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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:59 pm 
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Here's a picture of a whale's tail bench I just completed. It's made from walnut with maple wedges used on all of the through tenons.
There are twin tenons on the top of each upright and twin tenons on each end of the stretcher. Finish is 3 coats of deftoil over a sealcoat of
clear shellac. You have to use your imagination on the whale's tail
shape for the cut out on the bottom of the uprights. Thanks for looking

Tom
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Tom -

That is gorgeous. The twin through tenons make it. Very tight design, well balanced...

Outstanding!

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That is a nice looking bench!!
Not only do I LOVE walnut, you did a fantastic job on the construction! I'm just trying M&T joints now. I'm not sure that I'm ready for TWIN tenons yet. :-D
I would like a closer look at the maple wedges if you get time to get a shot.
I just tried M&T joints for the second time on my last project. The tenons are not a problem for me (on the table saw) but drilling a square hole with a drill press and chisels is a real challange! :lol: :lol:

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Nice looking bench.

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Hey Tom,

Very nice!
I like the details, the chamfer on the underside of the top, the wedged through tenons, and of course the whale tail.

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Very nicely executed...

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Looks great! I love the clean lines of this design.

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Very nice.

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hey tom ,

great looking bench ! nicely done 8)

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Love it!!


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Tom,

You're misssing an opening bracket on your first photo "[".
Sometimes it pays to use the provided buttons. ;)

That would otherwise show this stunning view of the Walnut:

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A beautiful piece of work for sure.

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Ahhhh, TnT...you are sure getting your money's worth out of that walnut!!!

Gorgeous....and thanks, Dan, for the other view.

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Thanks everyone for the kind words and thank you Dan for the assist on the pictures - just too many characters for my old eyes to keep straight!

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Beautiful design and great work! I really like the through tennons.

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Tom that's a terrific lookin bench, but even with imagination I can't get a whale tail in there, a Manatee yes, whale no. :D :D

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What tms said.

From my experience those joints last for ever.


Nice work.


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Very niceley done, great work
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Sweet - excellent proportions!!

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