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Project by Cedrus posted 02-10-2015 04:29 PM 2445 views 15 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an Alaskan Yellow Cedar bench. It had some tricky components such as the mortises in the curved upper rail for the back slats. I drilled the curved rail on the drill press with the help of a level and a special jig. All mortise and tenon joints are used elsewhere with solid curved arms. The seat slats are screwed down with yellow cedar plugs to hide the holes. It was assembled with waterproof glue and finished with four coats of Tung oil. The bottoms of the legs are epoxy sealed.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#1 posted 02-10-2015 04:57 PM

Excellent work. Looks great.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 02-10-2015 05:04 PM

Nice vary good work look close to the one’s that I make out of pallets , One thing I found and you will to you will need to put a brace from the center seat brace to the center brace on the legs to keep them from coming lose over time , I found out the hard way when they started to come back to have them fixed , Just letting you know what happen to me , Nice work !
BaaMaapii ( Till next time ) Nimkee

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#3 posted 02-10-2015 05:10 PM

Very nicely done and it looks comfortable to sit on.

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#4 posted 02-10-2015 07:12 PM

Very nice…......I would sit on it.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 02-10-2015 07:28 PM

Beautiful detailed work.
Very nice!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#6 posted 02-10-2015 08:12 PM

Sweet! Is the curved rail made from on piece? I couldn’t see any seams. Would like to see the jig you used to make the mortises in that rail.

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#7 posted 02-11-2015 01:02 AM

This piece is a work of art, all those tight joints, and the lovely detail…. nice…

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#8 posted 02-11-2015 01:05 AM

That’s a great looking bench! Looks like you handled the mortises in the curved section just fine—I’d be curious to see your jig!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 02-11-2015 10:16 AM

Wow! Awesome job.

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#10 posted 02-11-2015 11:12 AM

Beautiful. I especially like the curved back upper rail and the front legs. The way the tops of the front legs swoop in really shows off the arm rests. Nicely done.

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#11 posted 02-11-2015 01:18 PM

Looks great!

-- Gary, Florida

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#12 posted 02-11-2015 02:55 PM

I just love the smell of yellow cedar in the morning.
It gets my vote for best boat building wood in the world and it seems to make a lovely bench as well.
Nice design, detail, and execution.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#13 posted 02-11-2015 09:01 PM

Beautiful! Looks very solid but not overly heavy. Crisp work, too.

-- “Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men! Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.” —Bertolt Brecht

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#14 posted 02-11-2015 09:32 PM

Very nicely done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 02-12-2015 01:03 AM

Nice construction and sure to be a classic.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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