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Morris inspired chair #4: The back goes together......finished crossed wedged tenon

06-12-2007 12:08 AM by Bob Babcock | 8 comments »

I made some progress on the back. Looking good if I do say so myself. Gluing the arched cross members to the posts. You can see one of the spots I’m not happy with in the foreground. When I cut this profile with the bandsaw it revealed some strange feathery wood that chipped out easily. I’m not too worried since it won’t be visible. From the top Inserting the pegs. The round pieces in the foreground are for the hinge. I started them with a two inch hole saw on the d...

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Morris inspired chair #3: Glue up---pegging tenons

06-11-2007 05:07 AM by Bob Babcock | 5 comments »

OK…overall I’m pretty happy with the way things are going. There’s a few ugly spots as well though. The crossing wedged tenons actually came out pretty cool (finished picture next time) but on two of them still have gaps in the joinery. I had the sides glued up last night and got up early this morning to get them set up before we went to the Cape for the day. When we got home tonight I started pegging the tenons. I’m using 1/2” oak dowels. I’m going t...

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Morris inspired chair #2: Dryfit.....sand.....glue

06-10-2007 06:07 AM by Bob Babcock | 8 comments »

Gotta get to bed so I’ll make this a quick one… It’s looking like a chair. From the back Closeup of the crossing tenons. Night Ops….final sanding. I need some more clamps….like 20 or so…this is every one I own. OK…bedtime…heading to my daughters on the Cape in the morning. We are wiring the lampost/mailbox I made her. I’ll get some pictures and post them tomorrow. Very easy and relatively inexpensive to make.

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Morris inspired chair #1: The chair becomes real...

06-08-2007 08:42 AM by Bob Babcock | 13 comments »

I figured I’d best get this blog done or I’ll never do it. Some of you will remember the morris inspired chair design I did in Sketchup. Well it’s finally starting to take a real form. This is my 1st attempt to do anything that might be construed as fine furniture…we’ll see in the end if it gets close. I’ve already made a number of mistakes I’m not happy with…a couple of odd twists of wood that split….a couple of bonehead hits with m...

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Thorsen Table contest #2: a couple tables

04-21-2007 10:23 PM by scottb | 9 comments »

I had this idea… Dick lit a fire Here are a couple tables I made this morning – without glue or any mechanical fasteners! (or any milling or cutting, just used some mahogany I had on hand… coming soon.... the real work in progress!

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back to the box #4: Box 3 - Recipe Box

04-11-2007 01:57 AM by scottb | 7 comments »

The third box in my series (the middle one), while still a beginner project presented me with a few new challenges. As I mentioned in the previous post in the series, I resawed some leftover decking for this project. The sides are quartersawn 3/8ths mahogany, glued together with simple butt joints. When the time came to select a piece for the top, I realized I needed a bigger board. After weighing a few options, I decided to glue up a couple more 3/8th pieces – that I had to r...

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screwdriver #2: replacement

04-04-2007 03:31 AM by scottb | 21 comments »

Dear Sir, We are very sorry to hear that our first generation custom made six-in-one screwdriver did not live up to your screw driving expectations of being able to drive nearly as many screws as the Titanic made Trans-Atlantic voyages. We take our product design and customer service very seriously, and have sacked everyone involved with the first product line. At considerable time and expense we have completely retooled our product line and would like to offer you a replacement fro...

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back to the box #3: waiting for the glue to dry

03-28-2007 05:22 AM by scottb | 10 comments »

or another title option, I need more clamps! There is nothing as great as an unexpected free day. Despite the fact I had to put in a 10.5 hour monday to get it. We lumberjocks are a funny lot, while people are watching TV, movies, or playing videogames on an otherwise “free” or “mental health day”, we head down into the shop to work for our fun. And today I was no exception. I was going to see how much of “Box #3” I could get done! I pulled out a c...

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screwdriver #1: Admit it, fix it, and move on... (now with pix!)

03-04-2007 05:11 AM by scottb | 29 comments »

First the bad news, just after my Bro-in law rec’d his homemade 6-in-1 mahogany screwdriver for christmas (and my nephew asked if he was really going to use it) it broke. Apparently the fact that I made it was a miracle, as I misjudged and left the wall closest to the business end very thin. First attempt was only a success in working out all the details in getting it on the lathe, and then off in one piece. Another second and It would have exploded on me. Like any good customer ...

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