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Custom Deluxe Spank Bench (seriously)

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Project by groovy_man_6 posted 1362 days ago 13307 views 17 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ah yes, where to start… (cough)

An old friend of mine contacted me recently asking for a custom project, telling me she’s into certain, how shall I say…”adult activities”. I was like “yeah right!?” ... she was like, “no, seriously” ... and I was like “yeah right?!” ... and she was like, “no, seriously”. Turns out she was dead serious… ha!

So, what the hell, I gave it a shake. Rock maple, dovetail/dowel joinery, red velvet storage compartment, Ipe brackets, brass screws & eyelets, leather sewn upholstery, nuts/bolts for easy shipping & re-assembly, and a large helping of love.

Different strokes for different folks, right? She loved it! Maybe I have a new career avenue here!?





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1362 days ago

Very nicely done.

I hope the customer was pleased so that you did not have to be punished. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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groovy_man_6

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#2 posted 1362 days ago

Mmmm.. not really a detailed plan, rough dimensions and what not, but a lot of decisions were made off the cuff while constructing… I could dig it up if you have a “friend” who wants one.. hahahahaha

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dakremer

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#3 posted 1362 days ago

haha – that is really unique, and awesome! Personally not into it – but i would still love the bench! – nice conversation piece!! (until my mom came over, who is an old fashioned catholic!)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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groovy_man_6

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#4 posted 1362 days ago

HAHahah.. “prayer bench” !! hilarious. I know right, what do you do with that thing when company comes over?! so awesome though, even though not my bag.

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dakremer

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#5 posted 1362 days ago

i guess i could just make up some false history and tell my mom its what the nuns used to use when they spanked the students with the ruler (but i’m guessing she’d know better than that) – haha…even though shes soo old fashioned i dont think she’d realize this was for sexual endeavors! :)

very cool bench! did you sew it yourself? i’ve been trying to get into upholstery – havent done a bead like that yet…looks really good

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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groovy_man_6

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#6 posted 1362 days ago

Oh the upholstery… typical “bit off more than I could chew” scenario. After I made a shit show of it, my awesome neighbor saw it, and then stepped in and did the sewing for me (she and her husband obviously have an awesome sense of humor)—she’s an expert quilter. she made the bead starting with a small cotton rope, folded a strip of upholstery around it, sewed that, and then inserted the bead into the seam where the sides join the top. As a “thank you”, I blew about $250 of the commission on a really nice dinner for them and me & my girlfriend at a super nice Italian restaurant. I do woodworking for the fun of it, what the hell, right? :)

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dakremer

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#7 posted 1362 days ago

well lets see…

you had fun building it…..

you made someone happy…...

i’m sure you had fun spending the money on an awesome dinner with awesome company….

win win…..win….

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1362 days ago

Uniique

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ken Reed

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#9 posted 1362 days ago

Glad you made it nice and sturdy, ‘cuz I think it’ll take quite a beating…..

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grosa

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#10 posted 1362 days ago

Grate craftsmanship. I really like your ” prayer bench” :) Where is the slot for the paddle ?

-- Have a great day.

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Splinterman

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#11 posted 1362 days ago

Mmmmmm….nice.

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Pawky

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#12 posted 1362 days ago

I can just picture you telling your company it is a prayer bench and then them opening the top up and seeing all the toys stashed… not sure how you would explain those ;)

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NewPilgrim

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#13 posted 1362 days ago

Love it G. Especially how you deferred it or passed it off as if it was for a customer… ;)

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Taigert

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#14 posted 1362 days ago

There maybe a open market waiting to be filled who knows?

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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Knothead62

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#15 posted 1362 days ago

$250 for four dinners? You could have had pizza delivered, watched the all game, and saved some $$$$$.

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