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Project by AkumAnubis posted 02-06-2008 03:45 AM 2997 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second piece of furniture. This time my challenge was to make through mortises, and I think I succeeded as all of the joints came out fairly tight except for one of the joints on the top.

I used handtools exclusively in the construction of this piece, and I have decided that next time I will at least allow my self the use of at least the band saw.

There is very little skill involved in the rough cutting and I am simply tiring myself and delaying the completion of the project.

The materials for this project are: Rift and flat sawn Spanish Cedar for the legs and top, quarter sawn White Oak for the stretcher, and wedges are Wenge.

The finish is 5 coats of Tung Oil, and 2 coats of a mix of BLO and Sparthane.

-- -...(insert inspiring phrase /quote)





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#1 posted 02-06-2008 04:13 AM

Hi looks good to me . The contrast in wood gives it extra zing

-- Preston H Kamloops BC Canada

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#2 posted 02-06-2008 04:31 AM

I like that bench!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 02-06-2008 04:34 AM

Very nice project. I have cut those keyed tenons too. Drilling out the middle on the drill press saves a lot of time.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#4 posted 02-06-2008 02:59 PM

Very pretty, nice work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#5 posted 02-06-2008 03:35 PM

Very nice project. the finish is really nice.

-- Hope Never fails

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#6 posted 02-07-2008 12:58 AM

Elegant design and great execution. I love asian styles.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://peace-in-wood-by-dustynewt.zibbet.com/

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#7 posted 02-07-2008 04:48 AM

This is a really nice piece. I love the design and the fact that you used on hand tools. As a power tool guy I could not imagine the effort or skill it takes to do something like this. I know that if I attempted something like this with only hand tools I would be lost in a heartbeat.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 02-07-2008 05:03 AM

That is a very nice bench.

-- I can build us one.

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#9 posted 02-07-2008 11:27 AM

Great bench. It looks very solid.

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#10 posted 02-08-2008 01:23 AM

wow ! i love that bench great job

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#11 posted 08-26-2008 06:53 PM

looks good…..

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#12 posted 07-03-2012 06:01 PM

I really like the design.. Very elegant and simple. Thanks for sharing!

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker. http://sergeantsawdust.com

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