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Project by Jeremy Greiner posted 04-05-2011 03:38 AM 4488 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished my shoe bench today and what an experience let me tell you. The design is based off the tens bench at http://www.woodistry.com/shoe_bench.htm his is a billion times better than mine. Originally I planned on this being just a prototype made from less expensive materials and I was going to make the final bench out of maple and walnut. Instead I think I will keep this bench for a while, I really like it and I don’t think i could part with something I worked so hard on so easily.

This was my first prject using stain, edge glueing boards together and tapers. I learned a lot and see a lot of mistakes I made that I will have to avoid next project. There are also a few things wrong that I don’t understand why, but my woodwokers guild meeting is next thursday and I plan on bringing the bench with me to ask the far more experienced what I did wrong.

-jeremy

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 04-05-2011 04:55 AM

It looks fine from here…congrats on your first bench build : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 04-05-2011 05:56 AM

Nice little bench, your feline supervisor seems to think so also. There are very few mistakes in woodworking,
but I have a lot of learning exercises. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 04-06-2011 01:23 AM

I see your quality control inspector looking into this project very carefully. I think it will pass though.

As for mistakes and learning, if you don’t learn something from a project, why bother building it?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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