Having fun with the Bench

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    Sandy
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    This simple looking project is labor intensive. But really fun. I cheated a little and used my bandsaw to do a lot of the work. But even at that it is tough. I got the hang of shaping the spindles about the 8th one. Paul said he thought it created a rustic look so I decided not to redo them… I did a little innovation as well attaching the middle support. In stead of using screws to attach it I used a through tenon and will wedge it in place on assembly. I think it gives the front of the bench a little crafty look!

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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    Sandy
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    @sandy1man

    I finally got it done. It was labor intensive but I learned a lot from this project. My first bench is made from Spruce but the next one will be Oak. This one may go in front of my shop when I get the porch built. Have you ever been working and say to yourself’ “that is why Paul said to do it this way”? Then I throw that piece in the burn pile an make it over. Well this one is done and I’m considering the finish.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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    Selva
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    @selva

    Looks very nice. Curious to know what finish (if any) you plan to apply.

    Did you do drawboring or clamped and pegged? (referring to the discussion here: cedar bench). I’m still at prep phase on my cedar version — going slow with a few hours per week to spare, but hopefully will be there before the summer comes and goes.

    selva

    #580815
    Sandy
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    @sandy1man

    Selva, I used the draw bore pins just like Paul did in the videos. I didn’t have any issues other than my mistakes (Hey, even Paul says ooooops now and then) The pine it’s self worked out just fine. I’m having some Oak cut at the mill to make the next one! it’s really fun to build!

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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