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I need your support! Please vote on http://www.powermaticstudentvote.com/entries/byron-conn/. This Bench will be featured this year at ICFF in the Furniture Society and Powermatic’s booth. The 12 students selected have been entered in a competition to win a bandsaw. So, if you like this piece or my work please support me by casting your vote! You can vote every 4 hours until May 20

White Oak, 2013

Bonsai Bench displays and draws inspiration from American Bonsai trees. Replacing the formal Japanese tokonoma with a display of tree and person as a composition. I did not sand any part of this, every surface has been finished by a high angle frog #3 Lie-Nielsen hand plane.

To see more of my work please see my website: http://byronconn.com/
Or follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ByronConnDesign

Here are some images of my process

-- Byron Conn, Woodworking/Furniture Design at Rochester Institute of Technology, http://byronconn.com





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vonhagen

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#1 posted 448 days ago

very cool and a great job.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 448 days ago

Very cool design,good luck in the contest.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Buckethead

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#3 posted 448 days ago

Well…. I wasn’t going to vote because it wanted me to register….

This piece is utterly beautiful. As are all of the other projects you shared with us.

I like to give credit where it is due, and it is certainly due here. A fellow comes and asks for the tiniest gesture of support, and considering the level of creativity and talent evidenced by each of your projects, it is definitely deserved.

Upon reconsideration, I’m going back to register and vote. I’ll be returning to vote again.

A worthy effort.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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Byron

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#4 posted 448 days ago

Thank you all so much! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your kind words and support.

-- Byron Conn, Woodworking/Furniture Design at Rochester Institute of Technology, http://byronconn.com

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deon

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#5 posted 448 days ago

Cool design and looks sturdy too

-- Dreaming patterns

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Clint Searl

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#6 posted 448 days ago

Great looking tree!

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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#7 posted 448 days ago

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eddie

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#8 posted 448 days ago

very cool

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 448 days ago

Beautifully designed and well built!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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lysdexic

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#10 posted 448 days ago

Byron,

First let me say that the cascade style cedar is a fine bonsai but I am more of a fan of the informal upright maple. I used to be obsessed with Bonsai.

Your bench is friggin awesome. Did you use a domino for the joinery?

Edit: voted

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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HillbillyShooter

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#11 posted 448 days ago

Very nicely done—best wishes in your contest!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Byron

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#12 posted 447 days ago

Thanks everyone! Lysdexic, I did not use a domino I used a multi-router. I do not feel a domino is accurate enough. Thank you everyone who voted!

-- Byron Conn, Woodworking/Furniture Design at Rochester Institute of Technology, http://byronconn.com

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fernandoindia

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#13 posted 447 days ago

Hi Byron. Done.

BTW youre ahead by far. Great work. Besides I only understood two projects: yours and the demilune table, which looks great also.

The best for the contest.

-- Back home. Fernando

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lysdexic

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#14 posted 447 days ago

Byron, I see that you are well ahead on the votes.

RE domino: what do you mean. I have one and new to its use. What should I lookin out for?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Mean_Dean

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#15 posted 447 days ago

Never heard of a Bonsai bench until now. And your’s is great! Keep up the good work!

-- Dean

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