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Project by wild bill franklin posted 03-16-2012 03:59 PM 1780 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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i”’ve made several swings of oak & cypress

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al





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David

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#1 posted 03-16-2012 06:17 PM

Very nice, looks perfect for this nice weather. Did you use a plan or how did you figure out the curve profile?

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey http://davidwahl.org/category/woodworking/

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hhhopks

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#2 posted 03-16-2012 10:13 PM

Geat looking bench swing.
How about some pics on houw the hardwares goes on the swing?
I have built my bench swing but I am debating on how the hardware should go on it.

Thanks.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#3 posted 03-16-2012 10:51 PM

That’s a nice swing, I need to try something like this for me and my better half.

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

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devann

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#4 posted 03-16-2012 10:59 PM

Great looking porch swing. How long is it? Looks big.

hhhopks; I just yesterday had to replace some hardware for a porch swing I built last May. I used 1/2” x 6” J hooks that the chain fit tight on. The swinging motion caused one of the J hooks to snap into at the last thread on the hook. No one was hurt and the swing wasn’t damaged but I learned that the chain needs to pivot freely at the hook connection.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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wild bill franklin

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#5 posted 03-17-2012 12:09 AM

the swing is a 6ft. & it has 4- 3” supports underneath , so my big frends can set in it.

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al

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devann

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#6 posted 03-17-2012 12:27 AM

thanks for the answer williel & welcome to LJs

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Kelen

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#7 posted 03-17-2012 12:39 AM

Very nice looking swing, looks very comfortable. Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJs.

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#8 posted 03-17-2012 01:43 AM

I am collecting ideas for our swing. Gonna keep track of this one. Great job.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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#9 posted 03-17-2012 08:06 PM

Nice work, This is on my honey do list. Where did you get the plans for this?

-- - Martin

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wild bill franklin

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#10 posted 03-19-2012 11:49 PM

Hey lumberjocks, I don”t have any plans! I just go by memory. I’ve made so many of them that I know how each one is made.

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al

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