Morris Chair Project! #1: The beginning of a new project!

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 07-21-2010 10:06 PM 1476 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I order 30 bd ft of 8/4 red oak, 9 bd ft of 5/4 red oak, and 8 bf ft of 4/4 red oak, from Hardwoods of Alabama the truck is coming Friday morning. I am so excited I spend a total of $130.98. This is my most complex project yet I hope it comes out good.

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#1 posted 07-21-2010 10:38 PM

Been practicing with that new mortiser, yet ??

You’re gonna’ have fun, Charles !

Hope you can take (and post) pictures, along the way !!

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 07-21-2010 10:41 PM

Good luck and steady hands will be yours. Have fun.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 07-21-2010 10:44 PM

Sounds like a neat project, CJ!

Also, looks like you got a really good price on the oak, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 07-21-2010 10:51 PM

That seems like a great price to me for all that wood. hmmm…
Good luck though! I love morris chars and cant wait to see yours.

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#5 posted 07-21-2010 10:55 PM

Yes I have, Neil.

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#6 posted 07-21-2010 10:57 PM

sweet! sounds like a great plan.

speaking of plans – are you following any particular plan? made your own? or just going with it as it goes?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 07-21-2010 11:14 PM

This should be a good one to watch

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#8 posted 07-21-2010 11:48 PM

Looking forward to seeing it. Have fun!

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#9 posted 07-22-2010 12:12 AM

I am following a plan I got from a woodworker.

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#10 posted 07-22-2010 01:21 AM

this is great charles ,
it sounds like you have been waiting anxiously for this .
if you feel that exited about spending that money ,
come on over here ,
i pay that every month ,
so i can have electricity .
i need to be exited like that too !

looking forward to the build ,
keep us posted .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 07-22-2010 01:53 AM

good luck, I am going to look for up dates ,that something I would like to build

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#12 posted 07-22-2010 01:57 AM

You’ll like working with the red oak. Take your time and measure, measure, measure… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#13 posted 07-22-2010 02:08 AM

Take your time & enjoy the build Charles.
I bet it comes out great!

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#14 posted 07-22-2010 07:40 AM

cant wait to see the progress!!! this is a project that I have always wanted to make!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#15 posted 07-22-2010 02:23 PM

I’ll be following your progress C. Good luck with it.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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