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Project by rainman posted 11-02-2010 05:23 PM 5940 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very nice lady by the name of Grace asked if I could build her a couple of weaving benches. I agreed to look one over and get back to her. I was intrigued by it’s simple design and the canvas bags that hang off each end(for scraps and shuttles I guess). I really love a challenge so I dove in. After looking over the original I made my plan with changes to make it my own. I used my old favorite , white ash. Everything but the seat and stretcher is inch and a half stock,with 3/4 stock on the rest. They ended up being pretty heavy duty but anyone could use them regardless of size. I bought heavy weight canvas at the local fabric store and YES I even sewed the bags for the ends of the benches. Not the best sewing job but they turned out very functional. She was very happy with the final product and thats the important part!

-- So much wood, So little time

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#1 posted 11-02-2010 05:40 PM

Nice clean lines. Looks very sturdy. I’m sure she’ll get alot of use out of these.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#2 posted 11-02-2010 06:44 PM

Sweet… My son starts his mandatory home economics this week and he is not happy he has to do sewing, LOL.. I’ll have to show him this maybe he will change his mind …

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

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#3 posted 11-26-2011 09:17 PM

Did you bolt them so that if in the future you can pack them flat? White ash, it is a lovely wood, hard to find here in the Seattle area.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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