Morris Chair build ala. Wood Mag. plans #9: More joinery and a boo-boo

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 04-15-2019 03:17 AM 1188 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Seat back time Part 9 of Morris Chair build ala. Wood Mag. plans series Part 10: Getting it all together »

Cut mortices on the chisel morticer and then cleaned up the bottoms… only to have a problem, as I did this in the vice and the bottom was not supported.

Fortunately, I was able to glue it back together and scrape the glue off.

With the mortises done I got to try out a tenoning jig that was recently given to me.

But it doesn’t open up wide enough to turn the 3.5” boards, so I’ll be keeping my old home made jig.

Finished up cutting the shoulders on the TS

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

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#1 posted 04-15-2019 06:14 AM

Hello Matt,

I have been following the Moris Chair build for some time now.
Its very interesting and informative and as I havent had enough expert knowledge to be able to add a constructive comment did not do so up to now.

I have the same tennoning Jig as you and to be able to clamp wider material I added a couple of spacer washers.

Metric Version:-

Imperial Version:-

I thought it may be of assistance to you.

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 04-15-2019 03:55 PM

I also have the same jig, (came free with my Delta TS) have always cut he shoulders with a sled useing the short side as a reference! Sometimes when feeling brave just hand cut and trim with chisel!
I also attacked a sacrificial board to the face of the jig and reset sliding table and reference gauge. (which as it turns out never gets used) Hindsight all that would be required would be some sandpaper to help prevent slippage?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 04-15-2019 05:08 PM

No one will ever see the blowout after you glue and finish it. When I made my chair I took special care on the legs to make sure I was going to cut the quadralinear on a particular side to expose the best grain. Nope, one piece even with chalk marks got a groove cut in the outside side. I cut a strip to fit. I doubt anyone will ever see it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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