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Re: What up Benches?
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2019, 08:31:11 PM »
Hey Doc those  are some nice benches. 
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Re: What up Benches?
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2019, 09:14:08 PM »
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You do nice work!  I like the look of the log, a nice change from slab.   Also the drill press is pretty slick!  Nice rig and jigs.   

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« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2019, 10:44:47 PM »
OK you guys have blown so much smoke up my asthma, so I finally got this one done.  it is for the CMO/ER doc at the hospital who's baby had an ACL tear, and cannot get up on the bed with her.




 




 




 




 


made out of pine to match their furniture, 16 x 19 inches to be stable, 13 inches tall to be 1/2 the height of the bed.  This is my third dog step.  the ones on line tend to be 4 inch steps with 3 steps to get up on a bed.  Not really designed for dogs.  I have the friend measure the bed. just in case anyone was wondering!
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Re: What up Benches?
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2019, 10:56:04 PM »
OK Doc, you got me good on that one! When you said 'baby', I am thinking infant, as in human and then I am trying to figure out A) how does and infant get an ACL tear, and 2) Why is a parent letting an infant attempt to climb on on the bed instead of carrying said infant to a safe place on the bed, and C) how is it that an infant is even ambulatory enough to attempt such a thing.
 Then I figured it out. No, the paw prints were not my first clue (shamefully). But your explanation was. And no, I didn't raise an eyebrow at how you knew the bed height, it was a simple question to ask and get an answer.
 I could say I feel stupid, but I had too much fun laughing at myself. You should too. Babies climbing up on beds, imagine the picture in my head. :D :D
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« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2019, 11:09:03 PM »
well OG, I kinda did that on purpose, and we always enjoy a good laugh.  Of course she is my age, and her humans are all in college, so that is how she refers to her boxer.  The hard part is training the dog to put her paw on the inc pad and then on the board, then back on the inc pad, then back on the board.  hard to keep them organized enough to make a cute pattern, but then they get board and run around the house.  I will be in so much trouble when my wife gets home.  hahaha. running-doggy   oz_smiley   laugh_at  smiley_beertoast
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« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2019, 11:27:23 PM »
...so I used the laser engraver instead... for the paw pattern!
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Re: What up Benches?
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2019, 06:10:01 AM »
Thanks for sharing your techniques. :)

What I've always done Doc, to make the legs all even and the base of them to all sit flush is sit it upright on a flat surface, like the table saw and scribe the cut around the leg and then use a very thin kerf Japanese saw to make the cuts. Last chair I made was a fiddle back with the back legs angled back some. Scribed and cut flush. Noth'n to it. :)

Always nice to have a drill press around. Came it real handy for making wooden ratchet handles for the loom. A big chunk of 8/4 maple, lathed round. Centre mortied out square with attachment for drill press. Then drill the holes for the handles around the circumference on a bent angle. Works like a charm.
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Re: What up Benches?
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2019, 10:03:03 AM »
Trying to decide if that is footloose, da udder foot is in da mouth, ihop, or, high steppin'.  ;D
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« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2019, 11:44:32 AM »
Why did you feel compelled to indicate you had someone else measure the bed? :D

Very nice job and very thoughtful, or great suck up job to the CMO! ;D

All kidding aside you did a wonderful job and thing here. 

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« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2019, 12:41:18 PM »
Why did you feel compelled to indicate you had someone else measure the bed? :D

Very nice job and very thoughtful, or great suck up job to the CMO! ;D

All kidding aside you did a wonderful job and thing here.
Good point. A few know, but my last day at that hospital is past, and I have taken over at a regional Hospital 3 minutes from my house.  I know you were kidding, but it does come to mind.!!! smiley_heh_heh  Thanks for all the kind reviews and ideas
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« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2019, 09:30:29 PM »
Over at a buddy's house and saw the bench I helped his son make his mom for Christmas a few years back.  locust wood, no thorns.  nice long bench with all the kids names including one they lost close to term.  thin slab with bark on the bottom, very dense wood, no flex when you sit.




 




 




 


this thing is over 4 feet long.  heavy as heck and looks great.  Jim is x-navy, friend I brew beer with occ.
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« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2019, 05:34:04 AM »
Awesome Doc. :)
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« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2019, 11:37:10 AM »
Congratulations on scoring the new hospital job closer to home!  Speaks highly of your abilities!

The locust really looks nice.  It is pretty wood.  Around SW Va we have black locust but few of my trees get to a size for a bench with out some issue.

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« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2019, 08:54:03 PM »
Hey @doc henderson I just came back to this thread for reference. I may not be fast, but I do follow up.... eventually. We have new neighbors I just met today, 30 somethings, nice kids. They are working their butts off to clean their place up and make it nice. Flowers, quartz stone paths, fire pit area, and anything they can do that requires supplies from Home Depot.  :D ;D
 Anyway, nice to see youngsters work so hard and I thought I would make something for them. They could use some small table by their fire pit or on their deck and those slabs I cut up yesterday would work well I think. So I ordered a lumberjack 1-1/2" tenon cutter and a forstner bit. I am wondering how you pick your drill angles? I am thinking something in the 5 degree range in the X and Y axis?
 Anyway, pictures to follow in a few weeks. I hope they are not as ugly as my work bench. 
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« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2019, 09:01:44 PM »
about 10 to 13 degrees is what I use for benches.  if it is a narrow 8 inch seat I splay wider, if it is wider and more stable i go less.  for an end table you could also do a mass base with a petit top with a single post up the middle.  depends on the degree of rustic-nationish- tolerance.  (made up word).  i try to stay at least 1 inch from the edges. 
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Re: What up Benches?
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2019, 02:38:24 PM »
Well @doc henderson , here I am studying back on this thread again. All your (bench) legs look so uniform and that style appealed to me. Last night I wasted my evening trying to salvage a decent piece of WO to no avail, it's on the burn pile now. I will start again with a fresh maple log tonight if allowed. SO I am going to take pretty much the whole log and cut it into leg stock. My (new) question: what is your cross-sectional size? It looks like 2-1/2 square, but could be 3". I'll see how the log looks but maybe I will make both sizes. Then I will set up the drill press to do a better job on the tenons.
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« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2019, 02:56:15 PM »
@Old Greenhorn .  I like the drill press but also just clamp some to may table saw bed and fence and use a dewalt 18 v drill by hand.  mine have the level. cutting tenons in green wood comes off in big shavings (better)  and very dry wood is a little more "chattery" (made up word).  If planning well in advance a guy could cut the tenon a size bigger and let it dry, then do the final size.  My standard stock is 2 to 2.5 inches square.  It depends on the seat dimensions and what looks good.  I have a few benches around the shop that I use for reference.  I have considered, if wood is about to rip my arms off, soaking the tenon in water to help with smooth cutting.  Glad you are having a good time.   8) 8) 8)
ps there are some other ideas online video's if interested.  I got a few ideas there.
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« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2019, 03:45:05 PM »
Thanks Doc, baby steps right now. When I set up the drill press I will get a photo. I think you will like what I have in mind, (assuming it works at all) but it will require uniform size for each leg of a given size group. For me, the legs seem like the PITA part of the job (next to final sizing, leveling), so I think I might just make up a mess of them in one shot, like you do, so I can just use them as needed. I can leave them in the shed to dry somewhat. Not even sure what the MC is on that log I was gonna mill tonight. I cut it back in the fall, so it's probably still high. If'n I mill them at 2-1/2" I could take them down to 2" later if needed for style points, or if I wanted to make short stiles (see what I did there?).  ;D :D
Edit to add: Yes, I know there are lots of neat ideas out there, it boggles the mind. I am trying not to think about them just yet. I need to get the basic process of making a top, making legs, putting them together, and finishing it off. I have never been a good woodworker because I am impatient. I need to work on my zen a lot more.
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« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2020, 10:42:44 PM »
made a bench for a guy at work.  he is the one clearing his land and cutting ERC for me.  made him some trim.  and his son (grandson)  loves cows @Southside  so made him a bench.  18 inches by 8 inches, 12 inches tall.



 






 





 

  
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« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2020, 11:05:58 PM »
That is nice!! 
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