RichardA

A tale of two benches

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Nicely done, Ric.  I realy like the arched stretcher with thru tenon.

One the cherry bench.  What did you use for attaching the feet to the legs?

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Cool projects Rick andI am glad to see you out in the shop making stuff again.  

I do have one question, does it really take five lighters to light a cigar?  :lol:

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30 minutes ago, Ronn W said:

Nicely done, Ric.  I realy like the arched stretcher with thru tenon.

One the cherry bench.  What did you use for attaching the feet to the legs?

I did a draw bore to keep them on.  With a slight touch of glue. In the 4th pic you can barely see them, there are two at each joint.

 

16 minutes ago, Chet said:

Cool projects Rick andI am glad to see you out in the shop making stuff again.  

I do have one question, does it really take five lighters to light a cigar?  :lol:

Sometimes, when I'm short of breath.  Life has a tendency to get in the way sometimes. And recently, It's taking a ton of my time.

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Both benches are impressive. I like the arch & the feet , they create a personality to the piece.

Signed & dated ?

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The Cherry one is signed and dated, the Maple one has firewood written underneath. I think I should have called the Maple one  "The pigeon toed bench".

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I’m stealing that arched stretcher idea right now, don’t try to stop me.  Very good work as usual Rick, great design and solid joinery make for a piece that will last a long, long time. Well done Sir !!

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I have a hankering for some of that Vodoo crap you speak of;)! On second thought, you might just have the capability! Darn nice looking benches there my friend. The recipient will be proud. 

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I like both, Rick.

I like through tenons, for furniture in a mountain town, and draw bored tenons in particular.  How did you attach the top of the cherry bench?

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Nice work Richard. I might have to steal bench no.2 as an idea. Looks like just the challenge to build a few new skills.

 

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7 hours ago, Pondhockey said:

I like both, Rick.

I like through tenons, for furniture in a mountain town, and draw bored tenons in particular.  How did you attach the top of the cherry bench?

I was lazy and used figure 8's.

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It sure shows the figure in it, and I have two sticks from the same tree. 16" wide 8/4 thick and 10' long, and bone dry.  There will come a day when I'll have a real good use for some of that.

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6 hours ago, RichardA said:

She said she wanted her friends to see it.

That's a good feeling.

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