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My first grandson is still a little guy and looked like he'd like his own seat that he could not only sit on but stand on too. It's made of red oak (my fav wood) and finished in Watson's Danish and wax. It's 15" tall, 28'' long and 7" wide. I used pocket hole joinery.
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I spent 4 weeks on and off trying to make a jig to dado tenons in a board at a 60 degree angle so that I could make a through mortise/dado joint for this project. All I did was make lots of boards with tear-out and re-learned words I thought I'd forgotten… The last two pics are my results.

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cool little bench,to bad about the through tenons.
 

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I like it. I'm also surprised at the tear-out you got. The thru-tenons woulda been SO NICE.
 

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nice bench jack

how about angling the top
of the legs first
then using a backer for the tenon cuts
move it if it gets sloopy
 

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Nice looking bench. I'll bet you are a good grandpa.
 

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I like it. Ya some sort of backing would help.
 

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That is one COOL little bench!

He will like that for years to come… even as an adult…

Great Job!

Thank you.
 

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David, I think you're onto something with cutting the edge @ 60degrees first. I did try backing but I was moving the board across the opening for the dado blades so that once the first cut was done, there was no backing…
 

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Nice bench Jack. Grandkids, another reason to woodwork.
 

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Nice bench, Jack. One way to get around the tear out and cover the dado would be to glue on a thin solid piece on the edge after the dadoing! To make the grain match, cut the pieces off both sides before cutting the dadoes and then glue them back where they came from…...........Jim
 

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Thought of that. Might make a good treatment.
 

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Jack.

I have used Blue-tape to stop tear-out, but never tried it in oak. Definitely needs some sort of backing.
 
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