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Project by dgom posted 11-16-2012 08:16 PM 2621 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The bench is made from a big red oak that grew on my parents-in-law property. The oak was taken down about seven years ago since it was damaged in a storm. I squared the oak log by attaching a home made jig to an old 18’’ chain saw that my father-in-law has. The edges of the bench were then rounded over with the router. The cut offs from the ends are used as feet and as a small table. I scrub the log with linseed potash soap regularly and hope that it will soon get a more grayish tone.

I was inspired by 'Stu in Tokyo' to build the jig (Thanks a lot Stu!). The jig has come in handy to re-saw lumber. This summer I re-sawed four large birch logs and an oak log. The 2’’ planks are now drying and will come in handy in future projects.

Below are some pictures from the making of the bench.





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Sergio

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#1 posted 11-16-2012 08:36 PM

It will be difficult when someone says “There is more people coming … hey, bring that bench closer to the table!”

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#2 posted 11-16-2012 09:46 PM

But it also keeps people from grabbing it and running :-)

Nice build

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 01:03 AM

awesome! great bench!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 11-17-2012 01:54 AM

Very nice! This will weather well.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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WhoMe

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#5 posted 11-17-2012 01:59 AM

That must have been one BIIIIGGGG oak tree. Really nice bench.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#6 posted 11-17-2012 02:02 AM

Love it.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#7 posted 11-17-2012 04:36 AM

That would have made one he%% of a work bench.

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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#8 posted 11-17-2012 05:05 AM

now thats a bench

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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deon

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#9 posted 11-17-2012 07:09 AM

very cool!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 11-17-2012 04:37 PM

Nice looking chainsaw jig, similar to an Alaskan saw mill, or pretty the same thing I guess. Good use of the wood as well.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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MadeinMT

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#11 posted 11-17-2012 05:34 PM

And if you ever need to knock down a castle door you will be ready.

-- Ron, Montana

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#12 posted 11-17-2012 05:52 PM

That is a fantastic bench! I have to disagree with you on the color though. I think it’s perfect as it is and besides, nature will soon wash out the color naturally.
But, that’s just my opinion and we all know the old saying about that.

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HickoryHill

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#13 posted 11-18-2012 01:33 AM

Nicely done! What’s the dims?

-- Jim, Michigan

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dgom

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#14 posted 11-18-2012 01:29 PM

Thanks for all your kind comments!

@HickoryHill
L x W x H = 7 feet 5 inches x 13.4 inches x 10.6 inches, i.e. 2270×340 x 270 mm

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Knothead62

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#15 posted 11-19-2012 12:53 AM

Nice! A good way to remember the tree and it’s part in the family. Lots of shade over the years. Good idea on the saw jig.

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