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Blog series by siavosh updated 05-18-2015 06:17 AM 6 parts 9130 reads 28 comments total

Part 2: Sketch #2

02-23-2015 08:01 AM by siavosh | 6 comments »

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Part 3: Design Origins

02-24-2015 03:21 PM by siavosh | 3 comments »

Mid-Century furniture was one of the main reasons I even got into woodworking. Seeing the clean lines and rich wood colors made me more curious about furniture construction which rapidly took me down the slope to woodworking. Two years later, I now feel fool hearty enough to try to build an MCM chair. I’ve browsed the web a lot for design elements, and I stumbled onto this one a while back that had a lot of elements I liked, here's the original blog (a furniture restorer I believe): ...

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Part 4: Woodworking begins

03-17-2015 09:39 PM by siavosh | 2 comments »

Afraid to make a mistake, I kept procrastinating until my design was finalized to the mm, but I realized I was just procrastinating and I had to start. So I made some rough measurements, and the sawing began with cherry planks I had bought last fall. This is going to be a lot of rip sawing. If there was only some kind of machine for this…I kid I kid!

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Part 5: This is why they made machines...

03-23-2015 12:36 AM by siavosh | 6 comments »

Glad to say after two sundays, and three weeknights, I’m done rip sawing the main pieces of the chair. By far these were some of the longest rip cuts I’ve ever done, one was almost five feet long. It was intimidating at first, but after deciding that cheating is ok, I scored the lines with a marking knife, and then let the saw do the work. Considering this is also the most expensive lumber I’ve ever worked with, I’m ok with that decision :) I had to spend a fair...

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Part 6: A diversion

05-18-2015 06:17 AM by siavosh | 4 comments »

It’s been a while since I posted on my chair build. Truth of the matter is it hasn’t progressed very far. I had begun dimensioning some of the lumber I had ripped, but I was getting frustrated with not having a dedicated flat+true bench top. So I finally decided to build a planing beam out of some 2×4’s. It took a couple weekends, and it was nice not having the personal-pressures of having it come out “beautiful.” Trying my best to avoid knots on the ...

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