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This project has been going on since a week before Christmas. And has been very hard for me. I wanted to do something that was my design. The base is sapele and the top is black walnut and I used some ceder for the bottom. I had only taken the time to draw the leg assembly. The rest was all from the hip.
I blogged about some of the build.
new bench
more bench
joinery starts
bowties
i'm a idiot
base assembly
error repair
I have learned a lot. And now my wife has a place to sit and put her shoes on before work. I am not very happy with the finish. It is all shellac and oils.
During the build I learned about the golden rectangle. I have since built a Fibonacci gauge. I have have learned one thing. The leg design is all on 6:1 and it works out close to the 1.618. The leg assembly was in the golden zone. Cool.
Thanks for your time to view my project. ;)

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thanks guys
 

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Dave, nice bench! Glad it was as a bit of a challenge and that you worked through it. I need to build me a Fibonacci gauge one of these days.

Interesting legs, by the way.
 

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this is the plan i found its kinda big
 

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Dave, I really like the bench. The black walnut, with some of the sapwood intact, in particular gives me several ideas on what to do with the black walnut I have stacked up. Thanks for the submittal.
 

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I later found out that the board was nash sawed. It was found in a antique shop, in the corner collecting dust. That was the hardest walnut I ever had to work with. Thanks for the comment.
 

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Just looking at your projects and this is very nice Dave.
 

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Why think you very much CSlabon. My wife sits on it every morning and puts her shoes on. I on the other hand keep wood working mags in it.
 

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Wow that came out great. Nice work!
 

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Thanks Swirt. Your opinion means something.
 
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