Friday, August 01, 2014

I Lied,One More Bench Photo

I just realized I didn't post a photo of the completed bench. I've seen freshly planed Poplar go green with a oil finish but never as bright or as neon green as this did, oh well it will tone down. Of course MsOK loved it.



In the last post I alluded to glueing my dovetails during the first fitting....Part of the reason was I knew the last set were a little tight and at least half my dovetail "splits" are when pulling slightly tight dovetails apart to add glue.  Now they might have split in time anyway but.....

Needless to say, I've a destined for firewood box. Shame, it was a nice box but it will give me an excuse to make another and I am going to glue the next one direct from the saw and chisel.

6 comments:

  1. Looks great, and it can double as a cutting board for the next Brisket...

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  2. Joe,

    It would look good with a little brisket, some pulled pork, a pot of beans and a big bowl of slaw ready to eat setting on it.

    ken

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  3. ditto with Joe. Do you ever feel like the tools in the middle get in the way?

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  4. Ralph,

    Not really. even with the narrow split there was plenty of work surface. With the asymmetrical split this bench has I expect almost never. Now that said, there are times you need the full width but even without a split odds are you would be removing tools from the work surface. I've really found few down sides to having a split top. As mentioned before, with the symmetrical split the split was where I would sometimes need a holdfast dog hole and with a split fill designed to work as a stop it could be hard to remove. Those are about it and I think I've fixed both on this build.

    ken

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  5. The bench looks really good! I bet its rock solid. Nice work.

    Greg

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  6. Thanks Greg,

    It is solid, I've made a couple of small boxes on it and couldn't be happier. Of course it helps that it is mostly a clone of my old bench so every thing fall right to hand. The only difference is some unused things were left off this one the split was moved.

    ken

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