Bench #4: Ready to finish

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Blog entry by Dave T posted 05-19-2010 04:40 AM 1264 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well here it is. Ready to finish. Didn’t turn out quite the way I expected, had to make a couple of design modifications due to (no better way to put) being stupid and not taking 5 minutes to double check for square before quitting for the day. DOH! A simple clamp adjustment would have been all it took, but NO NO NO my mortises and tenons all looked nice and tight so I left it. So to makle a long story short the seat did not fit right and I had to make a modification. 1) moulding to hide the gap, 2) no compartment under the seat.

Lesson: to save kicking yourself in the a$$ later take a couple extra minutes to make sure. Good thing I’m not selling this one.

From Deacon's bench

I’m almost too embarassed to post it, but here it is anyway.

From Deacon's bench

By the time it’s in the house and my wife has her bears on it, won’t even notice it. But maybe I learned my lesson.

From Deacon's bench

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 05-19-2010 05:06 AM

I think it still looks very good. I know I have made my share of mistakes and you cover yours much better than I can.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#2 posted 05-19-2010 05:22 AM

Each project we learn what we did right and what can be improved next time.


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#3 posted 05-19-2010 06:24 AM

a1 said it, ive learned more from my mistakes then all the blogs and videos ive watched.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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