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Bench seat made with handtools

Bench seat, 100% made with handtools. My first post. Featuring through tenon joinsBench seat, 100% made with handtools. My first post. Featuring through tenon joins
Maker, youtuber and woodworker. Watch me work wood in 24 frames per second: https://www.youtube.com/user/andii1701/videos
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Re: Bench seat, 100% made with handtools. My first post. Featuring through tenon joins

Beautiful job @AndrewJones. Many thanks for sharing. It's great to see an example of what can be made using traditional techniques.

 

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Re: Bench seat, 100% made with handtools. My first post. Featuring through tenon joins

Looks fantastic. Well done @AndrewJones.

 

I'm sure @She_Skills would love it, too. 

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Re: Bench seat, 100% made with handtools. My first post. Featuring through tenon joins

Lovely woodwork. Could you please explain what tenon joins are @AndrewJones?

 

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Re: Bench seat, 100% made with handtools. My first post. Featuring through tenon joins

@Mick see how the longer apron boards are poking through the legs, thats a though tenon joint. There is another expample of one on the bottom supporting brace.

 

Tenon joints are very strong and allow the wood to natually expand and contract. They also only require glue, no nails or screws. This was important in times where hardware whould have been expensive or not accessible.

 

Fun fact the hole the tenon slots through is called a mortise

 

Thanks for all the likes (:

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Re: Bench seat, 100% made with handtools. My first post. Featuring through tenon joins

Beautiful!!

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Re: Bench seat, 100% made with handtools. My first post. Featuring through tenon joins

Looks amazing @AndrewC -what sort of wood is it made from and does it require a coat for protection?

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Re: Bench seat, 100% made with handtools. My first post. Featuring through tenon joins

@KabirV Thanks and it's made from simple dressed all round premium pine from bunnings and had 3 coat of danish oil on it. With light sands inbetween coats.

 

I think danish oil gives a nice balance between protecting the wood and having a nice feel. 

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Re: Bench seat, 100% made with handtools. My first post. Featuring through tenon joins

Excellent, you should be very proud of this.

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Re: Bench seat, 100% made with handtools. My first post. Featuring through tenon joins

Wow, its the mini template for a workbench!! Excellent work, Dave

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