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Project by schloemoe posted 07-13-2010 02:52 AM 4420 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If anyone remembers about a week ago Charles Neal built one of these on the net. It finally cooled down about 15 degrees here today so I thought I’d give it a try. It was a fun build thinking of doing more maybe I can sell them….....................................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#1 posted 07-13-2010 03:00 AM

Gotta love that good ole Southern Pine. Nice bench. I would bet that you could sell those. What type of joinery did you use? It’s hard to tell from the pics.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#2 posted 07-13-2010 03:06 AM

Great job, nice bench no problem to sell something like that.

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#3 posted 07-13-2010 03:13 AM

Actually its simple glue blocks and screws. I also face screwed the rails to the legs and then plugged the holes to me a couple hours very easy build….......................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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Mary Anne

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#4 posted 07-13-2010 03:17 AM

Very nice bench. Those are some pretty, curvy legs.

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#5 posted 07-13-2010 03:18 AM

Looks good Schloemoe, clean lines, simple build, looks like you should be able to do them in multiples easily enough.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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Dan Hux

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#6 posted 07-13-2010 03:19 AM

great looking bench..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#7 posted 07-13-2010 03:25 AM

Good Job Rick you make Charles proud. looks super.

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#8 posted 07-13-2010 03:26 AM

Dude that is cool. I need one of these myself. good job.

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#9 posted 07-13-2010 03:52 AM

Very nice bench.

I’d like to build something similar, but with a shoe shelf underneath. I envision the shelf being “L” shaped on an angle? It would fit nicely in the mud room and provide a place to sit and tie shoes at.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#10 posted 07-13-2010 04:28 AM

Great looking bench!

I really like the design of the legs/sides.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Bob Collins

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#11 posted 07-13-2010 05:01 AM

Nice looking bench, should be a good seller.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#12 posted 07-13-2010 05:04 AM

Nice Job

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#13 posted 07-13-2010 05:52 AM

Nice work, very neat.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 07-13-2010 05:56 AM

I just watched the video yesterday, & it looks like fun.

You did a nice job on yours.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#15 posted 07-13-2010 07:27 AM

nice job, I think I’ll take a look at neils. I’m working on one right now in maple. Off shoot of a fellow LJ project I liked.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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