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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2017, 08:29:35 pm »
Very Nice!  Those benches have character as well as personality.   smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2017, 04:29:32 am »
On the benches with no shelf, you have 2 unused holes on the cross piece of the legs.  Why not cut two pieces of spalted maple the size of the cross piece and mount them on top using the two holes to secure them.  It would give you a bit of color underneath and hide the unused holes.  Gary
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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2017, 08:10:33 am »
Those look great.  I'm thinking I'm going to have to give it a try.  What if the slab has some twist, how flat does it have to be for the legs to fit?
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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2017, 08:24:48 pm »
If you don't have a shelf, you can plug the holes with black plastic plugs.  That is what I do.

You need the slabs flat or the bench will rock.  If there is a little warp or twist, put the slab back on the sawmill, shim it so that it does not rock, cut a flat face, and use this as the bottom reference face when you run the slab through the planer.  It there is a lot of twist and warp, choose a better slab.

I use winding sticks to test if the legs will sit flat on the floor.  Turn the slab upside down, position the legs where they will be attached, lay a couple of 1" x 1" stickers across the feet of each leg, then sight down to see if the sticks are parallel.  If not, you will be able to see which leg needs to be shimmed.   



 

BTW, I sold the naturally stained, spalted, curly maple slab this weekend  :).  I guess that I will have to make another for myself.
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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2017, 01:53:54 pm »
I just ordered a couple sets of these bench legs.  Can't wait to get them and put em' to use. 

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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #45 on: May 09, 2017, 04:53:18 pm »
Outstanding benches.
Nice job.
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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2017, 09:10:37 am »
I promptly received my Rite Leg Alissa bench legs just in time to put this together for a gift for my mother on Mother's day.  She loved it as did all the other ladies at our place for lunch.  Now everyone wants a live edge Rite Leg bench!


 


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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2017, 07:23:43 am »
Nice!
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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #48 on: May 18, 2017, 09:14:51 am »
I have another set of legs that I think I'm gonna use to make a cherry bench.  I still need to saw the slab and let it dry a bit.  I have a nice cherry blow down that I will use.  One thing I would also like to say about the Rite Leg bench legs, is they are nice!  They far exceeded my expectations from 2 perspectives.  1) these things are heavy and sturdy.  I knew from this company they would be more than adequate, but I was not expecting this level of durability.  2) fit and finish.  I got the wrinkle finish which is great.  Not only is the powdercoating perfect but also the welds and construction. 

I will be getting more of these in the future.  I will probably try some of the other styles and products.  P.S.  I have nothing to do with this company, I just like to share my opinion when I find great products that just work for me. 

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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2017, 10:39:23 am »
If your cherry slab includes the pith, it will crack badly as it dries.  Better to use a cherry slab that does not contain the pith.
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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2017, 07:42:45 am »
Here is the latest one, made from a 9/4 spalted sycamore slab sawn at the last Project in May.  Here is the subject log posing with an old Goat. 

 

 

Here is one of the slab cuts off the log.

 

 

The wood was kiln dried to 8%, planed, sanded to high heaven, and finished with 4 or 5 coats of pure tung oil cut 50/50 with mineral spirits.  Once Customsawyer opened up the log and I saw all the spalt, I had him cut one flatsawn slab before beginning the quartersawing process specifically so that I could make this bench.  The shelf is one of the spalted quartersawn 4/4 boards. 

 

  



  
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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #51 on: September 17, 2017, 09:08:38 am »
Wow!  That's one good looking bench.  Glad I was at the Project and now to see some of the cuttings made into something spectacular.
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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #52 on: September 17, 2017, 09:16:18 am »
The quartersawn ray fleck is stunning  8)

I wonder if Logrite could incorporate some type of unbotrusive adjuster into the feet or slab mount to relevel the bench if the slab does twist a little over time.

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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #53 on: September 17, 2017, 09:30:16 am »
Yes Sir Danny, that is stupendous!!   smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #54 on: September 17, 2017, 09:40:13 am »
Legrite and Spalt just go together.....in my book.  :)
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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #55 on: September 17, 2017, 10:09:04 am »
Wow, fantastic look from the spalted sycamore both flat and quarter sawn!

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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2017, 11:07:29 am »
Beautiful !
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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #57 on: September 17, 2017, 05:55:22 pm »
I am gobsmacked ,by the figure of that quartersawn   :-*


can't be found ,here or affordable , for a wood hack.

Beautiful piece
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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #58 on: September 17, 2017, 11:32:47 pm »
Very nice.  Might need to keep that one!
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Re: Another Rite Leg Bench
« Reply #59 on: September 18, 2017, 08:02:18 am »
Here is another piece that was made by Kirk Kameron using the quartersawn sycamore from the last Sycamore Project. The use of the sycamore ray fleck to make the fish scales is perfect.   

 

    

All the sycamore sawn at the last Project has been kiln dried, planed, and sold except for three narrow boards about 3" wide.  A customer furniture maker bought a good bit to make a table.  I know that it will be stunning.
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