Furniture #22: MSMC out of the clamps and into the bandsaw

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 03-04-2017 09:23 AM 2420 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 21: Medium size Maloof Chair - Preparing the seats Part 22 of Furniture series Part 23: Maloof Medium Chair continues I got the timber! »

OK making good progress on the Medium Size Maloof Chairs (MSMC)today.

I solved the mismatched piece by using a hand plane, so afer much huffing and puffing and then later reading Joe and David’s comments I could have left it there and sculpted it out oh well.

Any way I profiled the seat edges in the bandsaw and commenced cutting out the legs as well.

I used all Walnut this time but found I had completly consumed every piece that was a useable size and length for the rear legs and upper support.

I think I have one complete set but will need ot go see LJ degoose (Larry) to restock my Walnut stock so I can continue.

The front legs, I had heaps of material for them.

The back legs

I only had enough for one set so I had to stop

I considered using some maple but decided against it due to the strength differences

Stopping for a while and off on a timber run to Caboolture.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 03-04-2017 09:48 AM

Are there still mills up that way Rob??

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 03-04-2017 10:14 AM

Hello Peter

Sawmills still flourish in the areas around Caboolture.

I even saw a lucas mill around the Wynnham area one day whe delivering gear for my son I cannot remember exactly where it was but I was suurprised to see one so close to suburbia.

To buy timber at a decent price you need to visit the area, plus I alway enjoy dropping in to LLWW
for if nothing else a wood chat.

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 03-04-2017 10:44 AM

I watch eagerly, Rob. I have a chain that’s easily yanked by sculpted furniture.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 03-04-2017 04:30 PM

Rob, thanks for taking us along on another of your adventures in wood.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 03-04-2017 10:41 PM

nice work so far rob I know exactly what your going through,i just started work on a maloof style rocker made with walnut of those wood bucket list projects.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 03-05-2017 02:21 AM

Looking good so far Rob.
I have no doubt that the end result will be stunning.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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