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Old Jan 1, 2010, 11:16 PM   #1
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My time has really been taken up lately with family, friends, and projects. My latest, which I really had to rush to finish in time, was Christmas gift for my wife.
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Also have some other pics of her weaving and a little more detail of the bench on the photobucket page. Thanks for looking

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Old Jan 2, 2010, 12:21 AM   #2
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Very nice, the bench looks very functional as well as beautifully made, and her home-made cloth/weaving is really lovely. No wonder you haven't had much time for photography!
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Lovely woodworking. And,the weaving of your wife. You are both very talented.

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Hey Brian,
As a former woodworker, I can really appreciate your Oak bench, nice job.
I'd like to see more of your work. Looks like you wife is pretty darn good at her craft as well.
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Sweet work Brian.
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Thanks for the kind words. The wife has won a number of ribbons at county fairs for her spinning, and has been weaving now for about six months. I expect that she will collect more awards for the weaving. OTOH, my projects won't win any woodworking awards. I kept away from some of the less attractive details of the bench. The wood, though, more than makes up for my lack of skill. The seat is from a plank I used to use for a loading ramp on my pickup. I believe it to be yellow birch, and there is quite a bit of spalt (the dark parts) in it. The frame of the bench is of a local cherry species, formerly our kitchen cabinets, before we remodeled. Finish is hand rubbed Tung oil.
She got a bench made from recycled wood, and I saved a few hundred bucks by building it instead of buying from a catalog. (they are real proud of their stuff, as my Carolina friends would say)

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Brian - some very nice work from both of you talented folks. Thanks for sharing!
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