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Thread: A New little Cherry Bench for my entryway

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    A New little Cherry Bench for my entryway

    Really proud of this one. Almost exclusively hand tools after a year of accumulation and small projects. I've been a power tool woodworker for 30 years or so, and it amazes me still how little I know. But I sold my Hitachi Table saw almost a year ago, to focus on less dust, less noise as I coast into retirement. This is a small bench I designed myself with alot of influence from Asian style benches found on Pinterest. It's some 8/4 Cherry (came with a Beetle hole) and 4/4 cherry on the legs (came with insect tracks) The wood has been drying in my garage for many moons, so I would say the infestation is gone. Tusk Tenon Joints on the stretcher with Walnut Wedges. Dado top with dowels for stability. I was a little worried that glue would not be sufficient to hold the center stile, so I pinned it to the legs with dowels. It was very fun and supremely gratifying. It's currently in my entry way where it will get daily use as people take off their shoes. Note: when the pictures were 4000 px they were crystal clear. bench top2.jpgbecnh front2.jpgbenchside2.jpgbench construction2.jpg
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    I am sure that is as solid as a rock. The legs into the dado with no mechanical fasteners, that will be around for a long time.
    Very nice!

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    Congrats Todd on a very nice hand tool project. It is satisfying to say the least. Smile every time you use it...you have a right to be proud. Just the first of many to come, Iím sure.

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    That is beautiful Todd and I love the design. You should most definitely be proud of that one...every time you walk in to your house!!!
    A wannabe woodworker!

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    Good job. That was a lot of work just using had tools.
    Charlie Jones

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    Very nice done! And welcome to the slippery slope ��
    "You can observe a lot just by watching."
    --Yogi Berra

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    Nice one Todd. Our new place finally has a spot for an entry table or bench. This has been on my list for a while but we never had a spot for one. Yours looks great.
    Take me to the hotel - Baggage gone, oh well . . .

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    A solid bench that reveals the hand of the woodworker.

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