Bench Portrait - September 5, 2017 - "The weight of the world"

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Bench Portrait - September 5, 2017 - "The weight of the world"

Post by Jeremy Clark » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:08 pm

I snapped this shot and thought some folks here might get a kick out it...

Some slightly irresponsible stress testing of my "structured sides"...yes that 5 gallon water jug is completely full.

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Re: Bench Portrait - September 5, 2017 - "The weight of the world"

Post by printer2 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:37 am

I did an inner side to a rim set when I first started building. It really does stiffen things up doesn't it.
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Re: Bench Portrait - September 5, 2017 - "The weight of the world"

Post by Jeremy Clark » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:18 pm

It's kind of incredible really and it's taken me a while to feel like I'm starting to really take full advantage of it. I don't see going back...
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Re: Bench Portrait - September 5, 2017 - "The weight of the world"

Post by MessyTendon » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:20 pm

Try it with a half barrel keg. Are those laminated sides or beefed up kerfing? Looks good whatever you did.

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Re: Bench Portrait - September 5, 2017 - "The weight of the world"

Post by Steve Ganz » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:29 pm

Jeremy, What is the structure?
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Re: Bench Portrait - September 5, 2017 - "The weight of the world"

Post by Chris Sobel » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:59 pm

I used doubled sides a bunch but ended up preferring 3mm of thinner total. I'm building with a traditional medium weight top and it made the neck joint too stiff and tamed the harmonics when I got to 4mm. I had good results after I relaxed the neck joint but I wondered if it's a concept that works really well if the top design lends itself to being very active harmonically. Any thoughts?
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