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#1 Don Kondra

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:28 PM

Took some time off from commissioned wood work to make two benches on spec, as in, available for sale immediately :)  


The design was driven by two elements I wanted to use, the sharp edge on the side of the handles and the carved joint between the turned leg and the square rails.  


This is a quick and dirty video of the hand planing...  



For the leg joint, the part that meets the rail is left square on the lathe.  Then most of the waste is removed on the bandsaw.  The rest is handwork with a carving burr in a die grinder and then drum sander and hand sanding.  


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British Columbia Broad-Leaf Maple with leather seat.  Finish is a natural oil and lacquer.


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The most highly figured walnut I've had the pleasure to work with.  Finish is a Watco Black Walnut oil and lacquer.


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Cheers, Don 



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Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:29 PM

Don these are amazing!!!!!!  :D  Been looking can not decide which one I like bestt both are spectacular and your video and photos are also well done.



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Posted 17 July 2018 - 11:44 PM

Wow... beautiful work Don.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 02:40 AM

Very nice. Those should sell pretty well.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 02:54 AM

Wow, nicely, done, Don. Great looking benches.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 12:04 PM

Nice work, Don.  :)


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 09:57 PM

Thank You's for the comments !


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