One Man's Junk - Chair #9: The end is in sight

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Blog entry by Zuki posted 07-20-2008 08:34 PM 1144 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Moving right along Part 9 of One Man's Junk - Chair series Part 10: Plugging along »

I have not been out of the shop for a couple of days and I had a little mishap on Friday while staining the deck. 99.9% of the time when I am outdoors I am wearing coveralls . . . what I wear underneath is determined by other factors. :-) On Friday I said to myself “self, why not get some sun on your white skin and vitamin D into your system” . . . “I said sure, why not.” For the 2 hours outside in the sunshine I wore a pair of trunks. Well . . . my entire back, one thigh and both forearms got as red as a lobster. Ouch !! I had difficulty sleeping and Saturday I was not quite “right” . . . so I decided to not go near power tools. I’m not quite 100% today, but I can move around with only a little discomfort.

Last time I left trying to figure out how taper the arms. I decided on using the BS as it tilts to 45.

Next I had to notch out the arms so they would fit over the seat and make a couple of spacers to go between the arm and side stretchers.

Arms installed.

Here is the chair ready for final sanding and touch-ups.

A mess of plugs to fill the screw holes.

The base that will attach to the seat. This is the “junk” piece of the project.

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#1 posted 07-20-2008 10:59 PM

Looking good!

Thanks for the post


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#2 posted 07-20-2008 11:39 PM

Wow Zuki – that chair is quite the project sure is coming along nicely.

Have done that sunburn thing myself—not fun – but it will go away soon enough. Lesson learned!

What type of finish are you planning on using for the chair?

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#3 posted 07-21-2008 12:14 AM

Finish . . . probably nothing. I usually leave my pieces unfinished due to DW’s allergies. However I may paint it later.

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#4 posted 07-21-2008 12:42 AM

Try some of this purified Linseed Oil. My wife has allergies, & it doesn’t bother her.

I bought some at Walmart in the art supplies.

Maybe it’ll even work on your sunburn. LOL

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#5 posted 07-21-2008 12:58 AM

Very nicely done. Add in the base and you’ve got quite a spiffy chair.

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#6 posted 07-21-2008 01:58 AM

Zuki the chair looks too good to go on the junk! Nice job.

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