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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.
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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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