Museum bench designed by Michael Hurwitz, how did he do it??

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Forum topic by steveinaz posted 11-11-2020 09:21 PM 391 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-11-2020 09:21 PM

In February 2017 of Fine Woodworking magazine there is an article about the subjects museum bench. The article states that he did a mock up in poplar using 2X stock. To me, it looks like the angle on the underside of the seat is about a 9 degree slope from the center to the edge, with the one end at 1 1/2 ” and the other at 5/8 or 3/4. How is this done? I’d like to try and make it. I am thinking he used a bandsaw, but I really don’t know and i don’t have one. In the article he says the curves at the edges are a combination of coping cuts and some chamfer cuts on the table saw, I get that.
Your help is appreciated. Thank you

Steve in AZ

-- Steve in AZ

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#1 posted 11-12-2020 02:14 PM

I’d imagine it would be a lot of side by side cuts with either a table saw or router (or even a CNC) that would leave little plateaus that need a heck-of-a-lot of sanding to smooth out. Pair that with a profile template, and you can get everything smoothed and thicknessed properly.

I’ve seen people do similar types of things with Les Paul type guitars that have a pronounced “belly” where the strings are and thinner along the edges.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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