Morris Chair Project! #3: Milling stock today!

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 07-27-2010 03:24 AM 1684 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Got the lumber today! Part 3 of Morris Chair Project! series Part 4: Cutting the mortises! »

I start milling the stock today and glueing up the legs! The pictures speak for themselves!


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#1 posted 07-27-2010 03:37 AM

now were getting somewhere , charles ,

keep them coming ,
i know you are enjoying this ,
as much as we will too .

-- 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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#2 posted 07-27-2010 03:49 AM

looks good Bud! That looks like a lot of FUN

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 07-27-2010 03:54 AM

very cool charles…like I said—-I want to make a pair at some point so I am enjoying this series!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 07-27-2010 04:15 AM

Let the fun begin. Glad to see you are starting your build. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 07-27-2010 04:36 AM

Way to go Charles !
I’m having fun watching this project come along.
Keep posting the pictures.
They make your build that much cooler.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#6 posted 07-27-2010 05:25 AM

Good looking

Nice job on the leg build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 07-27-2010 06:08 AM

I look forward to seeing the rest of the story in the immortal words of Paul Harvey. Nice work.

-- Russ

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#8 posted 07-27-2010 07:53 AM

EXCELLENT pictures !

I’m so glad when LJs take the time to do pictures OF their work, WHILE they’re doing it.

I really have to try to do this, for my next project, too.

Great grain on that oak, too. It’s going to POP beautifully.

Thanks so much, Charles. Keep ‘em coming !

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 07-27-2010 01:05 PM

Nice posting!
It will fun to watch this process.

Thanks for sharing

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#10 posted 07-27-2010 02:08 PM

Fantastic pictorial on the process Charles. Your project has a great set of legs :) I look forward to seeing how the project continues. Thank you for taking the time to document everything.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#11 posted 07-27-2010 03:52 PM

Legs look great!
Im looking forward to seeing this unfold.
Keep up the great work.

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#12 posted 07-27-2010 03:57 PM

looks great!

so, did you end up with 2.5” legs?

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

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#13 posted 07-27-2010 04:54 PM


That’s some NICE red oak! Looking Good.


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

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#14 posted 07-27-2010 05:38 PM

Looking good, but I don’t see a blade guard or splitter. Not to be a stickler, but you really should have both installed for these operations.

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#15 posted 07-27-2010 06:04 PM

Great pics! Layout lines look like a pro. As stated above, your project is looking good and on it’s way.

Mojo has a point too…keep it safe – If you don’t have guard or riving knife, you can also use some wood shims at the out side of the blade to keep the wood apart…it is pressure (pinching) on the blade that causes kick back.

Beautiful choice of wood also…the grain is beautiful.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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