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Project by Bill Huffman posted 02-01-2021 04:26 PM 1599 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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https://youtu.be/bEmYlYR8lhU

This is a video on my YouTube channel of my latest build. Its my first video upload so this is sort of a test…

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.





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Jamie

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#1 posted 02-01-2021 04:39 PM

Video was great. Really cool design. Did you use expoxy to glue it up? Finish? Do we get to see it with the cushions in place.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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Bill Huffman

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#2 posted 02-01-2021 04:46 PM

Thanks Jamie, I used T-88 epoxy for the first time and I like how it performed. The clean up was great and its somewhat flexible and fills small voids well. The finish is Watco Danish Oil “Dark Walnut”. I did 2 coats and let them soak in per the can, and will go over it once again this week before finishing the cushions.

I actually upholstered the cushions already, (my first time upholstering) but I didn’t get them as tight as I wanted, so I am waiting on a new staple gun, (BAE) and will redo them hopefully this weekend. Ill post a video and pictures for that when its all finished.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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tynewman

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#3 posted 02-01-2021 04:51 PM

Really great work, and a beautiful design

-- Ty

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Bill Huffman

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#4 posted 02-01-2021 05:13 PM

Thanks Ty, its for my cousins 9 foot dining table.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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Daiku

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#5 posted 02-01-2021 05:28 PM

Wow! great design, workmanship and video.

Thanks,
Cal

-- Cal Noguchi

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 02-01-2021 05:57 PM

Impressive bench design and VERY impressive workmanship – great video Thanks for sharing

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Bill Huffman

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#7 posted 02-01-2021 06:33 PM

Thanks Cal and Dick, I had a great time building these benches, and learning how to shoot video while I build. It was something I thought would be a pain in the, ahem…process, and it can be, but after doing it a few times it is pretty fun. this is only my 12th video and I have a lot to learn, but its worth it for me. Thanks again for commenting.

The benches are for my cousin’s dining room table that was custom built for her Grandmother a number of years ago, and I took the basic curve from its legs and made that the basis of my design. I also love working with Walnut, and made hand cutting dovetails a joy. I bought a massive up-spiral 1/2” shank panel bit for this and it was pretty scary the first time I used it sticking up 2.5” above my router lift. I also used some Starbond to fill some Walnut voids and think it works great, so a couple firsts with this one which makes it even better.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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Redoak49

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#8 posted 02-01-2021 06:39 PM

A very fine job.

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Bobsboxes

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#9 posted 02-01-2021 06:57 PM

Great bench and video. Like the cat walkway and perch.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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mtnwild

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#10 posted 02-01-2021 07:04 PM

So elegant and graceful. Super job….......

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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pottz

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#11 posted 02-01-2021 07:37 PM

bill that is just superior craftsmanship,beautiful design.your video was perfect,i love when there is no narration just you letting us watch you work.i noticed the cat walk too,pretty cool.

-- 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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Bill Huffman

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#12 posted 02-01-2021 07:56 PM

Thanks folks, I really appreciate your comments. Oscars cat walk became a necessary after a couple failed jumps. He’s 15-16 yo, we aren’t exactly sure, but he has been our shop cat and constant supervisor for 14 years after we took him in as a stray running around in the woods behind our house.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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AJ1104

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#13 posted 02-02-2021 02:48 AM

Amazing design and craftsmanship. You did a fabulous job on the video photography as well. This is definitely a stand out piece.

-- AJ

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#14 posted 02-02-2021 11:28 AM

Bill,

Thanks for posting. Design and build are excellent!

-- Petey

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#15 posted 02-02-2021 04:35 PM

Mercy, that is some FINE work right there!

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