The Widow Bench presented some challenges. It is made out of a 3" thick Sycamore slab with Maple legs and hand cut abstract Redheart bow ties.
I started with narrowing the slab by 1" so that i could get it through my planer. After that I used non other than my own bum to trace the seat shape (butt its comfortable for everyone) then drilled a series of hole with a depth stop to mark how deep i wanted the scoop to be.I carved the seat with a combination of power grinder, aggressive sander, gouges, and hand sanding.
After the seat was shaped I turned my attention to filling the cracks with epoxy and started on the legs. For the legs I turned a tenon on the lathe and then glued that piece to the main leg piece and used a band saw to cut out the rough shape. Lots of hand sanding later I rounded over the edges with the router and dyed the legs red. When the dye was finished I sanded it back down to give them a distressed look. I had this piece sprayed with a vinyl sealer.