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"Bangko ni Eba" Eve's bench

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 1121 days ago 5059 views 37 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An offshoot of my “Adan at Eba” http://lumberjocks.com/projects/50312 The splayed legs are made from Iron wood. the slatted seats are of Ipil and doweled through and through with ironwood. This design was developed for a smaller room….. thus the, simpler legs to make it look lighter.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts





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degoose

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#1 posted 1121 days ago

Smashing…

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SSMDad

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#2 posted 1121 days ago

Love this bench Benji! It’s marvelous and so is the rest of your work. Did you steam-bend the legs or are they cutouts?

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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Benji Reyes

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#3 posted 1121 days ago

Thanks Chris. The legs are cutouts.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts

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HalDougherty

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#4 posted 1121 days ago

Benji,

This is one of the most elegant benches I’ve ever seen. I love it. I bet you have more of your projects marked as someones favorite than any other lumberjock. How did you attach the legs?

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Benji Reyes

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#5 posted 1121 days ago

Thanks Hal. Half lapped the ends to the slats. The more weight you apply to it the more it wedges together.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts

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MShort

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#6 posted 1121 days ago

This gives the bench making a whole new notch of respect. Well done.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Bluepine38

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#7 posted 1121 days ago

Only Benji could call legs like this simpler than other legs to make it look lighter and be serious. Is this the
bench for the walk in closet/bathroom, or do we get to see another in this series? Wish I could build
something close to this in artistry and craftsmanship. Thank you for once again making us a little envious
and striving to improve our skills.

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

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Jonathan

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#8 posted 1121 days ago

Stunning. Those legs really draw my eye to them. They are beautiful and graceful in their shape and proportions. And that’s just the legs, not to mention the rest of the work. What a wonderful piece!

-- 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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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 1121 days ago

Benji,

Just woke up, checking email, saw, “another project that you have accomplished”. Came to the page and feel like one of your clients! Just can’t sit on it. LOL very nice visual movement. Like how you added strength and elegance with the arched stringers. Is the ironwood( named for its strenght?) hard on your tools? Did you use mechanical fasteners in addition to the joinery? It is both art and function and the wood vs design still comes through. I appreciate that struggle. I’m betting you said “I did that”and smiled. I would.

If I could even get close…LOL ( Something to aspire too?)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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bvdon

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#10 posted 1121 days ago

Very eye catching. It almost looks like it could be used as a coffee table as well.

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bvdon

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#11 posted 1121 days ago

Would appreciate if you could post a picture underneath to see how it all joins together.

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Daiku

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#12 posted 1121 days ago

Benji

Fantastic design and craftsmanship! I don’t ususally look at benches, but this one really caught my eye.

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi

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gbear

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#13 posted 1121 days ago

Benji….everything you build amazes me. You have a terrific sense of style and elegance and I look forward to seeing EVERYTHING you post. I agree with bvdon…I would like to see photos of the bottom side to see the joinery.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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shipwright

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#14 posted 1121 days ago

Design, fit and finish, choice of materials, balance,....................where does one start to describe this.

Another excellent piece Benji

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Joe Lyddon

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#15 posted 1121 days ago

Beautiful!!

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