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Mission Dining Build #4 - The Table

11-17-2011 08:01 PM by pintodeluxe | 0 comments »

The dining table is well underway, with the frame assembled and equilizer slides installed. I think there are some misconceptions about equilizer slides. They work for pedastal tables, or any design where the legs are stationary when opening the table. I had to do some searching to find slides that would accomodate this 46” wide by 104” long table. It will have two 12” leaves, and is 80” long when closed. The other spec I needed was...

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Mission Dining Build #5 - Armrest Fitment

10-11-2011 01:21 AM by pintodeluxe | 3 comments »

Here are the steps I use to fit an armrest to the armchairs. As usual start with a mortise. Use a sanding stick that is nearly as wide as the mortise. Attach 100 grit sandpaper to only one side of the sanding stick. Use the sanding stick at a slight angle to clean up the mortise. The angle in the picture is exaggerated for clarity. A slight angle will prevent damage to the exposed side of the mortise, as well as make assembly easier. Fit the tenon as you go until you have a nice sn...

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Mission Dining Build #2

09-28-2011 12:41 AM by pintodeluxe | 13 comments »

The Dining chairs are coming along nicely now, with corner braces in place, and a mock up seat cushion.We found some nice genuine leather today, that is the same color as the mock up.

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Mission Chair Build #1

09-24-2011 02:25 AM by pintodeluxe | 0 comments »

Here is the sketchup of the dining table and chairs I am currently building. The wood is QSWO with walnut pegs. The chairs are glued up, and ready for corner braces and pegs. The table should go quickly compared to the chairs. One chair has almost as many parts as the whole table. Cheers and happy woodworking!

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Mission Chair Build

09-12-2011 08:13 PM by pintodeluxe | 3 comments »

I am now midway through a project to build a mission dining set. It will include 6 side chairs and two end chairs. I started with the chair construction using quartersawn white Oregon oak that I kiln dried myself. The chair design is a modern version of the arts and crafts style that is also very comfortable. The style was inspired by Kevin Rodel, Gustav Stickley, and Elbert Hubbard. I had fun designing them on Google Sketchup. It is surprising how many hours it ta...

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Sketchup Mission TV Console / Entertainment Center

03-26-2011 01:30 AM by pintodeluxe | 2 comments »

I am finally getting proficient with Google Sketchup version 8. Here is my version of a craftsman style TV console. It is halfway done at this point, however the Sketchup program was very helpful in getting the proportions pleasing to the eye. Especially shaping and sizing the corbels. I printed the corbel component, and enlarged them to scale. By simply taping the pattern on my workpiece I was easily able to cut and sand the corbels. Cheers

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Yellow Heart Box in the Steampunk Mission Arts and Crafts Style, Stickley Nails, Belt Leather

02-25-2011 05:16 AM by Dan'um Style | 11 comments »

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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #21: Dry Fit!

09-02-2010 04:21 PM by CaptainSkully | 3 comments »

I found another day off, so I immediately ran out into the shop before I could get distracted. I was able to finish the joinery on the base ends. As with everything else in life, the relative ease of the BeadLock Pro has disadvantages in repeatable accuracy. I don’t know how or why, but I do eight mortises and they only come out within 1/16” of each other. This has caused a 1/8” difference between the mortises, pretty much ruining my reveal on the spindles. I’ll f...

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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #20: Joinery Shortcuts

08-21-2010 04:12 PM by CaptainSkully | 1 comment »

I was able to squeeze another good day in the shop around work. I ran off to buy some more oak, then got home and planed enough of it down to glue up the stretchers/aprons for the table ends. While the laminations were cooking, I decided to give the BeadLock Pro a whirl. Having made integral tenons with chiseled mortises, and loose tenons with the router, I have to say this method is considerably easier and faster. First, I was able to cut off the parts to their finished length, without...

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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #19: Getting Back on That Sawhorse... (or Table Legs Redux)

08-18-2010 04:52 PM by CaptainSkully | 6 comments »

It’s been months since I’ve been able to do any woodworking. I guess being busy in this economy is a good thing. I finally got a couple of days in the shop to address in-progress projects. The biggest was my mental block on the 4-sided quartersawn legs for the dining table. In a previous entry, I discussed how I botched the lock miter joint. It took me a while to get up the nerve to get back to work on them because if I biffed it again, they’d be too thin and I’d ...

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