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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-09-2018, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Howdy guys and gals! Sorry I have been absent from the site for a while. I'm preparing to retire from my day job in December. I have been busy wrapping up projects and introducing my replacement to customers.

But I found a little time to get back in the shop and built my sister a bench for her new house and the deck they built. A new deck needs a new bench right? LOL

I carved the artwork into the bench top about 1/4" deep. Then I filled them with "Milliput" epoxy putty. (Gotta say I had a blast working with this stuff!) After 3 hours it is dried hard enough to sand smooth.....but I let it dry over night.

I stained the entire bench and then applied 3 coats of Helmsman exterior spar urethane. Simple bench with simple carvings.....but it was fun to make.

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Nice one Frank.
Thanks Ross. I'm hoping to get busier and more active on the site in the near future. I only have 70 more working days.....but who's counting? LOL
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Keep up the good work Frank. And have fun doing it.
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Nice job concealing the hardware, if you used any, Frank.
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Looks great Frank!! Bet your sister will love it!
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Get limbered up now, lil buddy. You won't know when you ever had time to work.

Nice project.
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That bench would look great on any deck. Great job!
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I like it .. is it a bit wobbly being so narrow? Looks narrow.
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