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Morris Chair build ala. Wood Mag. plans #4: Cleaned up mortices and chamfered feet

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 02-11-2019 12:48 AM 1251 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Mortises cut in legs Part 4 of Morris Chair build ala. Wood Mag. plans series Part 5: Tenons anyone? »

Made a sanding block by attaching 80 grit sand paper to a 3/8” thick Aluminum block and used it to smooth up the side walls of the through mortises.

Before

After

Set up for chamfers

And with that the legs are done

Now to prep stock for the side frame rails. I’m trying out a new blade for the first time.

No burns and a smooth clean cut. I think it’s a keeper.

You know the drill… jointer, jointer, TS, planer, TS

Ready to cut some tennons

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam



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EarlS

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#1 posted 02-11-2019 12:03 PM

I usually use a slightly thinner piece of wood with psa sand paper stuck on one side to clean out through mortises. The aluminum is a nice improvement since it doesn’t flex like thin wood is prone to do.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Mainiac Matt

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#2 posted 02-11-2019 01:40 PM


I usually use a slightly thinner piece of wood with psa sand paper stuck on one side to clean out through mortises. The aluminum is a nice improvement since it doesn t flex like thin wood is prone to do.
- EarlS

I do some hobby metal working, so I had a stub of Aluminum in my scraps bin. Pure packrat pleasure going on here

:^D

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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Andre

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#3 posted 02-12-2019 02:02 AM

Well only 334 views so far, curiosity made me come take a look? I usually only check out the blogs if it is something that I may be interested in building myself but see that there may be some other stuff to learn? That first Pic of sandpaper almost scared me away:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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EarlS

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#4 posted 02-12-2019 12:51 PM

I saw your comment on Stefang’s post and wanted you to know I have been following your build even though I might not always leave a comment for you since I don’t always have a question. I appreciate the time and effort that goes into a blog series. Keep up the good work.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Bill Berklich

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#5 posted 02-13-2019 12:51 PM

Love the precision of the 45’s on the legs. IT is a thing of beauty that I’ve never been able to achieve. I’m looking forward to see this come together.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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firefighterontheside

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#6 posted 02-13-2019 12:58 PM

Looking good Matt. I bought that same blade when I got my new TS. I’ve been very happy with it. I bought the cross cut version last week, but haven’t used it yet.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Mainiac Matt

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#7 posted 02-13-2019 09:24 PM

I bought the cross cut version last week, but haven’t used it yet.
- firefighterontheside

Hey Bill,

Please LMK what the model number is and how it works out for you. My 60T cross cut blade is a thin kerf model and I want to keep it parked on the SCMS. It’s bad enough changing blades on the TS without having to remove it from the miter saw first.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#8 posted 02-13-2019 10:36 PM

Will do Matt. Haven’t used it yet, but soon. For whatever reason the crosscut blade is red, but it is full kerf and industrial. The picture of it on amazon was chrome, but it was red when it came.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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