A new dining room set for my wife! #20: Corners, corners and more corners!

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 05-12-2011 08:58 AM 1941 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 19: Time for a rabbet or two. Getting close! Part 20 of A new dining room set for my wife! series Part 21: Top of the chair, Mate! »

Not much to show for today. A lot of tedious work with a chisel. I cleaned up 32 corners. It gets kind of old after about 20 of them! Took about 2 1/2 hours

Here’s what I’m talking about:

At the same time I numbered and matched up all the parts for color and texture.

Here they are all assembled:

Before I left the shop I chamfered the inside corner below the apron. I just thought that it would look good and be a nice touch. I haven’t decided what I am going to to with all the other edges. Probably just a small radius.

You can also see the numbering on the bottom. They will eventually be covered up by plastic glides.

Next is something fancy for the top of the chair back.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 05-12-2011 09:46 AM

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this blog Gary, and watching your work progress…
Your methods are so well thought out, that they make even the most difficult procedures seem relatively simple…
Keep up the great work my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 05-12-2011 11:18 AM

Gary, I agree with Mike that this has been a pretty enjoyable series. I know that it is a challenge to take the time to document the process as you go. But this has been a well planned and clearly documented series that is always enjoyable to see. Keep ‘em coming.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Gary Fixler

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#3 posted 05-12-2011 11:21 AM

I love the constant progress. It’s really exciting to watch these come together.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 05-12-2011 01:12 PM

Hi Gary;

I’m thinking the amount of work you’re doing on this set kind of entitles you to some new tools!

Now would be a good time to tell your wife you need something.

Very nice work Gary, as always.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 05-12-2011 02:36 PM

Gary: I’d like to say alo that this is a great series with lots of photos.

Very nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 05-12-2011 05:36 PM

Good Going so far !!!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#7 posted 05-13-2011 03:55 AM

Gary, this is great. thank you for taking the time to display the details of your work and progress.

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#8 posted 05-13-2011 10:47 PM

I second what Lee said!!!!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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