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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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#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.
-- 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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#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
#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.
#6 posted 03-17-2012 12:27 AM
thanks for the answer williel & welcome to LJs
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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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#8 posted 03-17-2012 01:43 AM
I am collecting ideas for our swing. Gonna keep track of this one. Great job.
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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
#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.
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