My first commission

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Project by Silverhill posted 03-03-2015 11:50 AM 1414 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve only been woodworking for a short time and have focused on the learning curve of measuring cutting and fitting on simple projects in box store pine. This is a variation of a standard 5 board bench, the second one that I have built with a back on it, sized for children. It was built by request from a lady that is an amateur photographer that saw the V 1.0 original and wanted one for a photographic prop for her child photography work.

I made the legs from a 1×12 and the seat from a 1×10 so the the rear leg would be under the back and hopefully, less prone to tipping. The legs are glued and screwed to the seat bottom for strength. It will be finished by the lady, probably in paint.

I have a couple of pieces of oak and I am about to have a router table up and going, so, hopefully, I can move on to level 2 of woodworking by building some small projects with hardwood, and some routed edges.

Thanks for looking at this page and comments are always welcome.

-- 1st Cor. 15:1-4

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-03-2015 12:30 PM

Great job. Continue to challenge yourself.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-03-2015 12:39 PM

This turned out great – simple and well made. It will be kind of neat to know that your work will be in the backdrop of many many cherished photos.

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#3 posted 03-03-2015 02:47 PM

Monte—Thanks for the kind words. I do challenge myself a bit on each job. I do something new on each one. Even in finishing, I do something new on each job. This job I had to do a “fix” on a serious uh oh. I think it came out really good. I have close up pictures of the fix if anyone wants to see it.

CincyRW—- Thanks for speaking well of my little project. I had not even thought about it being in cherished photos.

-- 1st Cor. 15:1-4

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#4 posted 03-03-2015 07:47 PM

Great build, keep it up

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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