LumberJocks

J-Bench (Recycling to the next level)

  • Advertise with us
Project by NicoJose posted 04-25-2011 01:59 AM 3548 views 18 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

J-Bench (February 7-22, 2011)
Dimensions: 66’’ x 37’’ x 16’‘
Weight: 90lbs

So I decided to take my “Wave Bench” and the “Tornado Floor Lamp” to the next level by adding a sharp curve on on the wave like a winding road. This took a lot planning with the measurements of the cuts. I have to admit some cuts I did were too thin that they ended up snapping the wood when I added brad nails. I was pushing the idea of on recycling the smaller pieces of wood in a different way.

I had to make my own guide for my table saw that I would end up with 85degree angle cults on my wood. Some small came flying that I wore a chest plate. I spent a lot of time sanding each piece to the right size. I would say this a prototype of what I else I could do with small pieces of old wood. Using the techniques I learned in this furniture, I believe I can actually make all the letters of the alphabet… But would probably be suicide. hehe.

It sits nicely by the way and it is very strong. I chose the letter “J” because of my last name Jose. =)

Materials:
(1)Cedar, (2)Tamarind, (3)Narra, (4)Kamagong, (5) Ipil, (6) Dungon, (7) Kalantas or Philippines Cedar, (8) Molave, (9)Bakan, (10) Palo de China, (11)Palo de Ropa, and (12) Avocado Wood

-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist www.s10-10.com





26 comments so far

View NightOwl's profile

NightOwl

48 posts in 1770 days


#1 posted 04-25-2011 02:04 AM

That is awesome! Love the shape, lines, and intentional gaps in the design!

-- Bill

View Arnold's profile

Arnold

215 posts in 2306 days


#2 posted 04-25-2011 02:08 AM

very nice, lots of dedication

View amagineer's profile

amagineer

1392 posts in 1341 days


#3 posted 04-25-2011 02:11 AM

Your hands must be as big as hams from spending that much time sanding. Dedication to the max. I bow to you. In the end a work of art!

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

View LittlePaw's profile

LittlePaw

1571 posts in 1822 days


#4 posted 04-25-2011 03:38 AM

Nico, great job! I never heard of most the wood you mentioned. The bench is very colorful. Are they all in their natural color? You have a tremendous range of colors at your disposal. Are they all native Philippine wood?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

View Sonny's profile

Sonny

311 posts in 2597 days


#5 posted 04-25-2011 03:47 AM

AWESOME WORK DUDE….....

View TheGravedigger's profile

TheGravedigger

963 posts in 2768 days


#6 posted 04-25-2011 03:52 AM

Wonderful piece. The organic curves require a level of planning and detail that I’ve never attempted. Impressive indeed.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

15304 posts in 1933 days


#7 posted 04-25-2011 05:29 AM

Very cool! Very different which is a good thing!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View twokidsnosleep's profile

twokidsnosleep

1063 posts in 1718 days


#8 posted 04-25-2011 05:41 AM

Absolutely cool!!!
Love everything about it

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

View woodworkerscott's profile

woodworkerscott

362 posts in 1558 days


#9 posted 04-25-2011 07:04 AM

Wow. Awesome.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

View learnin2do's profile

learnin2do

868 posts in 1595 days


#10 posted 04-25-2011 07:33 AM

too-o-o much!!
too-o-o beautiful!
-super thinking on the jig! Those are really hard to get right -i have given up on perfect angles and square!

-- christine

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1859 days


#11 posted 04-25-2011 08:22 AM

one more time you have outdone your self
its a beautyfull bench
thank´s for sharing

Dennis

View Splinterman's profile

Splinterman

23057 posts in 2105 days


#12 posted 04-25-2011 11:41 AM

Now that is “Real” sweet.

View Hoosierdaddy's profile

Hoosierdaddy

75 posts in 1385 days


#13 posted 04-25-2011 02:13 PM

Well, it’s a darn good thing that woodworking isn’t a competition, otherwise I would have sold all my accumulated tools and found a new hobby when faced with work like yours! Fortunately, this is a hobby where we’re all, in one fashion or another, standing on the shoulders of giants. Super nice work, really enjoy seeing what you come up with!

-- I don't know what this is going to be like, but there's only one way to find out..........

View bamabubba's profile

bamabubba

12 posts in 2002 days


#14 posted 04-25-2011 04:40 PM

Absolutely incredible!!!!!! I couldn’t have even dreamed it, much less built it.

-- --God bless! Brandon

View tinnman65's profile

tinnman65

1176 posts in 2158 days


#15 posted 04-25-2011 05:38 PM

This work is amazing! I hate to think of all the glue ups.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

showing 1 through 15 of 26 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase