|Project by Dominic||posted 01-06-2012 05:01 AM||1215 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a copy of the Thos Moser shaker style Deacon’s bench. Cherry seat and back splat, ash spindles and legs. Twenty-three back spindles and six legs took a long time to turn, especially when the spindles are 1/2” thick and I do not have a spindle steady. Legs are splayed at 10 degrees, as is the seat back. Legs are braced with laminated ash strips cold bent around a form – lots of strength. Seat was scooped by first tracing the profile on the end of the board and making passes with the router along the length of the board to get close to the line. Feet are tipped with leather pads, glues on and then sanded flush with legs like the tip of a pool cue. Finished with three coats of tung oil and then waxed.
-- Dominic P.- Duxbury MA