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Project by robert triplett posted 05-23-2012 02:35 AM 1344 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this piece of Walnut Crotch wood from Allen at MilwaukeeWoodworks. I was planning on cutting it up for Box Tops, but I just couldn’t do it. The feather looks like a spine. It made a nice bench instead. I had some small book matched pieces of rough, live edge Walnut and they became the legs. I did 4 coats of wipe on poly and one spray coat of Poly. I guess I will see if anyone buys it at Lake Tahoe this next weekend. It was fun to build. I used 5/8” dowels to hold it together. I had a really bad cold and lost momentum for building boxes. This got me going in the shop again.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!





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jack1

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#1 posted 05-23-2012 02:47 AM

This is what people would call “eye” candy. Nice bench!

jack

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 05-23-2012 02:50 AM

I like the top : )

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#3 posted 05-23-2012 03:00 AM

Turned out great Robert you can set it in my booth this weekend I’ll sell it for Ya LOL. I just want half the profits. LOL I am glad you made the bench/ Table. This will sell fast you watch mine did.

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#4 posted 05-23-2012 03:14 AM

A very nice bench. I think you were Right not to cut it up for boxes, and I’ll bet it will sell quickly in Tahoe!

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#5 posted 05-23-2012 03:19 AM

Great work! I love crotch wood and I think you have used it beautifully!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#6 posted 05-23-2012 04:00 AM

Beautifuuuuuuuuuuul piece of Walnut there Robert!!!
This bench will go real quick I think….... great job !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#7 posted 05-23-2012 10:31 AM

Another beautiful piece.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 05-23-2012 11:08 AM

That is beautiful..Too nice for box tops!!Nice job on the bench!!!!!!!.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 05-23-2012 01:27 PM

Very nice Robert, I have 2 slabs of black walnut & 2 of english walnut that the wife has been after me to make her some coffee and end tables (all about 3” thick). Thank you for the inspiration. The legs are what is holding me back but now that I have seen yours, you have given me some new ideas and inspiration. Good luck at Tahoe.
Jim

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#10 posted 05-23-2012 02:34 PM

It’s a beautiful piece of wood and looks great on that bench.

helluvawreck
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#11 posted 05-23-2012 02:37 PM

The tree it came from is smiling.

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#12 posted 05-23-2012 04:52 PM

Great looking bench. Some goodlooking wood.

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

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 05-24-2012 01:29 AM

Once again you have combined some cool wood with your expert craftsmanship to produce a one of a kind piece of art.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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robert triplett

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#14 posted 05-24-2012 02:24 AM

Thanks for the comments. Allen says he has some more small slabs. This may be something iI do more often. I also just made arrangements to pick up a 3” thick x 6’ x 18” slab of walnut that has Burl and nice figure. I can’t even lift it alone. I plan to have it resawn on a bandsaw mill to 1” and 2” thick pieces. I had better use a shop full of wood for boxes before iIget too carried away!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#15 posted 05-24-2012 02:25 AM

You made a good choice with this project. Beautifully done!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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