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PEP BB roundwood.straw.threebenches - Make 3 Three Log Benches

BB round wood woodworking - straw badge
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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in round wood woodworking.

This BB is similar to the sand three log bench BB, but instead of one bench, three benches need to be constructed.

The three log bench is a bench with two logs as the legs of the bench, and the third log is used for sitting on.



In the example above, the two logs that make up the legs are sawn flat on on the top side. The third log is sawn flat to meet the legs, and flat on the top for sitting.  But there are many ways to join the pieces to make a strong, stable bench.

For this BB, you must create a saddle joint.   This means cutting a curved shape into the legs to hold the bench log, OR cutting curved shapes into the bench log to sit on the legs.







To get certified for this BB, post three pictures for each of the three benches:

  - Your three log chunks that you are starting with
  - your three log chunks shaped
  - final product (which must be at least 7 feet long, 16 to 18 inches high, have saddle notches, a hewn top, and peeled logs)
 
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