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A couple benches

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Project by MarkR2 posted 12-05-2011 03:24 AM 1117 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The small backless oak bench was constructed using mortise and tenon pegged with wedged dowels – no hardware or glue was used in building. The boards were lightly planed to remove the roughest points of chainsaw milling, no finish applied
The Cherry bench went quite the opposite using welded metal frame and carriage bolts to hold it together. Finish is a mix of spar varnish, BLO and Mineral spirits – didn’t want to put to much on it because the wood was still pretty green

Wood for both was remains of trees that fell in spring storms behind the house and were milled using alaskan small log mill on my chainsaw





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#1 posted 12-05-2011 06:18 AM

Cool bench. Great color contrast of wood and metal.

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#2 posted 12-05-2011 03:56 PM

Well done on both!

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

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#3 posted 12-06-2011 12:50 AM

I really like both, but the oak bench with the wedged pegs, and rustic look is unique.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#4 posted 12-06-2011 12:55 AM

That oak bench scores very well on the Galoot Index, I think. Very nice!

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

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