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Thread: Peasants shoe bench

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    Peasants shoe bench

    I made this bench for myself I tried to keep it rustic and simple. The wood is Blue gum eucalyptus the inlayed leaves are what was on the tree I think?
    The wood didnít cost me anything up front boy howdy I paid dearly milling the wood down to be usable.
    Eucalyptus is a 9 or 10 on the difficulty scale due to the gum. This stuff was air dried.
    I included a pic of the wood before the Rubio monocoat pure oil.
    Thanks for looking
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    Aj

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    The finished result has a lovely hue, especially the edge grain. Just how did you mill the wood?
    ​You can do a lot with very little! You can do a little more with a lot!

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    Thanks William I used the standard milling. Jointer planer bandsaw etc. This particular tree has lots of gum it Just kills edges.
    Aj

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    Nicely done Andrew!
    Ken

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    Good looking bench, I like how the splay plays with the live edge. Thanks for the warning on the eucalyptus...
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    Thanks Christopher.
    Aj

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    Beautiful work Andrew. This piece is deceptively rustic. The joinery is very fine. I wasn’t aware of the abundance of Blue Gum Eucalyptus in California. Very nice work.

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    Ditto what Joe said. Beautiful wood. Fine joinery with a rustic feel. Great job.

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    Beautiful piece, love the lines and proportions!

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    Really nice job. The joinery is fantastic. Looks like lots of chopping!
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    It was a lot of chopping and a lot of cleaning the gum off the chisels. One detail I havenít mentioned the top is two boards with a 1/32 gap held open with dominos. The bottom shelf is the same gapped with dominos making it really strong. I hope it stands the test of time.
    Thanks for the comments
    Aj

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