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Morris Chair build ala. Wood Mag. plans #10: Getting it all together

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 04-27-2019 10:25 PM 1259 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: More joinery and a boo-boo Part 10 of Morris Chair build ala. Wood Mag. plans series Part 11: Side project in prep. for cushion upholstery »

Turned 3/4” hardwood dowel down to a light 5/8”

Sanded on the lathe to fit a test hole

Got a nice slip fit

Cut cleats to support the seat frame. Here I’m ripping a 7 degree bevel. I’m in the minority in that I prefer a right tilt TS. Ripping bevels is safe and easy by moving the fence to the left of the blade.

And here’s the last glue up.

And test fitting the back.

Finally starting to look like a chair.

I think I deserve a smoke and a cold one.

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



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lightcs1776

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#1 posted 04-27-2019 10:55 PM

Amazing work. It really is a classly project.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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rhybeka

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#2 posted 04-28-2019 02:38 AM

very nice, Matt! how are you going to finish it??

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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Andre

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#3 posted 04-28-2019 05:21 AM

I think a nice Glen’ is deserved!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 04-28-2019 01:10 PM


very nice, Matt! how are you going to finish it??
- rhybeka

The plan is to Ammonia fume it (but not too dark), oil it with Watco, then spray satin laquer on it… But all is subject to the approval of Mrs. Mainiac :^)

I’m going for a cross between milk chocolate and coffee with cream in it.

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

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NormG

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#5 posted 04-28-2019 10:20 PM

Great workmanship, thank you for sharing this project, I love these chairs and it is on my bucket list

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Mainiac Matt

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#6 posted 04-29-2019 01:23 AM

Spent a lot of time finish sanding by hand and cleaning up tid bits of glue residue.

Installed the cleats and fitted the seat bottom. Had to put a chamfer on the bottom edge of the front side to get it to drop in all the way.

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

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489tad

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#7 posted 05-01-2019 09:07 PM

That’s great progress. Have you decided on cushion color? Fabric or leather?

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

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Mainiac Matt

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#8 posted 05-02-2019 02:55 PM


That’s great progress. Have you decided on cushion color? Fabric or leather?
- 489tad

Going with leather… most likely a Burgundy.

The only upholstery guy I could get to quote me wanted $1,000 for two measly cushions.

I’ve purchased a motor and foot controller to convert an 1922 Singer Model 66 treadle sewing machine. Lot’s of leather sewing tutorials on YouTube. I already have the sewing machine and the conversion was ~$50 (for the higher torque 1.5 amp version)

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

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Gene Howe

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#9 posted 05-02-2019 03:55 PM

Great job, Matt. With your attention to detail and your skills, that leather work will undoubtedly be the bee’s knees.
Now, you need one for Mrs Maniac.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Mainiac Matt

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#10 posted 05-02-2019 05:07 PM


Now, you need one for Mrs Maniac.
- Gene Howe

Next up is the matching coffee table, then the matching ottoman.

Mrs. Mainiac loves her 20 year old overstuffed leather comfy chair that the sun has faded and the cats have turned into shredded wheat.

I’d haul it to the dump tomorrow if I had my druthers ;^)

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

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Gene Howe

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#11 posted 05-02-2019 06:17 PM

I gather the Morris will be a no cat zone. :-)

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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