A wedding present

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 06-02-2013 02:29 AM 1692 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stepson is best man at a wedding. He needed a gift. He gets to help clean and organize my shop for this. :-)

The top is spalted ash with an epoxy coating. The legs are maple. Hopefully we can start the cleaning tomorrow.

Thanks for looking

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

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#1 posted 06-02-2013 02:36 AM

That will definitely be one of the best gifts the couple receives. Nice job and make him clean it real good! LOL

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

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#2 posted 06-02-2013 02:38 AM

Nice work Monte

-- Seattle John,

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#3 posted 06-02-2013 02:48 AM

Hey you get to play. He gives something you made. He cleans the shop? Wow, you get a piece out there and your son is happy cleaning AND ORGANIZING. Hmmm!

Nice piece, How are the legs attached?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 06-02-2013 06:48 AM

Real nice piece and yeah how did you attach the legs??

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 06-02-2013 09:24 AM

The legs are attached with pocket hole screws. Pictures don’t show it, but there is a support between them.

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

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#6 posted 06-02-2013 09:52 AM

Does your stepson travel well…I’ll make him something nice for a shop cleanup too! Nice natural edge slab there Monte. You must love having your mill up and running.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#7 posted 06-02-2013 11:02 AM

Nice piece of wood! Did you plane it with hand tools?

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

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 06-02-2013 12:02 PM

No. Portable power planer. Working on a router planer for slabs.

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

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#9 posted 06-02-2013 12:17 PM

great looking bench, the epoxy really makes the grain POP

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#10 posted 06-02-2013 01:03 PM

great present,they’ll love nice as it is i’d make him clean every inch of the shop!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 06-02-2013 01:07 PM

Monte, this is a beautiful bench. I love that wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#12 posted 06-02-2013 01:34 PM

Monte, this is a great looking bench. The contrasting is beautiful. It would look better in my yard.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 06-02-2013 02:08 PM

nice looking bench

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#14 posted 06-02-2013 02:18 PM

good job.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#15 posted 06-02-2013 02:39 PM

Great Project.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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