15 Degree Swing

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Project by H_Stevens posted 07-21-2019 08:12 PM 665 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictures show a custom built “porch swing” installed a my costumers location. The sides splay out at 15 degrees. All joints are mortise and tenon. I installed “dutchman” where the vertical and horizontal pieces meet to make a seamless joint. Made from 2” X 2” “Sepele” Mahogany. This was a very difficult project.

-- Hamp, St. Simons Island, GA

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#1 posted 07-22-2019 02:41 AM

Great swing… and way to take the hard way out to make it challenging ;) Nicely done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 07-22-2019 03:24 PM

This looks very difficult. End result is very nice and fits the space well.

-- "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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#3 posted 07-22-2019 05:23 PM

What a unique piece! Can you possibly explain this pic? The construction is absolutely beautiful, congrats on your DT3.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#4 posted 07-22-2019 06:16 PM

The picture about is best explained this way: All vertical members had tenons that fit a mortise on the top and bottom horizontal member. There was also a slot cut in the place where a vertical member joined the horizontal member. So to cover this joint I routed a “Dutchman” and filled the space with an exactly fitting pieces.

-- Hamp, St. Simons Island, GA

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#5 posted 07-22-2019 09:04 PM

That looks great!

... but with chains that long, my kids would be hitting the walls with it… and probably breaking the windows behind.

A swing for mature people.

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#6 posted 07-23-2019 08:56 PM

that is a very unique swing and quite beautiful.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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