Morris Chair Project! #5: Making sawdust!

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 08-02-2010 02:40 AM 1580 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Cutting the mortises! Part 5 of Morris Chair Project! series Part 6: Started on the tenons! »

I am still making sawdust! I will be cutting the tenons next.

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#1 posted 08-02-2010 02:45 AM

Fun isn’t it…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 08-02-2010 03:00 AM

Don’t you just hate the waste associated with woodworking? Sees like about half of every board ends up this way.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 08-02-2010 03:01 AM

Yes it does Lew.

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#4 posted 08-02-2010 03:13 AM

I heard on CNN Weather about a dust storm in and around Ala. and now I know it was only Charles working in the shop…lol….look like plenty of progress, enjoy …BC

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#5 posted 08-02-2010 03:19 AM

charles ,

this looks like and honest assessment ,

of your progress on your chair .

keep at it ,

i never built one ,
so i want to see how it is done .

thanks .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 08-02-2010 03:24 AM

Go for it Chares

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#7 posted 08-02-2010 03:46 AM

that is sooooooome dust…keep having fun…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 08-02-2010 07:26 AM

That is a respectable size bag of saw dust Charles.
You go man !

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#9 posted 08-02-2010 06:10 PM

Hey Charles….is that a bicycle powered dust collector in the photo? Don’t throw that sawdust away, you might get a hamster!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#10 posted 08-02-2010 06:19 PM

Now thats impressive. Looks like mine after a day at the planer. I am glad that I have places to use this….it makes great nesting material for the chickens….good base for garden pathways (especially walnut – which contains a natural herbicide)....My neighbor is constantly begging for some for her horse stalls….which I am more than glad to provide as available….one thing I have never had to do is to throw it in the wastecans….so at least this portion of my wood investment gets some practical use (maybe better then the finished item

Oh…and make sure you turn the filter cleaner handles a bit….my first fill on my DC – I did not pay attention there…and ended up having to remove the cannister and clean it out manually…what a paid that was.

Keep up the good work….I’m looking forward to viewing the finished product.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#11 posted 08-02-2010 06:22 PM

Great progress, Charles !

Thanks for the updates :-)

-- -- Neil

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#12 posted 08-03-2010 01:15 AM

I am going to put this sawdust in the garden.

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