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Project by woodkiller posted 01-15-2013 11:47 PM 997 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first post in a while. I milled this cedar a few weeks ago, and decided to turn a pattern on the seat. I mounted it with a 6” face plate and a bunch of stainless screws. It is natural edge and has the same design on the outside of the legs. It is 19”+ wide and that is large for Georgia. I am thinking of drilling a hole in the very center and putting a spent shell casing in it. I did use the remote kill switch so I could stay out of the line of rotation, the 4224B handled it very well. Comments are welcome.

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 12:36 AM

At first when I saw those rings, I thought, hmm….. no way did he use a lathe – must have used a router on a trammel, was I ever wrong!
You have got a lot of courage to spin a chunk as heavy as that one, good job.

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 01:46 AM

Spooks me to see that spinning

Great looking bench

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

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 02:13 AM

Cool design and super build.

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#4 posted 01-16-2013 02:30 AM

exelectrician, I thought the same thing. Woodkiller, looks like you are really going in for the kill in that second photogragh. You are a brave man.

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#5 posted 01-16-2013 04:16 AM

Holy cow!

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 03:39 PM

The cedar looks good and that made your project pop and same goes for you. Great job on the finish

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#7 posted 01-16-2013 04:42 PM

Looks like you have some experience with turning LARGE pieces of wood. LOL I’m sure your being smart! The project works! Definite eye catcher!

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#8 posted 01-16-2013 08:04 PM

I love it. The bench, I mean.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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