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Project by TartanSailor posted 06-10-2013 02:15 PM 1277 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very heavy solid oak bench for two with wedged through mortise & tenon joints between seat and base. Measures 42”L x 16” W and has oil & wax finish. Should have used contrasting wood for wedges.

-- NJ Sailor





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 02:43 PM

Nice looking bench

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HorizontalMike

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#2 posted 06-10-2013 02:43 PM

Looks nice and sturdy. How did you carve out the butt impressions?

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

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#3 posted 06-10-2013 03:06 PM

Contrasting wedges in the mortises may have added to the look of the bench…..But you have still made a very very nice two butt bench…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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TartanSailor

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#4 posted 06-10-2013 03:21 PM

Thanks guy for the compliments. The butt depressions were routed with a two rail sled and a couple of spoke shaves.

-- NJ Sailor

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Buckethead

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#5 posted 06-10-2013 03:52 PM

Beautiful bench. I am quit fond of through tenons. All that care and effort should not be hidden IMO.

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#6 posted 06-14-2013 02:50 PM

Good looking and solid bench! Great design especially the carved seats. Looks comfy as well. I’m sure it will last long. Great work!

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#7 posted 04-14-2015 01:28 PM

Nice job. How does the router jig work with a concave? Would be interested to see that.

Thanks,
Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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#8 posted 04-14-2015 01:46 PM

You did a fine job on this bench. I love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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TartanSailor

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#9 posted 04-14-2015 02:49 PM

Thanks for your comments Garry & Charles. The picture shows the sled setup. The two curved rails are clamped to the work piece and the router has a bowl bit and is bolted onto the carrier. Make the carrier long enough to move from side to side without falling off the rails. The rails have small legs that act as troughs to allow the router bit to run past the work piece edges, their size depends on bit size. Set your bit about a 1/16” below the top of your board at mid point and plunge in. Slide sled back and forth,side to side across until you have completed the area you wish depressed. It helps to place stops on both ends of the rails. Hope this helps. Next time I use my sled I will add slick tape to the rails.

-- NJ Sailor

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TartanSailor

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#10 posted 04-14-2015 02:58 PM

Recent pic of bookcase for granddaughter. Copied from Restoration Hardware catalog. Saved a few bucks. I’ve got eight grand kids and they’re costing me a fortune in lumber if you get my drift. Summer’s coming …time to hank on the sails and hit the seas

-- NJ Sailor

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TartanSailor

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#11 posted 04-14-2015 03:09 PM

https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/nmsxxg8.jpg!

Jewelry box for another Granddaughter

-- NJ Sailor

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TartanSailor

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#12 posted 04-14-2015 03:12 PM

Jewelry box for another Granddaughter.from Fine Woodworking plans. Two more to go.

-- NJ Sailor

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albachippie

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#13 posted 04-15-2015 09:40 AM

I see, that’s a great jig. Thanks for taking the time to post a reply.

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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