antler challenge

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Project by Steve Esterby posted 02-10-2012 12:38 AM 1784 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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friend of mine was gonna throw these antlers away because they were too old and weathered to carve or do anything with. I took it as a challenge and built him this bench. All of the antlers slope to the back so there is no chance of an enema upon sitting.

-- [email protected],the best teacher is repetition.

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 12:44 AM

Very cool I guess you don’t rock backwards in this seat,


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#2 posted 02-10-2012 01:28 AM

Thats really nice, reminds me of the projects my uncle used to do, there were antlers and other various deer parts incorporated into much of his furniture. looks really sturdy as well

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 05:00 AM

Call me a nervous Dad… but I can’t help think of a missing eye from a kid climbing on this or running around this, or even worse walking or running across it and falling and getting impaled… ( I know I should practice what I preach with the tip on my sons sword in my gallery ) but he’s almost 14 and the kids I’m picturing are the 4 to 8 year old little ones that really don’t pay attention to things like this and they go full throttle and hard when they play. It would be a great if you modified it to have a backrest that is open on the bottom to show off the antlers but just high enough to encompass and go over them, nice and thick since the base is heavy like that too, then also make it usable as a higher up back rest.

Either way the idea and workmanship is awesome; Great Job!

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 05:24 AM

we solved that problem by keepng it against a wall . all of the antlers slope back more then the picture shows. this bench is very heavy so it wasn’t scooted around easy by kids.

-- [email protected],the best teacher is repetition.

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#5 posted 02-10-2012 07:18 AM

This is a great bench Steve. I wish we had better photos of the legs and knew the type of wood you used…...........

-- mike...............

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Mark A. DeCou

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#6 posted 02-10-2012 01:25 PM

neat concept, and cool look.
I wouldn’t have wanted this sitting by the door while I was in college with folks stumbling in late at night (roommates of course).

keep them coming,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#7 posted 02-11-2012 03:10 AM

i like the built in back scratcher

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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