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10-12-2013 03:24 PM

Source for 1/8" x 2" Mahogany Strips for Lamination? - 8 replies

I’m planning on building a sort of elegant Adirondack chair with bent laminations for the back rest and the seat. Does anyone know of a good US source for buying 1/8” thick, 2” wide mahogany strips for use in making the laminations? (I’m in Northern Virginia for what that’s worth.) If I have to I’ll buy mah...

09-28-2013 07:30 PM

Help with Bentwood Back Adirondack Chair Design - 7 replies

I’d like to build a elegant, bentwood back Adirondack chair similar to this one: I can tackle much of the design myself, but I’d like to have a starting point for the bentwood back, particularly regarding the overall size and the curve. If an...

12-22-2011 03:23 AM

Help with Moving Fillister Plane - 9 replies

I recently purchased this wooden moving fillister plane made by John Bell of Philadelphia around 1840-50: It’s a beautiful piece of work and tempts me to become a collector, but I’m intending to use it in the shop. I spent quite a bit of time over the weekend flattening the iron and honing the edge. It’s fairly sharp n...

10-11-2010 09:48 PM

Advice Sought on Constructing 2" Thick Panels - 1 reply

I’m planning on building my daughter a built-in bed similar to the one shown in this picture: The sides of the bookcases/bed platform are about 2” thick. I’m considering various possibilities for constructing these panels. In the picture above it appears that the bookcases have fixed shelves. I’d rather have adj...

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