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Project by mike1950 posted 07-01-2013 02:31 AM 1381 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 07-01-2013 02:33 AM

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 07-01-2013 09:27 AM

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 07-01-2013 10:21 AM

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 07-01-2013 11:55 AM

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

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#5 posted 07-01-2013 07:28 PM

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

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#6 posted 07-02-2013 01:54 AM

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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#7 posted 07-03-2013 02:48 PM

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

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#8 posted 01-01-2014 11:50 AM

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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