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  1. James Thompson
    May 23, 2014 @ 5:52 pm

    Steve
    Good looking bench. I like the curved ends I tend to think square.
    I have that same biscuit joiner and have not to this day made a decent joint with it. What is your secrete?
    Please keep up the videos. Your you tube channel inspired me to get back into woodworking after a very long absents.
    Thank You
    JW

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  2. Chris Thomas
    May 23, 2014 @ 8:42 pm

    Hi there- quick question on this project. I noticed you screwed/glued the top of the bench into the legs/stretcher assembly. This is what I would probably do myself, but in a class I took recently the teacher was telling me how that risks breaking as the wood of the top piece moves based on humidity, etc. Basically, the wood has nowhere to go if screwed down like this (as it was explained to me).

    Do you think this is a valid concern for projects like this (benches, tables, etc)? The teacher said those little figure 8 hardware pieces are a good solution.
    thanks in advance, love the videos

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    • Steve Ramsey
      May 24, 2014 @ 7:07 pm

      Expansion is possible, but for something this small, it probably won’t have much effect. You can play it safe by just using screws though.

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    • Carl Hillard
      May 26, 2014 @ 11:09 am

      Steve-Chris, in this build there are no cross grain situations that would cause an adverse effect. The stretchers run with the top in the same orientation as the seat board, also the legs are situated in a cross grain along with the cross grain of the seat. Glue away…. CAH

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  3. Trod
    May 23, 2016 @ 12:41 pm

    I don’t see a materials list anywhere. Would 3 1x12x96 boards do?

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  5. Doug Smith
    February 10, 2017 @ 10:24 pm

    Very nice bench, but it looks a little low. Is there a standard height for a bench?

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  6. Steven
    August 11, 2017 @ 5:39 am

    Great Video! How long does it take for a Danish oil or Boiled linseed oil finish to dry?

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