Shaker bench

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Project by Bmwood posted 02-23-2013 12:41 PM 3354 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cherry bench from fww. I used primarily hand tools except for the milling and arch which I cut on a bandsaw.

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 12:42 PM

I am sorry the photos are upside down

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 12:49 PM

Thing has to be hard to sit on.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 12:55 PM

Has anyone else had this problem uploading photos from an iPad?

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 01:05 PM

All my pics are from an iPad. Pulling them straight in sometimes turns them 90 degrees, but I’ve not hit ‘upside down.’ The most consistent way to get it done is through photobucket, though. Sized right, stored elsewhere, and uploads direct from the pad’s (or iphone’s) camera. Download the app and play with it, it’s pretty handy.

I copied your pic and did an edit to rotate (in camera roll, not PB):

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 01:09 PM

That is very helpful. This is why LJ’s is a great site!

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 02:30 PM

That looks great. Are the through tenons guaged from the end or the board or do you carry the marks around with a square? Specifically, I’ve always wonder how people get the holes to line up perfectly on both sides of a wide board like this. Thanks.

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 02:34 PM

I thought it looked great upside down! Now it really looks good!

-- Bryan

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 02:54 PM

Bonobo- I used a marking gauge to mark from the ends and sides then chiseled the periphery out and then mortised out from the face side into the all ready cut dado

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 03:16 PM

Looks good, upside down or right side up.

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#10 posted 02-23-2013 03:24 PM

Nice joinery : )
Are you working on correcting the photos ?

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#11 posted 02-23-2013 03:57 PM

My neck hurts. But I can see the joinery is executed very nicely.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#12 posted 02-23-2013 04:53 PM

nice joints

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#13 posted 02-23-2013 04:55 PM

Beautiful bench. I like the joints too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 02-23-2013 05:35 PM

Nice work no matter how you look at it.

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#15 posted 02-23-2013 11:04 PM

thru tenons always look….beautiful.
what prompted you to use the 45degree angle kinda dovetail joint? never seen a joint like that.

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