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Project by OLDWOODWORKER posted 08-23-2011 02:22 PM 1415 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

THIS IS A BENCH I MADE FOR A FRIEND ON MINE THAT IS INTO CIVIL WAR REINACTMENTS HE FOUND THIS
CIVIL WAR OFFICERS BENCH IN A HISTORY BOOK AND WANTED TO KNOW IF I COULD MAKE ONE I SAID I WOULD TRY.I DON’T THINK I DID BAD BEING I HAD ONLY A PICTURE TO GO BY AND NO REAL DRAWINGS.HE WAS VERY PLEASED





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WilsonCreations

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#1 posted 08-23-2011 02:50 PM

I like the idea and execution. Did you do the carvings yourself?

-- Wilson

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 08-23-2011 03:42 PM

It’s very interesting and unusual. Good job.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 08-23-2011 04:32 PM

I love it. It is a great looking piece of work. Did you make a set of plans as you built it? If you did, I’d love t have a copy.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#4 posted 08-23-2011 05:10 PM

The more I look at it, the more obvious it is that you spent a great deal of time thinking this build through. Did you consider slotted screws and aged the hardware for a more period look? Meh, but that’s minor. Most important of all, your friend was pleased. Nicely done!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#5 posted 08-23-2011 06:44 PM

If it looks like the picture, it is a sucess!! ;-)) Nice work.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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