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Wood and metal projects. #1: Textured oak bench with industrial metal legs.

01-05-2021 05:23 PM by RonHoof | 2 comments »

This is a oak slab bench which I textured using a Kutzall shaping wheel. I was going for a pleasing rustic look for the wood portion of the build. Under it I fabricated an industrial leg assembly using .180 thou. sheet metal and 1” X 1/4” hot rolled flat stock spot welded to the sheet metal. The full description is included in the video. One thing I didn’t mention in the vid description is that I did not flatten the slab. All too often, woodworkers, including myself is dead set in perfect flatness, which is required for cabinet and furniture work. But in this case I left the twist and used it as part of the look. Sure it was harder to router the insets for the leg mounts and end up with p...

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