very similar to what I use with my potato Crate rebuilds apart from being black.

A good example of what teamwork is all about. A couple of “mug shots” would have been nice to see, maybe next time.

I would be interested to see the “name burning” process too.

-- Regards Robert

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robscastle

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#4 posted 09-10-2017 09:29 PM

I found this image fairly quickly…Would this be them?

One of my sons lives a few suburbs away he turns up every now and then with some really interesting ideas and we spend a few hours together building the final product. I am always impressed with his train of thought and ability to turn thoughts into dimendional results. Very rewarding for fo both I think.

-- Regards Robert

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pottz

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#5 posted 09-10-2017 09:34 PM

no id challenge the best martial arts expert to break those.simpson is a huge maker of construction hardware here,especially in so cal with our earth quakes,every home has tons of hardware to help with stand the next big one.as far as a mug shot I didn’t want to take away from the build with my rugged good looks-HA HA HA.thanks for the feedback and the curiosity rob.i just posted and I see your tracking abilities are as good as ever,yes that would be the one.

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 09-10-2017 10:53 PM

Great looking and very strong looking benchs; fit for a martial arts gym. These will last for years to come.
What could be better than working with your son on a project. Nice work guys!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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pottz

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#7 posted 09-10-2017 11:40 PM

good to see ya buddy how are things progressing in your area,im prayin for calm as best I can.thanks for the compliment well talk later,peace my friend.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 09-11-2017 12:11 AM

Great project together. Looks real sturdy.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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pottz

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#9 posted 09-11-2017 12:20 AM

makes me happy monte that the generation can get away from the cell phone or lap top and actually do something real,thanks buddy.

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#10 posted 09-11-2017 01:02 AM

Congrats on you Daily Top 3 Pottz!

We are ok for now my friend! News is reporting many tornadoes in this area. Main hurricane event should happen around 2 AM for us. It’s wild out there right now!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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pottz

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#11 posted 09-11-2017 01:12 AM

hang tight tony your gonna be good buddy I just feel it,luv ya bud.

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

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majuvla

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#12 posted 09-11-2017 07:14 AM

Very beautiful benches and great plus for father-son cooperation. I like the joinery – I made cabinet too with such ’’finger’’ joinery – very sturdy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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pottz

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#13 posted 09-11-2017 01:08 PM

thanks ivan.

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

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 09-11-2017 01:32 PM

You and your son have done a fine job on these pieces.

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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pottz

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#15 posted 09-11-2017 01:44 PM

thank you charles.

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

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