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So far I have made what you see here I hope the rest goes a little faster it took me 3 days to get this far because I cut the double mortice and dove tail by hand.
Thank you Shipwright for supplying the drawing and his blog I would never have done this otherwise.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/


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#1 posted 679 days ago

It looks like you are off to a very nice start. Work to standard not to Time.

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#2 posted 679 days ago

Great start there Bob…glad to see that you are well underway. I will be following your progress, so please keep us updated regularly!

I may be mistaken, but it looks like the post is facing in the wrong direction, make sure you glue it in properly! The spacer that connects the foot to the bench is on the opposite side to the notch in the post that supports the arm.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#3 posted 679 days ago

Good catch Mat. The post does have to turn around.

Great to see another one on the way Bob. We await the opportunity to welcome you top the club. :-)
I like your fancy column base.

Keep us posted.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#4 posted 679 days ago

LOL your right thank you Matt I also noticed the photo is mirrored of what it should be but I fixed the photo now. I will be careful on the glue up Matt. My questions why the bolt if its glued? I was not going to glue it in case I wanted to break it down to move it, it’s a glove fit. I have to glue up some more 8/4 stock today so not much progress today I should get the arm, three clamping blocks and a few others done next week
Thanks Paul, I am also thinking of a profile for the corners.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#5 posted 679 days ago

Why the bolt?... To fasten the bench to the column.

It cant hurt to give it a try with just the bolt if you want it to be more “portable”. The worst that can happen it that it “works” a little after a while and if it does, you can glue it then. I’m building one right now for a friend and with that joint glued it will ship in 3’ x4’ x 16”. In oak it weighs about 125 lbs.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#6 posted 679 days ago

Paul where do you get your saw blades are they #6 in size? I bet you finish the one your building before I do I’m a slow poke when it comes to building anything.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#7 posted 679 days ago

Hey guys I just finished making the 3 clamps that hold the horizontal arm and noticed that there are 4 bolts but they do not go through the two side block clamps? Is that an oversight in the sketch up drawing? I would guess they should if you want it to adjust up and down with wedges. I added a photo

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#8 posted 678 days ago

I had to Google this to know what you are building! LOL At first, I thought it was an automobile. :D Guess I am just too ignorant about the finer points of wood working. :)

-- Art

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#9 posted 678 days ago

Not at all Art, I doubt many of us knew what it was before Paul built his.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#10 posted 677 days ago

Bob by the way i forgot to mention that I really like the profile you used on the foot…that is going to look sharp!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#11 posted 677 days ago

It doesn’t look like a Chevrolet to me. Seriously, I still don’t what it is, but the workmanship is beautiful.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#12 posted 677 days ago

Thanks Matt.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#13 posted 677 days ago

Jack, I hope to have the wheels on it in a few weeks. Thanks

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#14 posted 676 days ago

Hi Sandhill,
That clarified everything. It is a Chevrolet. Truck or Car?
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#15 posted 676 days ago

Truck of course.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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