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    rustic bench. natural edge on front and one side of the legs. 3" thick cedar. it was a bear to run across the jointer. looks like it will be around 17" across on the small end. nice to have a big strong wife to do the heavy lifting!

    need to pick up a gallon of epoxy next week to fill some inclusions. any recommendations?

    ready for delivery?
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    Re: next project

    I bet your shop smells great!

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    Re: next project

    Quote Originally Posted by schnable View Post
    I bet your shop smells great!
    smells like a hamster cage.
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    Re: next project

    Be careful where you step.

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    Re: next project

    Can't wait to see this when finished. It's looking interesting already.
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    Re: next project

    Dose that mean your installing a hamster wheel?
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    Re: next project

    Quote Originally Posted by Graywolf View Post
    Dose that mean your installing a hamster wheel?
    possibly
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    Re: next project (updated)

    bump for the update in OP
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    Re: next project (updated)

    That is a nice bench, and certainly looks sturdy. What did you end up using to fill with?

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    Re: next project (updated)

    Epoxy
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    Re: next project (updated)

    Nice job, was hoping to see some pics of the leg work. Did you take any by chance? I need to attach some legs to a Maple cookie but not sure how to best accomplish it and get started. I probably need to stop sweating it and just do it, if I mess it up I'll figure out a way to fix it eventually!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerbw View Post
    Nice job, was hoping to see some pics of the leg work. Did you take any by chance? I need to attach some legs to a Maple cookie but not sure how to best accomplish it and get started. I probably need to stop sweating it and just do it, if I mess it up I'll figure out a way to fix it eventually!!


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    the legs are 45* to the slab and splay out about 7*. they are doweled to the slab and set in epoxy. I added some lateral supports just because. those are epoxied to the legs and the slab. mechanical fasteners can be added if needed later but I don't think they will be needed. the whole things seems quite solid. I drilled the legs on the lathe. the dowels are 1 1/4" diameter.
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    I missed the lateral support in that picture the first time through. Interesting attachment method, I may need a lesson!

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    Re: next project (updated)

    That's nifty Fred. Are the inclusions on the top face before the epoxy filling or after (pic #2)?

    What brand of 2 part epoxy did you buy, and where? One gallon?

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    Re: next project (updated)

    Fred, that is one fine bench! I love the way you think--uh, most of the time.
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