Just finished about 2 hours ago...It's my new favorite...I say that every time but I really mean it

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Project by RickyBobby posted 04-09-2011 03:48 AM 2337 views 8 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ahhhhhhhh…. So glad this one is done.. I underestimated the amount of metalwork in this one BIGTIME… The slab is Walnut 48”x13”x8/4 and like all Walnut it’s beautiful.. This one was fun but a little heavy on the metal chasing. I used a new Patina on the steel and I’m hooked. Thanks for lookin

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#1 posted 04-09-2011 04:11 AM


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#2 posted 04-09-2011 04:39 AM

Gorgeous Artwork RB. Just beautiful!!

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#3 posted 04-09-2011 04:44 AM

That is awesome !

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#4 posted 04-09-2011 05:59 AM

It looks alive;) I love the live edge. Very nice. What does it weigh?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#5 posted 04-09-2011 06:00 AM

Very unique piece- an attention getter. Nice work. -Richard

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#6 posted 04-09-2011 06:21 AM

A beautiful bench. Does the base get bolted to the floor to keep it from tipping is someone sat on one end?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 04-09-2011 01:43 PM


It’s not a bench… It’s an IQ test. Tip it and fail! It’s one of the most impressive benches I’ve seen in a long time.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#8 posted 04-09-2011 02:40 PM

Very impressive! Did you cast the base? Oops, that’s not a wood Quesion.

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#9 posted 04-09-2011 03:08 PM

Very nice job

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#10 posted 04-09-2011 03:16 PM

Great job. That’s really cool.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#11 posted 04-09-2011 04:00 PM

It is my new favorite too! I’m blown away! I wish i could do that with one of my slabs! Now i just feel like i’m wasting them!

-- christine

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#12 posted 04-09-2011 06:04 PM

That is some fine metal working, looks like it’s a real tree trunk, beautiful walnut, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#13 posted 04-09-2011 07:00 PM

Very interesting, you can not carve a tree like shipwright did, so you just walk over to the forge and
make one out of metal, you are both superb artists, just with different materials. The walnut slab
is also very nice looking. That tree looks almost like the standing buckskin trees out in the woods,
although with a little more gloss to it. I really like this one, thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#14 posted 04-09-2011 07:02 PM

this is extraordinary – the base (way cool) and the branches that wrap around the top – brilliant.


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#15 posted 04-09-2011 08:26 PM

WOW, I could get the slab done but I couldn’t even dream of undertaking the metal work yet. FABULOUS Craftsmanship.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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