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Project by robert triplett posted 693 days ago 1270 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 693 days ago

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

jack

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

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 693 days ago

I like the top : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

#3 posted 693 days ago

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.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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BarbS

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#4 posted 693 days ago

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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Nate Meadows

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#5 posted 693 days ago

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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majeagle1

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#6 posted 693 days ago

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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jaykaypur

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#7 posted 692 days ago

Another beautiful piece.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 692 days ago

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

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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WoodArtbyJR

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#9 posted 692 days ago

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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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 692 days ago

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

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 692 days ago

The tree it came from is smiling.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 692 days ago

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 692 days ago

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 692 days ago

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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Skylark53

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#15 posted 692 days ago

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

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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