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This bench was first attempt at turning legs. Needless to say it took 12 legs to yield 4 that were usable.
-- NJ Sailor
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#1 posted 06-07-2013 04:33 PM
Nice bench – more details please ;-). What are the dimensions, were the legs turned on the lathe, or bought? Just curious.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#2 posted 06-07-2013 04:40 PM
Nice and sturdy , 16th centuryish
-- Dreaming patterns
#3 posted 06-07-2013 04:44 PM
Thanks Cajun, bench is 6’ long x 12” wide. Lathe turned legs. All poplar.
#4 posted 06-07-2013 04:52 PM
Thanks Deon, I forgot to post this finished pic.
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#5 posted 06-07-2013 05:51 PM
A great looking bench. I especially like the splayed legs which are a bit unusual with turned legs. I also admire your willingness to go the extra mile to get a fine result.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
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#6 posted 06-07-2013 10:41 PM
beautiful bench,love the design.
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#7 posted 06-08-2013 02:32 PM
Have you put finish on it? If not, are you going to – and what are you going to use?
#8 posted 06-09-2013 02:42 PM
Thanks Stormthirst for the comment.The finished bench is shown above. I used milk paint on base and eight coats of marine spar varnish (I have lots of it)
#9 posted 06-09-2013 02:48 PM
To all…Tank for all the compliments. They mean a lot. I think I’ll continue with my sawdust and kindling collection, after all I do make lots of it ;-)
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