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In case anyone was afraid all of my Morris chairs were painted…..

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books





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Brit

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#1 posted 04-06-2011 06:15 PM

That’s a beautiful chair David. I could just see myself relaxing in that with a nice G&T. Did you do the upholstery as well? I hope the feet were dry before you put it on that light-coloured carpet :-)

Thanks for sharing.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 04-06-2011 06:26 PM

Thanks, Andy. The upholstery was home-done, but not by me. In retrospect a little leather work wouldn’t have been a bad choice. I still have time to change it…the piece should be around for another forty years or so. And yes, it was dry, though I can’t say that’s always the case.

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books

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#3 posted 04-06-2011 07:41 PM

Beautiful chair! And I am relieved to see that not all your mission stuff is crap. LOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 04-06-2011 11:35 PM

:0)

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books

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#5 posted 04-07-2011 12:50 AM

Rivergirl, com’on this is the tool guy! lol…
David, Nice work! How can you not love that ray fleck on the slats of that chair, and the posts as well! I use to watch your show when i could catch it.

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#6 posted 04-07-2011 12:56 AM

Well done it really looks cool.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#7 posted 04-07-2011 01:01 AM

Draftsman, I don’t know who the tool guy is? But this chair is top notch that’s what I do know. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#8 posted 04-07-2011 01:10 AM

David did a TV show a few years ago called “The tool guy” where he dimenstrated techniques, new tools, and other information for woodworkers of all levels. An PWW is Popular Wood Working magazine which he was Sr. Editor. Its all good, just letting you know : )

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#9 posted 04-07-2011 01:17 AM

Nice chair…I really like the comfort and the arm rests on these chairs. They blend in very well with mission style and with arts and crafts.

I like the through mortises, I have seen pinned and locked used also….love the rays on the oak. Did you make this from a plan? I have been looking for a nice Morris chair to make as I have some really beautiful quartersawn oak I’d like to use on it.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#10 posted 04-07-2011 03:27 AM

Nice looking morris chair.

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#11 posted 04-07-2011 01:58 PM

Thanks reggiek. The ray flake always takes the simple lines of Arts & Crafts to a new level. A nice crowning touch. The design is Stickley, with some modifications, the plan is out there on the Popular Woodworking website last I checked, but it has been a few years. Thanks again!

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books

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#12 posted 04-07-2011 02:27 PM

Rick- since Toolguy was on TV- that explains my lack of familiarity. I haven’t had TV in about 15 years. :)
Toolguy- do you ammonia fume your mission QSO stuff? I like mine ammonia fumed. Mind you, I don’t actually build the stuff- it’s far above my pay grade and I don’t have any tools for the job. I had my reproduction stuff built by a friend in B.C Canada and had it flown in… Oh how I long for the good ole days sometimes… :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#13 posted 04-07-2011 02:36 PM

I really love Morris chairs and that one is ….. is…... is….. oh heck, I just can’t seem to find the right word to tell you just how …... how…... oh boy, here we go again. Let me just say that it is beyond my meager vocabulary to tell you how beautiful that I think it is.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#14 posted 04-07-2011 03:42 PM

Rivergirl, I’ve fumed a small piece, and honestly I haven’t found it that reliable a finish, and it’s certainly more dangerous. Fuming reacts differently to the variations in the quartersawn, and Stickley himself commented that an evening-out process was often necessary. With today’s dyes and finishes, there are a few ways to get an even, deep, lusterous look without the fumes. Just my opinion.

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books

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#15 posted 04-08-2011 01:12 AM

So David, stop the suspence!!! What was the finish you used? :-)))

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