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

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Blog entry by RonHoof posted 01-05-2021 05:23 PM 487 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 perfectly leveled feet but it was worth the effort.
This is my first post to Lumberjocks. If you like it, I’ll return with more.

-- R.Rawhoof

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#1 posted 01-05-2021 05:35 PM

Nice work Ron!
I like the two different looks rustic/industrial that you’ve achieved.
You should keep posting.

This is a site that will give you a working youtube embed link what shows as a video in your post.
I don’t know why Youtube embed links from YT don’t work but this will… I usually go back and delete the extra bit that it generates.
Keep it up.

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#2 posted 01-06-2021 01:03 PM

Thank you MrWolfe,
The tool you suggested is Greek to me. I tried to put the YouTube link in the window to convert but the link does not paste to that space. I don’t know how to use it.

-- R.Rawhoof

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