J-Bench (Recycling to the next level)

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Project by NíccoloJosé posted 04-25-2011 01:59 AM 4440 views 19 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

J-Bench (February 7-22, 2011)
Dimensions: 66’’ x 37’’ x 16’‘
Weight: 90lbs

So I decided to take my “Wave Bench” and the “Tornado Floor Lamp” to the next level by adding a sharp curve on on the wave like a winding road. This took a lot planning with the measurements of the cuts. I have to admit some cuts I did were too thin that they ended up snapping the wood when I added brad nails. I was pushing the idea of on recycling the smaller pieces of wood in a different way.

I had to make my own guide for my table saw that I would end up with 85degree angle cults on my wood. Some small came flying that I wore a chest plate. I spent a lot of time sanding each piece to the right size. I would say this a prototype of what I else I could do with small pieces of old wood. Using the techniques I learned in this furniture, I believe I can actually make all the letters of the alphabet… But would probably be suicide. hehe.

It sits nicely by the way and it is very strong. I chose the letter “J” because of my last name Jose. =)

(1)Cedar, (2)Tamarind, (3)Narra, (4)Kamagong, (5) Ipil, (6) Dungon, (7) Kalantas or Philippines Cedar, (8) Molave, (9)Bakan, (10) Palo de China, (11)Palo de Ropa, and (12) Avocado Wood

-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist,

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#1 posted 04-25-2011 02:04 AM

That is awesome! Love the shape, lines, and intentional gaps in the design!

-- Bill

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#2 posted 04-25-2011 02:08 AM

very nice, lots of dedication

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#3 posted 04-25-2011 02:11 AM

Your hands must be as big as hams from spending that much time sanding. Dedication to the max. I bow to you. In the end a work of art!

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 04-25-2011 03:38 AM

Nico, great job! I never heard of most the wood you mentioned. The bench is very colorful. Are they all in their natural color? You have a tremendous range of colors at your disposal. Are they all native Philippine wood?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#6 posted 04-25-2011 03:52 AM

Wonderful piece. The organic curves require a level of planning and detail that I’ve never attempted. Impressive indeed.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#7 posted 04-25-2011 05:29 AM

Very cool! Very different which is a good thing!

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

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#8 posted 04-25-2011 05:41 AM

Absolutely cool!!!
Love everything about it

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#9 posted 04-25-2011 07:04 AM

Wow. Awesome.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#10 posted 04-25-2011 07:33 AM

too-o-o much!!
too-o-o beautiful!
-super thinking on the jig! Those are really hard to get right -i have given up on perfect angles and square!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#11 posted 04-25-2011 08:22 AM

one more time you have outdone your self
its a beautyfull bench
thank´s for sharing


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#12 posted 04-25-2011 11:41 AM

Now that is “Real” sweet.

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#13 posted 04-25-2011 02:13 PM

Well, it’s a darn good thing that woodworking isn’t a competition, otherwise I would have sold all my accumulated tools and found a new hobby when faced with work like yours! Fortunately, this is a hobby where we’re all, in one fashion or another, standing on the shoulders of giants. Super nice work, really enjoy seeing what you come up with!

-- I don't know what this is going to be like, but there's only one way to find out..........

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#14 posted 04-25-2011 04:40 PM

Absolutely incredible!!!!!! I couldn’t have even dreamed it, much less built it.

-- --God bless! Brandon

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#15 posted 04-25-2011 05:38 PM

This work is amazing! I hate to think of all the glue ups.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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