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Blog series by ceshelman updated 01-20-2022 07:39 AM 3 parts 2378 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: In the beginning there was nothing...

01-07-2022 03:19 AM by ceshelman | 1 comment »

So, I headed to the local hardwood store to pick up some quarter sawn white oak. After picking through the stacks to find the right pieces and spending most of my grandchildren’s inheritance, I headed home with a bit of 4/4, LOTS of 6/4 and a fair amount of 8/4. Having never build a Morris Chair before, I am working from a 2012 Fine Woodworking article by Gregory Paolini. The article is a good starting point but leaves a lot to be figured out on your own. I am also adding a fo...

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Part 2: Foot stool progress...

01-14-2022 05:54 AM by ceshelman | 0 comments »

Work continues on the Morris Chair. More specifically the foot stool. The foot stool contains 32 mortise and tenon joints. The chair itself has 42. I have never done mortise and tennon joints other than for guitar neck to body joints. I have a special jig for the neck joints that makes them a no brainer. No such jig for the chair so this is a learning experience. I decided to start with the foot stool since the pieces are much smaller and any mistakes that require remaking a part wil...

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Part 3: Foot stool nearly complete

01-20-2022 07:39 AM by ceshelman | 0 comments »

To correct my blunder from the last post I built a new leg and was MUCH more attentive when cutting the mortises to make sure I got them right this time around. Once the new leg was done, I cut all the tenons on the rails and fit them to their perspective mortises. Very happy with how the mortise and tenons are fitting so far. Tight and square with no wiggle. All the tenons for the footstool rails, including the two through tenons, done. Once all the rails fit the mortises, I mea...

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