Some recent benches I've made

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Project by roaddog posted 01-02-2019 08:47 AM 3008 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been chainsaw carving for about a year now. It’s pretty rewarding. I enjoy carving animals and free standing sculptures. These benches are a lot of fun though. The backrest and sides are like a canvas. I milled most of these slabs myself. The wormwood bench was cut on my buddies bandsaw. It sits in my carving area for now so I have somewhere to sit and eat.

I call the second bench my interpretive bench. Some people think it’s a leaf. Others think it’s a feather. I leave it up to them to decide if they ask.

Happy New Years!

-- Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh

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#1 posted 01-02-2019 01:21 PM

Supper fun!

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#2 posted 01-02-2019 02:38 PM

Nice work on all of them, but that first Salmon bench is pretty amazing. I also like the legs on the leaf bench.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 01-02-2019 09:26 PM

Quite interesting carvings.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-02-2019 09:31 PM

wow they are all beautiful,but being a fisherman and loving rustic furniture that’s my fav,but the leaf bench comes in real close.nice work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 01-02-2019 09:41 PM

I like these each one has a cool design and very good workmanship.


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#6 posted 01-02-2019 10:03 PM

I really like the feathery leaf bench!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 01-02-2019 11:22 PM

Beautiful work! The level of detail with a chainsaw is impressive!

-- Earl in Maine

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#8 posted 01-02-2019 11:46 PM

That is awesome, love it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 01-03-2019 02:19 AM

Beautiful benches, my favorite is the Salmon backed one. Excellent job !!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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#10 posted 01-04-2019 07:20 AM

Thanks everyone. I’m currently working on two commissioned benches. One is another simple salmon bench. The other is quite a bit more complicated. Will have some router work in the back and carvings on each end.

-- Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh

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#11 posted 01-11-2019 04:31 PM

All great, but I love the salmon bench the most.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#12 posted 10-13-2020 03:07 PM

Beautiful work. They all look amazing. What is the size of the tree to have a comfortable seat and back??
Around here I can only get lie 18 inches in diameter….hard to make the seat deep enough for a comfortable bench.

love the work you did on those benches.

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