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Morris style glider #18: Done!

03-14-2019 01:25 PM by Ryan Tanguay | 2 comments »

Finally finished! My wife helped make the cushions, which really add to the comfort! Wasn’t the best chair to sit in without them. I have been enjoying rocking in it and hope to for years to come. Feels so good to have it finally done after nearly 5 years…

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Morris style glider #17: Finally finishing!!

03-03-2019 02:16 AM by Ryan Tanguay | 1 comment »

Whew!4.5 years since the start and I can finally start to bring out that beautiful wood grain! Have everything sanded to 220 and all the parts that can be disassembled laid out and cleaned off. Started with all the parts upside down to apply the “under” parts first. Once dry, I will flip over. Rinse, repeat. I went with danish oil as a finish. I am familiar with it and is hard to mess up. I also wanted to go with a finish that was protective, but didn’t leave the surfa...

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Morris style glider #16: Glider mechanism

03-03-2019 02:05 AM by Ryan Tanguay | 0 comments »

Working out the kinks of the glider mechanism. Purchased a hardware kit from Platte River Engineering for the glider part. It came with diagrams and instructions on how to make the wooden parts. I adjusted some of the parts to work with the dimensions of my chair as well as the integration into my chair. Didn’t realize until I got to this point that the instructions aren’t as clear as I would have liked them to be. Come to find out that certain assemblies in the glider base are...

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Morris style glider #15: Backrest spacers

02-11-2019 03:37 AM by Ryan Tanguay | 0 comments »

Made a quick trip to the local Stickley store to do some ogling, I mean research. I am glad I did, since I was a little stuck on the pivot pins on the backrest. I found that they use wooden washers to keep the backrest centered on the chair, since it is slightly narrower than the chair frame. I was also keeping my pins for the pivot and the positioning snug, but found Stickley’s quite loose making it much easier to reposition. It makes sense now that I think of it. The pins will never b...

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Arts and Crafts Dresser #5: Finishing Carcass and Fitting Drawer faces

02-10-2019 04:52 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 3 comments »

Not as much progress as desired this week, but fun non-the-less. Drawer Webs and Kickers are done and drawer fronts are fitted. Side drawer runners are simply edge glued. Non-structural and just scrap oak. Carcass is done with the exception of the back, but that will go on last so I can reach as needed for drawer fitting. Before fitting the first vertical edge: The drawer faces are first cut to approximate height plus 1/16” then planed to fit the opening. Then t...

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Morris style glider #14: Chair back

02-09-2019 10:29 PM by Ryan Tanguay | 3 comments »

The chair back is assembled and temporarily put in place. The holes were drilled for the removable dowel that allows adjustment of the back. Some sanding still required for the back assembly and then on to the glider mechanism! The end is near… I can taste it! Well, except for the cushions. Have had the fabric for about 3.5 years. Need to purchase the seat foam (FYI, Home Depot seems to carry the cheapest upholstery foam…). The wife, who is a hobbyist sewist will be helping wit...

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Alaska Cabin #2: Diamond Willow & Agate Cabin Kitchen Lights

02-06-2019 01:33 AM by Matt Snyder | 2 comments »

After my diamond willow and agate bed lights turned out so good I decided to do something similar in my “kitchen”. Running across the front wall of the kitchen is an electrical conduit tube that looks ugly and I wanted to hide it behind some diamond willow while adding some LED lighting. I looked through the pile of wood I harvested in the spring and found a strait enough piece that had some character and was big enough to cover everything up. To make it fit flush to the wall, I...

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Alaska Cabin #1: Diamond Willow & Agate Cabin Bed Lights

02-05-2019 10:39 PM by Matt Snyder | 0 comments »

In the summer I work on a remote wildland fire initial attack base in a remote part of SW Alaska. I stay in a small 13’ x 15’ dry cabin. The lights above my bed when I moved in were these ugly canister lights that were in your face and too bright. I knew I could do better. It was a slow fire season in Alaska last year (2018) so in my free time I decided to make some changes and see if I could make things a little easier on the eyes. This is what I came up with. Keep reading to s...

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Arts and Crafts Dresser #4: Arch, Carcass Glue-up and Top

02-03-2019 03:08 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 2 comments »

The result of this week. Carcass is glued up, all horizontal drawer webs are in and top is being tested for grain layout. After dry fitting the drawer webs last week I cut the dovetails for the top web: And in the panels: The arch stretcher had to be made before the glue-up. I used a flexible rod for the arc after the tenons were cut: After cutting on the bandsaw, I faired the arc with a plane, cabinet scrapper and hand scraper (the curve was gentle enough that t...

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Morris style glider #13: Seat

02-03-2019 03:47 AM by Ryan Tanguay | 0 comments »

Quick update. Glued up the seat frame and set into place. Still have to add spacers in between the slats and do some final sanding. I did not, however, let this opportunity go to waste and got to sit down in the chair for the first time! I have to imagine that it will be much more comfortable with cushions and a back, but exciting none the less to be able to sit in it for the first time. Progress is being made and can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

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