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nickds1

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Made for the NT at Sissinghurst Castle - we made a few of these, plus some Clem Churchill ones for Chartwell - if you go there, it'll be one of our benches you'll sit on.

We worked at Scotney, but the NT closed us during covid and decided not to reopen us... So I'll make no more of these...

They're copies from the originals used as a template - the NT likes authenticity. Damn complicated - Lutyens may have been a fine architect but he knew sod all about joinery...

Lot of oak in there, and a lot of joints, many at odd angles - it's 8' long. Making one for home now, along with a Chartwell one.

Frankly, they're not that comfortable - the Chartwell ones are far nicer IMHO.


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Chartwell one for comparison. Much prefer the proportions of these, though the backs are complex to get right.

Benches at NT gardens take a HUGE amount of punishment from some very HUGE people. Many many 1,000s of visitors will sit on each bench each year. They have to be strong. Photo below before the seat slat SS screws were plugged.

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Love the benches, I have always wanted to make myself a Lutyens bench, it's top of my list of things to do when I retire in about 20 years 😂
 

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First workbench ever.
Just started in the craft.
Almost all my tools are in display in the photo haha
I want to make a table saw now. View attachment 113668
everybody starts somewhere and before you know it you'll have cupboards/ shelves /under benches and that corner full of tools offcuts and all the rubbish you dont want to part with
 

DARRIN

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Hi cousin KH! :)

My Roubo bench, built about 8 or 9 years ago, has a Jarrah base and European Oak top. The leg vise has a wooden screw and chain drive, and the tail vise is a Benchcrafted wagon vise. The underbench cabinet was built in the past few months ...






A lot of tools have since been transferred to the drawers ...





A lot of french fitted tools ...



Build alongs for the underbench cabinet, as well as many furniture builds, is here: Furniture

Details of the leg vise and chain drive is here: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolReviews/AYSLegViseChainAdjuster.html




Regards from Perth

Derek
that sir is just joinery porn !!!
 

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I really like the way the top and the bottom extend just fractionally past the sides, so easy to just plain them flush and make it boring, and just the right amount as well, so many people would’ve made that 3-4 mm – too much. Nice little cabinet. Ian
 

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Oak box with curved lid
A bit of experimenting with curved laminating. I made the curved lid first from 6 laminations of construction veneer over a former in a vac bag and them made the box to fit. The trays are located into the box otherwise the lid might catch when closed. Trays and box will be lined
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Walnut and Zebrano box. The panels are all veneered ply with Zebrano on the outside and walnut inside, Panels are all set into grooves, The walnut panel frames were all jointed using the 4mm size dominos,
The handle is zebrano morticed into the lid. The mirror image of the handle at the back of the box acts as a stop when the lid is opened.
Trays are oak with veneered oak bases
Finish OSMO satin
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I have sold out! Table and benches from reclaimed wood on hairpin legs 😂😂😂

The wood was from the customers demolished barn roof.

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Table is 2.5m x 1.5m, it actually looks much more rustic and characterful in real life than in the photo, full of woodworm, splits. holes and rot.

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Not really my thing but turned out okay, it was dead easy to make and customer loves it :)

Maybe the reclaimed, pallet, scaffold board, hairpin leg junk is the way forward 🤔

Actually no, it will never catch on 🙄
 

robgul

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I have sold out! Table and benches from reclaimed wood on hairpin legs 😂😂😂

The wood was from the customers demolished barn roof.

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Table is 2.5m x 1.5m, it actually looks much more rustic and characterful in real life than in the photo, full of woodworm, splits. holes and rot.

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Not really my thing but turned out okay, it was dead easy to make and customer loves it :)

Maybe the reclaimed, pallet, scaffold board, hairpin leg junk is the way forward 🤔

Actually no, it will never catch on 🙄
Hairpin legs are very fashionable - console table and dining table with raw-edge Birch plywood looks good
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End grain chopping board made from odd pieces. Sections ended up just too wide to go through my little Titan Planer thicknesser but also too short to go through a bigger thicknesser so I had to get them as flat as I could on the top (jointer), which caused problems as they were not as parallel as they should be. I had a piece left over so turned it to make a matching rolling pin!
 

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That's really lovely. I dabble with making boards and coasters too but have decided end-grain is too much work. There's a FB group for them and there is some real artistry going on.
 

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Hairpin legs are very fashionable - console table and dining table with raw-edge Birch plywood looks good
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They first came out in the 1940s due to material shortages from the war.
If it’s a style you like and the end user likes, then that is all that is important.

Like @Doug71 it is not a style that appeals to me. It fell out of use for understandable reasons. I remember recycling some of the materials in the dim and distant past, never the legs.
 

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End grain chopping board made from odd pieces. Sections ended up just too wide to go through my little Titan Planer thicknesser but also too short to go through a bigger thicknesser so I had to get them as flat as I could on the top (jointer), which caused problems as they were not as parallel as they should be. I had a piece left over so turned it to make a matching rolling pin!
The rolling pin is a nice touch. Would have been a shame to waste the wood.
Regards
John
 

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Just a couple of the puzzles I made for my daughter's wedding reception. The Cryptex is obviously based on the one in Dan Brown's 'Da Vinci Code'. The clue at the end reads 'The lady is for turning'. Solve that, dial it in and a tube containing a £20 note slides out. The other is a simple box, about 10x8x8cms, in the face of which is a slot that just takes a £1 coin. The coin inside can only be removed by cunning manipulation of the interior tilting shelf.
Kept the guests busy for hours!
 

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Just put the dart board up, and needed somewhere for the chalk and darts to go, so made a shelf with holes for the darts and a routed groove for the chalk - very simple, but as someone who has done very little woodwork before last summer, am quite please with how it worked out.
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