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Morris Chair Project! #6: Started on the tenons!

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 08-04-2010 12:44 AM 1250 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made some more progress on the morris chair today, I started work on the tenons. I am using a dado blade! I also got a tool gloat in the progress, I got a 6’’ Oshlun dado for $58.99 from Amazon.com.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker



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Don Newton

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#1 posted 08-04-2010 12:56 AM

Those are some healthy looking tennons Charles! Curious as to why you didn’t joint your material before machining the tennons?

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 08-04-2010 01:01 AM

I do joint the tenons, its just way it looks. I am going sand or hand plane it.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 08-04-2010 01:12 AM

Charles….I.m assuming you used your mortiser to cut the mortises? You said in a previous post that you used a 3/8” chisel. How deep were the mortises? How did you mortiser handle the oak? Thinking of getting one….tired of setting up the drill press to cut mortises.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#4 posted 08-04-2010 01:41 AM

Your moving ahead. I have the same stacked dado. It is a real improvement over what I had. That Southern Red Oak is pretty hard wood, isn’t it.

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

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Eric in central Florida

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#5 posted 08-04-2010 01:42 AM

Those tenons are looking good Charles.
I like that dado stack too.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#6 posted 08-04-2010 02:01 AM

Making good progress. Thanks for taking us along….. Congrats on the dado set….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 08-04-2010 02:48 AM

Nice looking tenons and nice score on the dado set.

-- Greg P, Washington State, http://heirloomfurniture.weebly.com/

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 08-04-2010 03:12 AM

Yes it is. The mortiser handle the oak real well you just need to take it slow on oak because its so hard.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 08-04-2010 03:17 AM

Looking good Charles!! Just wait until I get going this Fall!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#10 posted 08-04-2010 03:25 AM

Nice!!

CJ, does you stacked dado set have a special chipper to set dimensions for plywood?

Lew

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

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#11 posted 08-04-2010 04:28 AM

Yes it does.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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kalijah

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#12 posted 08-04-2010 05:46 AM

is it me or is your dado blade on backwards? Also the burning on your tenons looks like it might be.

-- If you can't do it right the first time, then when are you going to find the time to do it right the second time...

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#13 posted 08-04-2010 05:50 AM

I need to check into that.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 08-04-2010 07:00 AM

Greetings Charles,

The Morris chair parts are coming right along. You’re making good progress. Your mom will be proud to get her new chair….stellar job….... I think kalijah is right…...it does look like your dado blades are on backwards..you need to turn them around. That could and will be very dangerous….don’t want to see you get hurt…..be careful…......

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#15 posted 08-04-2010 03:21 PM

Nice catch guys…...it does look like the dado set is on backwards! Charles, if you liked the dado set when it was on backwards you’ll absolutely love it when it is on correctly! Be safe buddy.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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