Porch Swing

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Project by Edward Pickney posted 02-21-2012 09:04 PM 2379 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my second project after I retired. No one told me bent wood lamination is a pain. Plus I was allergic to cedar. Swing has 480 small carrage bolts, Lordee Me.

-- Ed-

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 09:14 PM

Wow that’s a lot of carriage bolts,it must have added 30 lbs to your swing. It sure looks good.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 09:16 PM

Excellent swing Ed, well done.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#3 posted 02-21-2012 10:30 PM

Welcome to retirement. Nice job with the bent laminations. Great looking swing.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 02-21-2012 11:02 PM

That’s nice, I bet work wasn’t as hard as being retired :)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 02-21-2012 11:20 PM

And 960 corresponding holes. I’m cross-eyed. and my arm is tired.

Beautiful work.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 11:20 PM

Well done, looks good.

-- Life is good.

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#7 posted 02-22-2012 01:48 AM

Ed thats going in to favorites very cool swing going to try to make one thanks for posting looks like you got lamination down ,i think they sell lamination rube for sore muscles and joints : .)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#8 posted 02-22-2012 05:57 AM

Wow, that is fantastic. And the laminating…reminds me of the rocker I did, so many clamps…job well done!

-- I never finish anyth

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#9 posted 02-22-2012 02:02 PM

Wow! Very Nice. I love to experiment with bent wood lamination. it’s a great feeling to see a plan come together.
Thanks for the post

-- Marty Ohio

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#10 posted 02-23-2012 03:30 AM

Great looking swing…

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#11 posted 02-24-2012 04:29 AM

Just started looking at your projects – you are very skilled. Maybe some day I’ll be able to do some of this beautiful work. This Swing is gorgious.

-- Harold

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