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post #1 of 9 Old 06-11-2017, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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My apprentice built this bench for himself to put at the foot of his bed. He wanted wanted something different and I feel he accomplished that. The top is Big Leaf Maple with Maple and Jatoba stripes. The Frame is all Black Walnut with a strip of Maple in the Legs. The risers for the top are Teak as well as the tusks in the through tenons. The only part of this that is glued is the risers to the top. This was his first attempt at the through tenons and I think he did a pretty good job. What are your thoughts.
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-11-2017, 12:18 PM
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That's gorgeous!

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I'm pretty sure you're involved with sorcery..You should be making Disney movies at this point..
That's pretty darn spiffy.
I'd need to wear baseball catchers shin guards if that was at the foot of my bed..

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Impressive, huh?
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Nice work - guess he'll be getting his journeyman papers soon at that rate.
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I'd be afraid to set a tool on it, might scratch it. Compared to my work bench it would be like a Cadillac and mine the Volks wagon thing. I built mine in a hurry thinking I'd improve it when I got the chance. That was 35 years ago It still looks the same as it did when I built it only with a lot of wear. There is nothing wrong with perfection I practice it everytime I make something for someone else. For my shop as long as it does what it was built for, that's all that matters.
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That's some very nice glue work. Very pretty work.

Don't, particularly like the "style", though ...
Too many protruding "bits" for a bench. I think I'd find one of those protrusions with an ankle every time I swung one up to put a sock on. Or one would dig into the back of my thigh when I sat down.

Still, very pretty work.
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I like it. Very "Japanese".

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Very nice work, you should be proud of him, and he should be grateful to have had such a good master
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