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Project by Larry posted 2722 days ago 1545 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I really have never built anything – so I started off with a simple project – a sitting bench for the wife – for the bedroom – so she can put on her shoes. sigh
I have lots of sanding and more varnish to add…but its coming along.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry





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Karson

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#1 posted 2722 days ago

Very nice Larry. What are the dimentions of the piece?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2722 days ago

It looks pretty nice Larry, you’re of to a good start. Keep them coming.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2722 days ago

how lovely!!! I really like the fancy work on the front. What did you use to create the design in the wood?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#4 posted 2722 days ago

A nice design Larry. Did you turn those legs yourself?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 2722 days ago

Good job neighbor! Great weather wish it would rain.

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Larry

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#6 posted 2722 days ago

Thanks all – gee whiz – you make me feel humble. The dimentions are 36” long – 13 1/2” wide and 71/2” deep. Being poor ( =0) ) I used select pine – the design on the front is from the bedroom set that we have in the master bedroom – I used gunstock checkering tool to carve out the design – I was suprised that they worked so well – now I have some more tools to use, But I should of taken more time – I am always in a hurry – need to slow down as I think I could of done a better job – and the legs were purchased. That is one item I do not have yet – a lathe – my choice was a lathe or heat for my shop – needed the heat.
(Dennis – it did rain over here this morning) course I live in the South.. LOL. You Northern folks do not get the best weather….
Thanks again all for the comments

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2722 days ago

I can relate to the hurrying issue.. I have to really focus on slowing myself down and taking the time to create quality rather than just getting the idea into a product.

Not the best weather up here? Pshaw I say.. I was out today, walking in the snow half way up to my knees, the sun was warm (finally) and the crisp air, well it just made for the perfect day. I regret not having spent more time in it. A perfect winter day. (the Canadian way)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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oscorner

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#8 posted 2721 days ago

Beautiful bench, Larry. I like the design and the turned legs.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#9 posted 2720 days ago

Shoot Larry: most of us started with a birdhouse, step stool, lawn furniture, or picnic table, or something like that. You are an encourgement to us, keep posting.

Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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ramon

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#10 posted 1768 days ago

I like, I really like this type of furniture, but do not appreciate if a hole is to keep things interio///me gusta,me gusta mucho este tipo de muebles pero no aprecio si lleva un hueco interior para guardar cosas

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