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Project by learnin2do posted 08-22-2010 04:19 AM 1910 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

-i was a bit depressed when it came down to time to eat before midnight before surgery & i still had not attached or sanded the seat slats…but, apparently, that can be done (albeit slowly) with one hand.
I know this is no different than the other benches; it just felt like more of an accomplishment. I know that many others on this site have to face more hindering obstacles on daily and permanent basis’; it is awesome that we are all driven by the motivation to play with wood!

-p.s. The Doc found the sawdust traces in my brace! I heard him record comments that i had been woodworking after the surgery! – told him that i only needed one hand & a foot! -BUSTED…dang that tell-tale cedar dust!


-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#1 posted 08-22-2010 05:42 AM

That is a very unusual bench and perfect for the cabin or a rustic setting. good use of natural resources.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 08-22-2010 06:22 AM

Good work, one handed or otherwise. Good to see you have a dog that inspects your work. Mine is always checking things out and playing the role of inspector … he also has been known to steal small cut-offs.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 08-22-2010 07:14 AM

-those scraps are much better than the couch or powertool cords! -just have to be sure to put the good stuff out of reach!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#4 posted 08-22-2010 02:40 PM

Enter that in a Art Show !!! thats brilliant !! like the weaved back ! very effective !!

Good stuff !!

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#5 posted 08-22-2010 02:46 PM

That’s a very nice bench and I’m sorry about your hand. I see that you got a very good helper. Our dogs will always give us love and encouragement no matter what.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 08-22-2010 02:51 PM

My God, that animal is about to eat your face! Very neat bench, it reminds me of the chairs Kyra Sedgewick made in the movie Phenomonon.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#7 posted 08-22-2010 02:59 PM

looks like everyone is haveing a good time isn’t thatthe main thing

-- gagewestern

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#8 posted 08-22-2010 08:46 PM

I love that bench, Christine! good luck with the hand.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#9 posted 08-23-2010 02:43 PM

Very cool.
Your pup seems happy with it.

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#10 posted 08-23-2010 05:56 PM

You do better work with one hand than I can do with two. Lol. Nice bench.

-- Matt -

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#11 posted 08-30-2010 10:23 AM

Original. I’m going to do something similar.

-- Jiri

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#12 posted 09-03-2010 10:20 AM

Great work you have got your own identity, by the way I missed something what happened to your hand

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#13 posted 09-07-2010 06:27 PM

carpal tunnel surgery

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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