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Project by Dave posted 01-23-2011 07:54 PM 1759 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project has been going on since a week before Christmas. And has been very hard for me. I wanted to do something that was my design. The base is sapele and the top is black walnut and I used some ceder for the bottom. I had only taken the time to draw the leg assembly. The rest was all from the hip.
I blogged about some of the build.
new bench
more bench
joinery starts
bowties
i'm a idiot
base assembly
error repair
I have learned a lot. And now my wife has a place to sit and put her shoes on before work. I am not very happy with the finish. It is all shellac and oils.
During the build I learned about the golden rectangle. I have since built a Fibonacci gauge. I have have learned one thing. The leg design is all on 6:1 and it works out close to the 1.618. The leg assembly was in the golden zone. Cool.
Thanks for your time to view my project. ;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com





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clarkey

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#1 posted 01-23-2011 08:19 PM

Beautiful Job

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workerinwood

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#2 posted 01-24-2011 03:58 PM

Great job!! Nice design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Dave

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#3 posted 01-25-2011 12:58 AM

thanks guys

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Jonathan

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#4 posted 01-26-2011 09:21 PM

Dave, nice bench! Glad it was as a bit of a challenge and that you worked through it. I need to build me a Fibonacci gauge one of these days.

Interesting legs, by the way.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Dave

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#5 posted 01-27-2011 01:06 AM

this is the plan i found its kinda big

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#6 posted 11-08-2011 04:44 PM

Dave, I really like the bench. The black walnut, with some of the sapwood intact, in particular gives me several ideas on what to do with the black walnut I have stacked up. Thanks for the submittal.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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Dave

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#7 posted 11-08-2011 07:54 PM

I later found out that the board was nash sawed. It was found in a antique shop, in the corner collecting dust. That was the hardest walnut I ever had to work with. Thanks for the comment.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#8 posted 02-20-2012 04:32 AM

Just looking at your projects and this is very nice Dave.

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Dave

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#9 posted 02-20-2012 04:50 AM

Why think you very much CSlabon. My wife sits on it every morning and puts her shoes on. I on the other hand keep wood working mags in it.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#10 posted 02-20-2012 05:17 AM

Wow that came out great. Nice work!

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

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Dave

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#11 posted 02-20-2012 05:18 AM

Thanks Swirt. Your opinion means something.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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