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Building a Scandinavian Modern Round Table

09-12-2019 05:27 PM by BenhamDesign | 0 comments »

This dining table was made in a Scandinavian modern style for a client who moved to Colorado from Sweden. I hope it reminders her a little bit of home every time she sits down for a meal. It is made from solid cherry; the top edge is rounded over to create a pillowed effect along the edge. The legs are angled from all sides and sculpted to a similar pillowed effect on the edge of the legs.It is approximately 42” DIA, and stands 30” tall If you are interested in how I built it please watch ...

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Jensen-style Z-Chair #29: Finished!

08-09-2019 12:45 AM by Ross Leidy | 7 comments »

My wife made the box cushions for the chair and matching ottoman (blogged here). I plan to tap her upholstering skills again for future projects. I’ll post some more finished photos as a project entry once I take some better photos, but here is one pic to cap-off the project blog.

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Selig ottoman #7: Finished!

08-09-2019 12:35 AM by Ross Leidy | 0 comments »

I now have the cushions for the chair and ottoman – thanks to my skilled wife. Here are a couple photos of the completed ottoman. I’ll create a combined completed project post once I have some better pictures of both. Time to put my feet up and think about the next chair project!

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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #33: 50 for 50 gift bowl

08-01-2019 05:27 PM by mnguy | 0 comments »

A friend at work also turned 50 this year, and it got me thinking about a project that would make a nice gift for her while symbolizing her milestone birthday. So, I made a bowl with 50 segments. Straight forward construction out of cherry, with a mahogany bottom. The finish is Minwax Sedona Red, with sanding sealer, EEE polish and Shellawax. I was a little concerned about setting up my wedgie sled for accurate cuts at 18 degrees. I have previously always used 12 segment rings primarily be...

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Selig ottoman #6: Final steps

07-26-2019 03:57 PM by Ross Leidy | 4 comments »

The weather was so nice this week that I setup a makeshift work surface outside to do all of the final sanding, glue-up, and finishing on the ottoman. Sanding was a long process, as expected. Each piece was taken through grits 100, 120, 180, 220, 320, and 400. One final dry fit: Glued and clamped: Finished with Odie’s Oil and now waiting in line for cushions. Webbing straps installed: For the chair and ottoman, I made some leg pads from a full-grain leather thri...

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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #29: Life is just a chair of bowlies

07-22-2019 05:16 PM by mnguy | 0 comments »

With apologies to Mary Engelbreit. Still working through a cherry log gifted to me by a neighbor ~3 years ago. I wanted to work on replicating work as a skill builder, as trying to make three “identical” bowls for my board and bowl piece didn’t go great. I made the first bowl after making sure I had more than 4 blanks roughly the same size. I then make a template / gauge for the side profile. Pretty simple turning. 4 matching bowls took me 6 total bowls; one was too sm...

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Selig ottoman #5: The last few mortises

07-22-2019 02:51 PM by Ross Leidy | 3 comments »

The outer mortises on the short end of the seat frame were the only ones remaining to cut. To mark their locations, I first made half-width tenons for the ends of the long sides, which would allow me to position the leg structure, but also allow it to slide to expose its existing mortises for transferring their locations to the seat frame. After marking the center of each mortise, it was back to the mortising jig for the final mortises. Everything fits. Just a little more edge...

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Selig ottoman #4: Edge round-overs

07-20-2019 09:53 PM by Ross Leidy | 0 comments »

For the wings on the long edges, I used a 3/8” bead bit along the top edge. Due to an error in positioning the blank on the CNC when these long pieces were cut, the tool cut past the edge of the blank slightly, making the height of one of the wings was about 1/16” shorter than the other. To make them both the same height, I used double-sided tape to attach a spacer to the opposite side to run against the fence. The spacer was placed up against the tenons as an index. ...

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Selig ottoman #3: Seat frame

07-18-2019 10:55 PM by Ross Leidy | 0 comments »

I have a feeling I’m not going about this in the optimal way. It’s feeling a little bit fiddly fitting the seat frame into the outer structure. But, perhaps it’s just the consequence of cutting some mortises on the CNC and other on the mortising jig. So far, this is working out, but I can’t help think there may have been a simpler way. The frame is 1-3/4” x 3/4” (approx). I started with the long side pieces, transferring the locations of the outer fr...

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Selig ottoman #2: End assembly glue-ups

07-17-2019 09:16 PM by Ross Leidy | 1 comment »

I decided to defer work on the webbing frame and instead glue-up the end assemblies and get the floating tenon mortises cut in the long stretchers. I’m using the same size floating tenons everywhere on the ottoman. They’ll all be 1” long. Test-fitting the long stretchers:

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