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Re: first time doing live edge
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2018, 09:31:26 PM »
 

 

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« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2018, 10:09:13 PM »
 

 

 

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Re: first time doing live edge
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2018, 10:14:54 PM »
Doc,

   Pretty benches. Did you put them back on the mill to cut the legs all off at the same length and angle? That works well for me. Only thing is mine don't have the same quality of finish work you display on yours.
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Re: first time doing live edge
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2018, 10:46:26 PM »
thanks.  i have done it with rubber bands with line levels on them, marked and used a pull saw.  also made a jig with 2 square pieces of plywood 16 inches square.  fastened at 90 degrees to each other to cut all legs 16 inches up from top of seat (with bench upside down on flat surface) to make cuts same length and parallel with floor.  scoot the jig up next to the bench and leg and use the 2 surfaces to guide the saw.  sorry no pic to better explain this way.



 

You are correct and I would do some on the sawmill but don't want the clamp to damage the side of the bench.

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Re: first time doing live edge
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2018, 10:57:11 PM »
We have made some thing for the ride for hope in our area to auction off for charity for about 7 years.  The big double wide cedar book matched cookie bench brought 750 dollars. :)

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Re: first time doing live edge
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2018, 11:18:08 PM »
   Pretty nice technique. I don't think I have ever seen that done but glad it worked for you. If you use the sawmill you could pad the clamps. Mine are live edge and not much to worry about damaging. Besides I do the final sanding and tung oil application after the legs have been cut to height. On my 2" thick benches the leg extends through the bench and I cut the excess off there on top with a Japanese pull saw then use the mill for the bottoms. Again, your finish work is far superior to what I do.
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« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2018, 11:33:17 PM »
Thanks again.  I have a wood jig I use to secure logs upright to cut cookies and have thought about trying it.  i worried if the legs got to vibrating, it might all fly off the mill.  I don't like to start over.  Sound like you do it about like I do.  I use tongue oil on walnut al the time and sometimes the watco finishing wax.  I use a lot of spray spar poly.  Helmsman comes in gallons and spray cans.  rough stuff i start with brushing to fill then a final few coats with a spray gun after sanding,  for the little stuff I use the rattle cans.  this is walnut with a coat of Watco danish oil mad for my wife for Christmas




 


Sorry if I am overdoing the pics, finally figured out how to get them in the gallery from my phone :P

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Re: first time doing live edge
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2019, 08:16:44 AM »
That is a cookie love seat ;)
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« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2019, 10:20:29 AM »
Nice stuff doc.
I hope to have mine done by week's end and will post pics.
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« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2019, 12:49:18 PM »
Doc, what is that walnut thing with the 5 big and 4 small holes you made for your wife?  I can't figure it out.  But the wood sure is pretty!
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« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2019, 01:18:36 PM »
Thanks Gents!  That is a tea light holder and a place to put nick nacky decorations like pine cones and small bulbs or marbles depending on the season.  Put a runner under it and wah la, your wife is happy.  The pic is sideways on our table.  Just to the Right is a more rustic one just for tea lights out of old barn siding.  My wife made runners out of old gunny sacks for her sister and sister-in-law.  The one in the middle is on rags since it was just finished with watco danish oil.  She had stuff in it with a red Christmas runner for Chrstmas, but I did not have that pic.

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« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2019, 12:19:04 PM »
Well here we are 6 weeks later and finally finished.
bottom 2 coats of Man O War spar varnish, top and ends 4 coats 220 in between.
Tammie and Kevins Rite Leg underpinning attached with 1/4" x 2" const. screws.



 

 

The bark off one was very hard to do as the bark was really tight and thick.
I used the claw hammer method followed by wire brush.
The bark on one is partially removed with my wire cup brush and i stopped when this pattern emerged, but it is hard to see because of the glare.
They are 2-1/2 thick and HEAVY.
I'm hoping to get more efficient if I do more of these.
The bark off one had a slight rocker to it so had to shim the legs.
If I am so foolish as to make this an ongoing winter project I will try the router method of flattening.
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« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2019, 12:33:14 PM »
pete, that looks great.  I think even if you do it the same way you will get faster and more efficient.  partly cause you can't really screw up rustic.  I know some mentioned to put the edge bark up, but I usually put mine down to give a wider top surface, but i round over the sharp edge with a 1/2 " round over.  many of mine as you can see also have 5 flats with a 1/2 round bottom with or without bark.  depends on if the bark is tight and the look you are going for. If the bark is or becomes loose, I have glued it back with titebond 1 or 3, and pinned with 23 g pins. if I put it up, I would remove the bark so it does not scratch legs.  people in shorts and or kids.

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« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2019, 12:36:04 PM »

General Woodworking / What up Benches?
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Re: first time doing live edge
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2019, 03:12:03 PM »
   Looking back at the start of this thread (I can't go back far enough to insert the quote here) from Bruno and LJohnsaw I saw comments about putting the wide side down so you have a round surface to rest your thighs on. I usually try to do that, especially on ash so the EAB tracks show, but actually I just select the best surface to display and sometimes that has the wide side up. I think I saw somewhere that someone did not like the sharp edge up but seems to me it does not make mush difference as the sharp edge is rolled under and does not cut into your leg anyway IME. I guess we just have to be flexible.

  Nice bench there Pete. I am really impressed with the quality of the finish work. Keep up the good work.
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Re: first time doing live edge
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2019, 03:51:09 PM »
I put the wide part of the slab down for a bench.

+1 on that.  When you sit on something, you want a curved edge for your thighs to rest on, not a sharp edge. 
Howard, I am curious about your "(I can't go back far enough to insert the quote here)" comment?
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« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2019, 09:20:47 PM »
Lynn,

When I start to reply to a thread it opens a new "page" for me type on and I can scroll to the bottom of and click on the "Insert Quote" button to add the text I am replying to but if it is a long thread over multiple pages I just reach some point where I can't go back further so that is the end for me. If I have not yet reached the comment I can't access the button. I don't see any way to go back further

 Okay this disappeared - I deleted too much. Was Doc's post of 31 Dec at 10:09

 For example in this thread this is the last comment I can access. If there is a way to get further back I am willing to try (Although as I have said before for me to learn something new I have to clear some space on my mental hard drive and my wife's birthday is Thursday so I hope that is not what I end up forgetting).
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Re: first time doing live edge
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2019, 08:36:35 AM »
High-lite and click on the quote bubble first, or click on quote if you want the entire post.  The quoted text will automatically open up a posting window even if it is several pages back.  ;D

If I want to attach multiple quotes, I may have to open another tab, open the FF, and then do some copy & paste back to the original tab.
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« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2019, 09:23:58 AM »
Thanks for the kind words.
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