My Maloof lowback #3: Just like when eating an elephant...

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Blog entry by Antti posted 03-11-2012 12:00 PM 2606 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Joint effort Part 3 of My Maloof lowback series Part 4: The grind »

...small piece at a time. So no spectacular progress, but progress anyway. I made a jig for the back-leg surface which meets the hand rest, the same way as was instructed for the joint surface. Worked as planned, and now the surfaces are nice and flat, and ready to glue.

The other thing I managed today was the routing of the joints for the backlegs. Again, I made a jig. It didn’t exactly “work like a charm”, but with careful set-up, I managed to machine the joints. As with the front legs, the routing leaves some fine-tuning to be done with hand tools – which is OK of course.

It seems I still haven’t made a fatal mistake. Next thing is the fine tuning of the backlog joints, and then it will be grinding-time…

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Tim Dahn

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#1 posted 03-11-2012 01:27 PM

Progressing along nicely, great pics along the way too.

Thanks for posting.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 03:36 AM

Very nice work. I just finished my first chair today and read your blog. I like the way you made your joints before you glued the seat up. I made mine after I did the seat and I think I will try your technique next time. Keep up the blog. I

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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