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Project by Diego Cassels posted 10-09-2019 12:59 PM 363 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I’m posting the pure wood project here. There will be a paint job done to it because the wood was stained with oil, years of sun and rain.
Here are some photos of the process.
The rail was going to be a wedged through mortise and tenon, but the mortise just broke in both legs so I had to come with another solution. It actually worked!

The legs with the traditional design

The bottom part assembly

The top was mortised after into the legs, and all the top rests onto the cross rail (I actually glued it into place)

-- Diego Cassels





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swirt

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#1 posted 10-09-2019 01:16 PM

That looks great. I like the joinery you came up with. That wood looks great. Forgo the paint and try a bit of ammonia or dish detergent to break down the oil, or oxalic acid for the stains.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Diego Cassels

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#2 posted 10-09-2019 01:43 PM

Thank you Swirt!
This was an addon to a very old workbench, it has soaked oil so deep that I think it survived to the weather because of that. The paint is for my daughter’s delight, I do like the natural colors of wood and marks of time.


That looks great. I like the joinery you came up with. That wood looks great. Forgo the paint and try a bit of ammonia or dish detergent to break down the oil, or oxalic acid for the stains.

- swirt


-- Diego Cassels

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therealSteveN

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#3 posted 10-09-2019 08:34 PM

Yeah I wouldn’t paint that. That piece has it’s own zip code with all the history those boards could tell. BUT, ya gotta keep children happy, sooooo.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Dave Polaschek

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#4 posted 10-09-2019 11:28 PM

Nice bench, Diego! It has a ton of character.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Diego Cassels

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#5 posted 10-10-2019 12:21 AM

Thank you Steve


Yeah I wouldn t paint that. That piece has it s own zip code with all the history those boards could tell. BUT, ya gotta keep children happy, sooooo.

- therealSteveN


-- Diego Cassels

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Diego Cassels

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#6 posted 10-10-2019 12:22 AM

Thank you Dave!


Nice bench, Diego! It has a ton of character.

- Dave Polaschek


-- Diego Cassels

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GerardoArg1

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#7 posted 10-10-2019 07:32 PM

Beqtiful work Diego. Like the design a lot. You make a great job on these. Enjoy that

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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