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Project by mike1950 posted 424 days ago 1351 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Second oldest son is always saying he is going to steal my bench. For Fathers day I made him this one. Live edge walnut mortise and tenon framework and a 3 inch thick douglas fir top. Tray has a crotch walnut cover I do not do much live edge but this was fun. It will never look this good again- this young man (33) will use it…........ Enjoy

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein





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mike1950

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#1 posted 424 days ago

Sorry if it seems unfinished but it just slides down on tenons. Makes it easier to move. It does not lift off of them very easily though.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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steliart

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#2 posted 423 days ago

can i be your son too? lolol
nice one!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 423 days ago

Nice bench Mike…I am sure your son will make good use of it…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Sergio

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#4 posted 423 days ago

I could use it in my living room, nice bench!

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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stefang

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#5 posted 423 days ago

Looks great. I’m sure your son is thrilled to get it. Nice work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mike1950

231 posts in 431 days


#6 posted 423 days ago

Thanks all- it was a fun build- I love making benches- they are quick and easy.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 421 days ago

Beautiful and solid bench! Like the live edge. I’m sure son is delighted to have it. Great job!

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 239 days ago

At first glance of the 1st picture, I thought you had inlaid a boat paddle into the top! Nice bench, Your son should be able to pass it along to HIS children one day!

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